Understanding and Supporting Gender Diverse Students in Light of Recent State Legislation
The purpose of this session is to provide the participant with increased awareness and knowledge about gender diversity and schools; legal and ethical matters that apply in this regard will also be addressed. Furthermore, social justice considerations that apply will be highlighted. Session objectives will be met via direct instruction, facilitated conversation, and supportive materials such as short videos.
1. To enhance participants’ awareness of gender identity and gender diversity matters in schools from multiple perspectives;
2. To understand legal and ethical matters that apply to supporting gender diverse students in schools;
3. To highlight strategies with a social justice perspective to optimize gender diverse students’ potential for success in school.
Todd A. Savage, Ph.D., NCSP is a professor in the school psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF); he is also a former president of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Dr. Savage earned his doctorate from the University of Kentucky in 2002 and prior to his current position at UWRF, he was on faculty in the school psychology program at New Mexico State University. Dr. Savage’s scholarly research interests include LGBTQ+ issues in education with an emphasis in gender diversity; cultural humility; social justice matters; and school safety and crisis prevention, preparedness, and intervention.
This course meets the qualifications for 3 hours of continuing education credit for LEPs, LMFTs, LPCCs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This course also qualifies for 3 hours of continuing professional development for Nationally Certified School Psychologists, under provider number 1025. CASP maintains responsibility for the program and its content.
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