MASSW - Supporting 2SLGBTQ++ Students, Families, and Colleagues

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Manitoba Association of School Social Workers (MASSW)

Conference Title: Supporting 2SLGBTQ++ Students, Families, and Colleagues

Location: Virtual via Zoom; link will be provided with registration at a later date.

Date: October 21, 2022

Program
09:00 am - 10:30 am - 2SLGBTQ+ Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation, Bre Giesbrecht, Rainbow Resource Centre
10:45 am - 11:45 am - Manitoba Education and the 2SLGBTQ+ Community, Mx Lindsay Brown, Educator
01:00 pm - 03:30 pm - Clinical Applications for Working with Queer Community, Jennifer Thomson, Clinical Psychotherapist

2SLGBTQ+ Awareness, Inclusion, and Affirmation
Bre Giesbrecht, Rainbow Resource Centre



Bre Giesbrecht (they/them) is a non-binary Queer who lives and works in the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Dakota, Dene, Red River Métis, and Oji-Cree Nations. Bre joined the Rainbow Resource Centre in 2021 as the Training and Education Coordinator. They are passionate about the impact education can have on people of all ages. Bre holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education (University of Winnipeg) and a Graduate Certificate in Sexual Health Education (University of Alberta). Bre speaks to understanding the needs of the 2SLGBTQ+ community and will provide differentiation between sex assigned at birth, gender identity and gender expression, attraction, and culture.

Manitoba Education and the 2SLGBTQ+ Community
Mx Lindsay Brown, Educator



Lindsay Brown (they/them) is a high school and post-secondary educator from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and a member at large on the Manitoba Teachers' Society Provincial Executive. With over fifteen years of classroom experience, Lindsay makes course content inclusive of 2SLGBTQIA+ lives and experiences while sharing their love of film, comics, literature, and art with their students. As a queer, non-binary teacher, Lindsay cares deeply about increasing the visibility of educators from historically marginalized groups and is thrilled and honoured to be presenting at the Manitoba Association of School Social Workers' annual MTS PD Day event.
Lindsay will present to MASSW members on the topic of systemic barriers for 2SLGBTQ+ students/families/colleagues in Manitoba Education, as well as developing our role as collegial allies.

Clinical Applications for Working with Queer Community
Jennifer Thomson, Clinical Psychotherapist



Jennifer Thomson (she/her) is a Clinical Psychologist in Ontario that specializes in supporting members of the queer community. She recently presented on the “Trauma and Mental Health Report Podcast” and regularly supports professionals in being better allies and advocates.

Registrants will learn about how to identify and navigate their privilege and bias when working with the 2SLGBTQ+ community in order to create a safe space for the community. Additional emphasis will be on understanding the transition process from an emotional, medical, and social aspect. Case studies will be presented and participants will have the opportunity to work through clinical application and build on existing knowledge.

Membership and Conference Fees
MASSW Conference Fee ..................................................$75
MASSW Conference and Membership Fee ...................$65
MASSW Student Conference and Membership Fee ....$65
MASSW 2022-2023 Membership Fee ............................$25

Registration: Online registration will begin September 6, 2022 and will remain open until October 14, 2022 or until capacity is reached. Payment is due at the time of registration via PayPal using credit card or Visa debit.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds after October 14, 2022.

If you have any conference questions, please contact Kimberly Mackey by sending an email to kimberly.mackey@lrsd.net or call 204-781-3378.

If you have any registration questions, please contact Celeste Bartlett by sending an email to cbartlett@retsd.mb.ca or call 204-807-5201.

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