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Overview of School-Based Resources, Rights, and Concerns for Transgender and Non-Binary Youth
March 21 at 6:30 pm EDT
Tuesday, March 21, 2023
6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Shannon Cuttle, founder and director of Safe Schools Action Network, for an overview of school-based resources, rights, and concerns for transgender and non-binary youth.
“In this complimentary webinar series, we will engage in multi-disciplinary discussions about supporting and affirming gender diverse youth. I am honored to be joined by educational and mental health experts each session to share information in a way that is accessible to anyone who wants to learn. I chose to host this program over the entire month of March culminating in time for International Day of Transgender Visibility (March 31st) in celebration of the transgender and non-binary community.” -Jodi Argentino
ABOUT JODI ARGENTINO
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Jodi Argentino has over two decades of experience in NJ and NY Family Law, with specialty focus on LGBTQIA+ community, non-biological parents, special needs children and neurodiverse individuals. Jo also has her Masters in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology, which informs her work as a litigator, mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Parent Coordinator.
Jo is an active and passionate volunteer within the legal and LGBTQ+ communities and has written extensively on the subject of Family Law and LGBTQ issues. She has been a speaker for organizations in NY and NJ, as well as for various national venues. Her latest publication, "Affirmation is Essential for LGBTQ+ Youth in Family Court" can be found here.
Shannon Cuttle (they/them)
Founder & Director, Safe Schools Action Network
Shannon Cuttle is a recognized national leader in the safe schools movement. As a leader and advocate for over 20 years, Shannon has driven innovation in education and civil rights policy including LGBTQ+ rights, advocacy and programming at the city, state, and federal levels. Their background in equity and inclusion, policymaking, advocacy, has led to successful statewide and international educational, LGBTQ and civil rights policy and programming including founding the New Jersey Safe Schools Coalition. In 2018, Shannon was elected to serve on the South Orange Maplewood Board of Education, making them the first known openly transgender non-binary elected official in the state of New Jersey, where they served as First Vice President. Shannon served as a 2020 New Jersey Biden Delegate to the Democratic National Convention. They also were the first known transgender elected official selected to serve as a Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, and DNC transgender caucus.
Interdisciplinary practice in the LGBTQ+ world - recognizing the psychological impact of the court process in furthering the best interests of transgender and non-binary youth. Register here.
GUEST: Rebecca M. Stahl, LLM (she/they): Former Executive Director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families Children and the Courts at the University of Baltimore School of Law
MARCH 14TH: Effects of Complex Trauma for Transgender and Non-Binary Youth and the Overwhelming Essentiality of Family Acceptance
Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Dr. Philippa Connolly (she/her), Clinical Psychologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, for a discussion on the effects of complex trauma for transgender and non-binary youth and the overwhelming essentiality of family acceptance.
Watch the recording here.
MARCH 7TH: Aspects of Affirmation: An Overview of the Experiences and Needs of Transgender and Non-binary Youth
Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Celeste Fiore, Esq. (they/them), Founder of Trans Affirming Alliance, a New Jersey non-profit, as they as they provide an overview of the experiences and needs of transgender and non-binary youth across the United States.
Watch the recording here.
ABOUT OFFIT KURMAN
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