The AIDS Foundation of Chicago's Service Providers Council's Transgender Conference will be Thursday, May 19, 2011, 9 a.m- 3:30 p.m., at the University Center, 525 S. State. "TransActions" is organized by AFC's Service Providers' Council ( SPC ) Prevention & Care Committees and the ad-hoc host committee. It will bring together local, state and national leaders to discuss "best practice," cultural competency, employment issues, research-based programs and HIV/STI prevention for and with transgendered populations.
Featured speakers include Joanne Hermann, author of Transgender Explained For Those Who Are Not; Jamison Green, Ph.D., an international leader in transgender, health, policy, law and education from the University of California, San Francisco; and Amanda Simpson, a political and transgender trailblazer.
The conference will appeal to anyone interested in promoting healthy behaviors and providing services and those in labor and employment who are interested in increasing diversity in the workplace with regards to the transgender population. It will be of particular value to professional educators; service providers in the areas of mental health, substance abuse prevention, intervention, treatment, prevention education, treatment and adherence education ( i.e., healthcare providers, prevention and community health workers, nurses, health educators, program directors, social workers, case managers ) ; and resource managers, labor and diversity specialists.
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