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S23-506 Ethical Trauma-Informed Care with Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Adults

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Ethic CEs

500 Ethics |  800 Online
Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C
Course Levels:
7 Hours 30 Minutes



This course will provide information on transgender, Two Spirit, and gender non-expansive identities and how those intersect with other identities. We will identify ethical dilemmas participants may encounter and review strategies for ethical decision-making. Participants will leave with concrete ways to offer affirming and trauma-informed care with 2STGNC people.


Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C Related seminars and products

I hold a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies and a Master’s of Social Work from University of Washington in Seattle. Currently, in addition to guiding this practice, I also serve as faculty for the Indian CountryTransgender ECHO project and a consultant with Native American Lifelines. I’m a public speaker on all things related to gender identity and intersectional DEI. I use a framework that affirms gender expansive children, youth, and adults, as well as the 2SLGBTQIA+ communities. The best part of what I do is celebrating growth and witnessing courage as people create the kind of lives and spaces they’ve been hoping for. People say they enjoy laughing with me and that I can be direct in a way that is easy to handle. 

Agenda & Learning Objectives



8:45 - 9:00 

Registration/Log on 

09:00 - 10:30 


10:30 - 10:45 


10:45 - 12:00 

Lecture Continued 

12:00 - 1:00 


1:00 - 2:30 

Lecture Continued 

2:30 - 2:45 


2:45 - 4:30 

Lecture Continued 


Questions & Adjournment 



Upon the completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:


  • Be familiar with at least 3 ethical practices in working with transgender and gender-expansive or gender non-conforming people 

  • Explain 1 or more concepts from a trauma recovery framework that are relevant for ethical practice with transgender clients 

  • Identify at least 2 ways to promote self-determination in trauma work with gender-expansive clients. 

  • Identify at least 1 way to adapt a type of trauma therapy to be more trans-affirming.  

  • Give at least 1 way one’s culture can inform resilience 

Bibliography & References


Course Completion & CE Information

Category I Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for {6} Category I Continuing Education Units for {ethics}. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category A continuing professional education.

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Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

Live Interactive Webinar Platforms


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System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher; MacOS 9 or higher; Android 4.0 or higher.
  • Internet Browser: Google Chrome; Firefox 10.0 or higher.

Our system is not compatible with the Safari web browser.

  • Broadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL and any other medium that is internet accessible.

**Please have your device charging at all times to ensure that your device does not lose power during the webinar.


Course Interaction Requirements:

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Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $130 and includes CE credit. Registering after 7/14/23 will incur an additional $20 late fee.

*Cancellations must be received 24 hours in advance prior to the live interactive webinar to receive a refund or a credit letter.


*All cancellations will be subjected to a $35.00 administration fee

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