Working with Gender Diversity

with Jenny Reid and Fred Langridge

We currently have no dates planned to deliver this training. If you are interested in arranging this training for your group or workplace, please contact us to discuss costs, suitability and other arrangements.

This event is suitable for anyone working in a supportive role, particularly those working with young people. This may include teachers, employers, social workers, support workers, counsellors, therapists and community group leaders.

The training will combine theory and practice, including experiential work as well as discussion. During the day, we will:

  • Introduce a range of theories and approaches to gender and sexuality;
  • Explore the relationship between gender and sexuality, particularly in relation to adolescent identity development;
  • Challenge taboos, demystify some of the language and terminology in use, and look at sensitive and respectful ways to approach questions about gender and sexuality;
  • Identify current medical and legal issues relating to work with transgender young people and those who are exploring their gender identity, including pathways to and through medical care;
  • Enable participants to experience a range of creative ways to explore gender and sexual identity.

The training will be delivered at Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, an accessible venue close to Sheffield city centre.

About us:

Jenny Reid is a BAPT registered Non-Directive Play Therapist and Co-Director of the Apple Tree Centre. She is registered with Pink Therapy and supports children and young people to explore issues relating to their own sexuality and gender identity and that of their parents.

Fred Langridge has worked as a Diversity and Inclusion Adviser for an international peacebuilding charity, and is now Centre Manager at the Apple Tree Centre. He has considerable experience of providing gender awareness training for professional, religious and community groups.