Growing Up Transgender

Understand the confusion and mystery surrounding the LGBTQ community. Define and explore concepts in an open environment to ask questions. Participate in this interactive approach navigating the complexities of a misunderstood population.

Key Program Information
Categories Continuing Education Health Care Human Services Professional and Workforce Development
Program Type Non-Credit
Delivery Format Face-to-Face

Who Should Attend

Healthcare professionals, counselors, social workers, educators, guidance counselors, school psychologists, and healthcare professionals.

Program Description

The "T" in LGBTQ+ is the source of much confusion and mystery. If you are a Health and Human Services professional who seeks to understand this oft-misunderstood community, we invite you to attend our course. We will define, explore, and provide ample space for questions. Our props alone are worth a closer look!

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.
  • The role of the Health and Human Services professional in caring/advocating for the Transgender community.


Christopher Jorgenson head shot.

Christopher Jorgenson currently serves as the director of the Women's & LGBTQ 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.

Dr. Alexandra Hall head shot

Alexandra 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.