The Transformation Journeys Worldwide (TJWW) team, Gabrielle and Linda, work with private and public educational institutions serving K-12, college and graduate students.
Linda’s ten years as a library media specialist in public schools, and Gabrielle's knowledge and experiences as a trans woman, inform our work with students, teachers, counselors and administrators in K-12 institutions. We understand the need to fully address the various concerns of parents, students and school personnel in order to avoid lawsuits and support the safety and success of all students, including those of various gender identities.
Institutions of higher education also need to have training, policies, facilities and technology systems in place that position them for respectful engagement with transgender students, faculty and administrators. Transformation Journeys Worldwide offers a variety of presentations and consultations to ensure that colleges, universities and graduate schools are addressing these needs.
Depending on your institution's specific needs, presentation and consultation topics could include:
- Cultural assumptions about gender and how they impact our understanding of trans people
- Transgender terms and identities
- Research on biological causes of trans gender identity
- 3 aspects of transitioning for children, youth and adults
- How to tell if a child is transgender, or if “it’s just a phase”
- Creating trans inclusive student and/or staff policies
- Resources for age appropriate gender identity education
- How to address staff, students’ and parents’ safety and/or religious concerns
- Creating trans inclusive databases and/or facilities
Some of our clients include the Weber Jewish Community High School, Oglethorpe University, Georgia State University, and San Francisco Theological Seminary.
What others are saying
The “Trans I Am” workshop was one of the best trainings I have ever attended! The combination of research, information, video clips, discussion, and personal stories made the training highly engaging and effective. It was exceptionally balanced in presenting the clinical and experiential aspects of the trans person’s journey. I was especially grateful to learn the differences between children who are truly transgender, and those who are “just going through a phase.” I highly recommend this for both clinicians and educators.
Ellen Manuel, M.Ed, EdS
School Counselor, Gwinnett County Public Schools
After hearing Gabrielle and Linda's presentation to a group of adults, I knew they would be excellent role models and educators for our students at The Weber School. They took the time to learn about our student body and tailored their presentation to meet our students' needs, by including facts, personal stories and practical suggestions in their presentation. Linda and Gabrielle generously made themselves available after the session to speak personally with students, as well. We can't wait to have them back to school this year!
Rabbi Pamela Gottfried
Dean of Jewish Studies, The Weber School