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Considerations for Working with LGBTQIA+ Participants
This session is intended to discuss considerations for working with LGBTQIA+ participants. It will begin with a brief recap of language typically associated with LGBTQIA+ identity as well as the importance of and strategies for creating an affirming environment. Additionally, this session will discuss different aspects of gender-related transition and the nuances that may arise when searching for and applying for work as someone who is transgender and/or non-binary.

After attending this webinar attendees will be able to:
1. Better understand and use common language associated with LGBTQIA+ identity.
2. Better understand the importance of creating an affirming environment.
3. Better understanding of transition related to gender identity including social, legal, and medical aspects of transition.
4. Better understand the nuances of being Transgender and/or Non-Binary and applying for work.

Mar 22, 2023 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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DJ Raslton
Sr. Technical Assistance & Research Analyst @George Washing University
DJ Ralston, M.A., (they/them) is a Senior Technical Assistance (TA) and Research Analyst with the George Washington University (GWU) Center for Rehabilitation Counseling Research and Education with close to 20 years of experience working in the public workforce development system at the local, state, and national levels. DJ’s areas of expertise and interest include the intersection between disability and poverty, the impact of intersecting identities, and ensuring access and inclusion in Vocational Rehabilitation services for those populations who have been historically and structurally marginalized and excluded. They have a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Washington University, completed and maintain a Community Partner Work Incentive Coordinator (CP-WIC) Certification from Virginia Commonwealth University, and are a Doctoral Candidate in Human and Organizational Learning.