Date & Time: May 6, 2022 9:30am – 11:30am
Location: Virtual

Participants will learn about the individual, group, and community-level factors that impact trans thriving, and the resilience practices at each of those levels that can support it.


Transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming children and adults face intense stigma, marginalization and violence from every direction: from strangers, family members, service providers, and the highest levels of government. Yet, many of us manage to survive and thrive anyway. How? And how can social workers better support trans thriving?

Researchers are beginning to examine factors that contribute to trans thriving, while of course trans communities have been developing and sharing resilience practices forever. This session draws on both bodies of knowledge – the latest research on trans mental health and wellness, as well as the informally-shared accumulated wisdom of trans communities.

Participants will learn about the individual-, group-, and community-level factors that impact trans thriving, and the resilience practices at each of those levels that can support it. We’ll explore our particular roles as allies to/with/in trans communities, and develop individualized action plans to build on known resilience strategies to better support trans clients and trans communities.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

● Identify individual and community factors that contribute to resilience for transgender adults and youth

● Explore participants’ particular roles as allies to trans clients and to the broader trans community (including how this is different depending on whether the SW is trans, as well as other salient social identities)

● Describe individual and community-level interventions to support trans resilience and thriving



$75 Registration Fee

$55 Alumni, Field Instructor, FFL, Adjunct Rate

$35 Veterans Rate

Free for AUSSW Students with promo code


Faculty Bio:

Davey Shlasko

Davey Shlasko is the founder and director of Think Again Training & Consulting, which supports organizations and communities to deepen their understanding and practice of social justice principles through professional development, dialogue, embodied learning, popular education, policy & program development, and strategic planning. Davey also teaches social theory and trans studies at Smith College SSW and is the author of Trans Allyship Workbook.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

  • Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal upon approval
  • APA Psychology
  • LCAT
  • NYSED Psychology

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

See full credentialing information and CEUs

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

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The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance.

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Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy.

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