Event date: 6/8/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Export event
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Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

Brandy Brown, LCSW

2 Clinical CEs approved by NASW Maine - .5 of these CEs are obtained by watching a video prior to the workshop


There is an acute need for social workers to have clinical competency working with transgender and gender diverse youth. Family acceptance and mental health disparities can pose clear challenges to your client. Brandy will review updated MIYHS Data, identify ways to overcome challenges and barriers to service, and ways to advocate. The brief webinar participants are asked to review prior to the workshop will provide background knowledge and a foundation around language/ terminology. The workshop will take us beyond the "101" onto the next level of work.

About the Presenter:

Brandy Brown, LCSW (Pronouns: she, her, hers) Brandy is currently serving as the President of NASW Maine Board of Directors and has been involved with NASW for many years, including as Chair of the NASW Maine LGBTQ+ Advocacy Committee. She is the Program Manager for The Gender Clinic Program at Maine Medical Partners/ The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. She provides assessment, therapy, coordination of medical and mental health services, and program development within a multidisciplinary setting. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for Tufts University School of Medicine. Brandy received her BSW and MSW at the University of Southern Maine and is currently pursuing a DSW. Brandy is an advocate for improving LGBTQ+ healthcare, with a clinical focus on best practices in transgender health within pediatrics, as well as improving overall systemic competency and functionality within a large healthcare system. Relevant memberships and affiliations include: WPATH, MMC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committees, New England Transgender C.A.R.E. Consortium, & LGBTQ+ Youth Coalition (Maine)

She has worked within different systems of care, including psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, residential settings with vulnerable populations including homeless youth, severe psychiatric disorders, veterans and neuro-rehabilitation. Brandy lives in Southern Maine where she prefers to stay close to the ocean with her family. She enjoys being outside at the beach or on a trail, hiking, camping, reading, and cooking.

Workshop details:

  • A video for you to watch will be made available to you - this is worth .5 Clinical CEs and is required viewing
  • A zoom link and handouts will be sent prior to the workshop
  • The workshop will start at 9:00, please join us a few minutes early to ensure your technology is working
  • All participants receiving a CE Certificate are required to sign their full name into the chat
  • Evaluations will be sent to participants after the workshop. Certificates will be emailed upon receipt of your completed evaluation
  • Want to pay by check? Email Barbara - bsteward.naswme@socialworkers.org
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