For Community

Growing Up Transgender Workshop

Better understand the intricacies of the LGBTQ community. Define and explore concepts in an open environment where you will be able to ask questions. Participate in this interactive approach navigating the complexities of a misunderstood population.

Who Should Attend

Health care professionals, counselors, social workers, educators, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and anyone interested in learning more about the transgender community.

Date: June 12, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: St. Croix Valley Business Innovation Center
1091 Sutherland Ave
River Falls, WI 54022

Registration Fee: $189

Register by May 1 for the early registration discount rate of $159.

Fee includes instruction, course materials, light refreshments and lunch. Participants will earn 0.65 Continuing Education Units (6.5 Contact Hours) upon completion.

Program Description

The "T" in LGBTQ+ can be a source of confusion. If you are a Health and Human Services professional who seeks to understand this oft-misunderstood community or would like to know more about this community, we invite you to attend our course. We will define, explore, and provide ample space for questions.

In this jam-packed and interactive approach to often confusing concepts, we will explore:

  • the difference between sex and gender, from both a biological and cultural standpoint;
  • the transgender legal landscape: current and future challenges;
  • the experiences/challenges of transgender youth; and
  • the role of the Health and Human Services professional in caring/advocating for the Transgender community.


Christopher_JorgensonChristopher Jorgenson currently serves as the director of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center at UW-Eau Claire. When not on campus, engaged in advocacy work and teaching in the Women's Studies program, he can be seen traveling around the state providing a variety of training program, most notable: Safe Space Training, Sexual Assault Bystander Intervention Training, (Being) Sex and (Doing) Gender: The Difference and Why It Matters, and QPR & Campus Connect suicide prevention gatekeeper training programs. He hails from Wisconsin and California, the latter of which has made him hate winter even more than he already did.

Alexandra HallAlexandra Hall, MD, is a family physician with extensive experience in transgender medical care. Trained at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the University of Vermont, she worked for Dean Health Care, Cornell University, and now the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She frequently conducts workshops and trainings for mental and medical health professionals on the care of transgender clients, both on a regional and national level, and has been involved in advocacy for improved access to care as well as appropriate insurance coverage for transgender people.

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Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy

We understand life happens. Should you need to cancel your registration, you may substitute someone to take your place, at any time, at no cost to you. If we cancel a program, we’ll give you your money back.

If your program is 14 or more days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program – no charge!
If you have to cancel, you will receive a refund, minus a 20% administrative fee.

If your program is less than 14 days away:
You may transfer once to any currently available program, plus a 20% transfer fee.
If you cancel, you will not receive a refund.
If you are registered and do not attend the program, you are responsible for the full fee.

Substitution, refund or transfer requests must be submitted in writing to UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education.


This program is possible thanks to a partnership between UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education and UW-River Falls Continuing Education.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Participants will earn 0.65 Continuing Education Units ( 6.5 Contact Hours) upon completion of this program. UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6669. For additional CEU information by profession, visit the UW-EC web site.

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