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Breaking Down the Binary- An introduction to supporting gender and sexual d...

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360 - The Boroondara Youth Resource Centre

Level 1, 360 Burwood Road

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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Led by Rainbow Network, this session explores the following questions:

What is homo/bi/trans-phobia and heterosexism?

  • What are the experiences of same sex attracted, intersex, trans and gender diverse young people?
  • How does homo/bi/trans-phobia affect young people’s health and wellbeing?
  • How can we celebrate sexual and gender diversity and tackle homo/bi/trans-phobia and make our practice and services more inclusive.

Participants will be introduced to key research in this area, and will take the first steps in developing strategies for improving their own practice and service delivery. Participants will be encouraged to explore the ways in which we understand difference, and look at how we can all work together to tackle discrimination.

This training is useful for anyone working with young people in:

  • health services
  • youth work settings
  • schools welfare settings
  • social work settings
  • counselling settings, and
  • housing services… amongst others.

Jami has worked in youth work and community development for over 10 years, in roles ranging from research and policy to support, program development and implementation. The broad theme for her work has been the impact of discrimination, particularly on young people, and work with communities around inclusion and social change.

In her current role as Coordinator of Rainbow Network Jami works to create services and communities that are safe, inclusive and affirming for young same sex attracted, intersex, trans and gender diverse Victorians. Rainbow Network provides professional development and resources as well as opportunities for members to exchange ideas, information and resources; keep up to date about the latest research and events and build partnerships.

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