Working with Transgender People: Creating spaces that are safe, inclusive and affirming #319

Online, On-Demand Continuing Education Courses

Michigan State University School of Social Work seeks to be as accessible as possible. You can now receive social work continuing education credit at your leisure—when it's convenient for you! Save travel time and cost. The new licensure law states that, in Michigan, Social Workers may earn up to one-half of the required continuing education contact hours in person using live, synchronous contact. The remaining continuing education contact hours may be completed in any other approved format. If you live outside of Michigan, check with your state's social work regulatory body. For more information, please see the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director's Office Social Work General Rules. (R 338. 2963)

As our society develops a wider understanding of gender variance, transgender people have become more visible than ever before. With more openly trans people seeking services, it is important that social workers provide spaces that are safe, inclusive and affirming to all people, regardless of their gender identity. This online course aims to help participants better understand what it means to be transgender and suggests ways social workers and agencies can position themselves to better serve the transgender community.