When

Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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Embarcadero Business Park 
2000 Embarcadero Cove STE. 400, 5TH Floor
Oakland, CA 94606
 

 
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Contact

Peggy J. Thomas 
ONTRACK Program Resources 
916-285-1810 
pjthomas@ontrackconsulting.org 
 

CREATING TRANS-AFFIRMING SUD SERVICES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN ADULTS, AND TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH (TAY) 

This training will explore the breadth of identities associated with African American trans and gender nonconforming communities, and how to utilize culturally competent language and behavior for addressing and working with this population. Participants will increase their knowledge of substance abuse risk and protective factors, social determinants of health, criminalization, health care access, and legal and policy issues that impact African American trans communities. Participants will work together to develop concrete strategies to scenarios that they might encounter in their work, and explore trans-affirming systems and practices for effective service provision. Interactive, solutions-oriented, and engaging, this workshop will provide opportunities for learning and problem solving at all knowledge levels. 

About the Trainer:  Willy Wilkinson, MPH is an award-winning writer, public health consultant, cultural competency trainer, public speaker, and spoken word performer. He is the author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning book Born on the Edge of Race and Gender: A Voice for Cultural Competency, which illuminates trans experience from a Chinese American and mixed heritage perspective, and transforms the memoir genre into a cultural competency tool. Willy has provided LGBTQ and trans-specific training for hundreds of community health organizations, educational institutions, and businesses. He is the recipient of a National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association award, and the Transgender Law Center Vanguard Award, and is recognized on the Trans 100. He lives in Oakland, California with his three vibrant, young kids. Learn more at www.willywilkinson.com.

Continuing Education (CE credits): This training meets the qualifications for 5 hours of continuing education credit for the California Board of Registered Nurses, BRN Provider Number 12040; and the California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals (CFAAP), Provider Number 4C-04- 604-0618.