Transgender Suicide Prevention and Awareness Conference:
Anyone close to our community here at MaineTransNet knows that 2017 was a hard year for our community. Last year saw political attacks on our lives and bodies from all levels of government, a rapidly growing epidemic of street harassment, hate crimes, and physical attacks on our community, and perhaps most obvious here in Maine, a substantial increase in the reported number of transgender suicides, suicide attempts, and mental health crisis hospitalizations from among our membership.
It's clear to us that we have to do something, and we have to do it now.
This conference, in its first year, comes in response to these challenges, and will join Maine's transgender community, its allies, clinical providers and support agencies in a day of dedicated learning, sharing, and planning, as we work together to achieve one goal: an end to transgender suicides in Maine.
Transgender community members, significant allies, mental health, medical, and social service providers, spiritual leaders, and educators are all encouraged to attend.
Ferry Beach Park Association
5 Morris Ave,
9 am - 5 pm
Registration Closes March 31st, 2018.
Submit a Workshop Proposal:
We are working to bring together a broad range of expertise throughout our conference, and are especially interested in presenters with a direct connection to the transgender community and/or significant clinical or social service setting experience in suicide prevention, trauma informed care, grief support, spiritual care, and community organizing. Presenters with lived experience of multiple forms of marginalization and oppression, in particular such as youth, elders, people with disabilities, people of color, and veterans, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Deadline to submit Workshop Proposals:
March 1st, 2018
Replies will be sent by:
March 31st, 2018