Event date: 5/15/2023 1:30 PM - 4:45 PM Export event
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The Triple Intersection of Trauma, Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity in Youth

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Three (3)formal CEs approved by NASW VT

NASW Vermont Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0683.

This training will offer a brief overview of the "triple intersection" of trauma, neurodiversity and gender diversity. There is growing evidence that a significant number of individuals on the autism spectrum are transgender or more broadly LGBTQ+. Independently, the intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and LGBTQ+ populations are at greater risk for exposure to trauma and adversity. Individuals at the intersection of both of these identities are at greatest risk. This presentation will address the need to attune supports and care for the unique needs of individuals who are both neurodivergent and LGBTQ+. This training will provide some tips and suggestions for working with individuals who identify in this population.


Kelly Smith, LICSW, has spent her 30+ year career working with children/families who have experienced abuse and neglect. Kelly has traveled the world working with children in orphanages and foster care preparing them to be adopted by parents in the US. She has also worked in NH for 30 years as a therapist and consultant working with individuals and families with neurodevelopmental disabilities as a result of issues related to trauma, attachment and loss. Kelly is the Director of Training for NH CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), Kelly works for the Dartmouth Trauma Interventions Research Center, training clinicians and staff across NH to work with our individuals with a trauma history, neurodevelopmental disabilities and/or gender diversity. Personally, Kelly has been with her spouse since 2000. They have six young adults that they have birthed, fostered, supported through guardianship and/or been a safe refuge to. Kelly absolutely loves the work that she has had the privilege of doing for 30+ years.

Workshop details:

  • If you prefer to pay by check, please email DJ - djeski.naswnh@socialworkers.org
  • The zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the workshop
  • You will be asked to put your full name into the chat at the beginning of the workshop and after the break
  • We will start at 1:30 pm EST and finish at 4:45 pm EST with a 15 minute break at the midpoint
  • You will be sent your CE certificate after completion of the evaluation
  • Questions? Email Lynn - lstanley.naswvt@socialworkers.org
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