Certificate Series on LGBTQ Relevancy: Letters of Support for TGNCNB People
This is part three of a four-part post-graduate certificate series. Only participants who complete all four will be eligible for the post-graduate certificate.
This workshop explores the pros and cons of letter writing as an advocacy tool to assist LGBTQ clients in reaching their transition goals. The workshop will explore gatekeeping and ways to give clients back power in a system that often takes away their own decision making regarding their bodies.
Participants will be able to:
- Increased knowledge around advocacy within your agency/department for LGBTQ clients/students.
- Increased knowledge around advocacy for policy change on both micro and macro levels
- Understand social work as a political profession and the ways in which we can recognize gaps in law and policy (County, State, and Federal) and advocate for change.
About the Speaker
Aiden Jay Kaplan, LMSW oversees all administrative aspects of LGBTQ programming at Pride for Youth, including Coffeehouse, TransAction, YAAS, Queer Connect, and Community Education. Aiden facilitates the monthly “Pride for Parents Night,” and carries a caseload of individuals and families. He is available to conduct training on LGBTQ Cultural Competency to other professionals who work with youth, as well as provide Community Education on the topics of Understanding Homophobia and Understanding Transphobia in school and agency based settings across Long Island. Aiden is also a trained counselor on Long Island Crisis Center’s crisis intervention hotline.