“The skill set that we really need is we really need to have staff staff that is trained in dealing with kids with a subject term that is very adult in nature,” Perea said.
To cope with the challenge in schools, the state is collaborating with the Washoe County School District on face-to-face gender identity training for employees. Beginning this month the school district is implementing mandatory gender-identity for all its 7,000 employees. Katherine Louden is the Director of Counseling.
“There is some push back related to that training and I also think that as you raise awareness that then we are able to identify cases that need our support,” Louden said.
Louden expects the number of complaints to climb with awareness that comes with training.
Transgender students in California public schools can continue to use facilities for the gender they identify with. That’s even after the Trump Administration withdrew federal guidelines Wednesday.
(AP) - A 57-year-old convicted killer has become the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery.
(AP) - Ten states are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.
(AP) - Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that sought to require transgender people to use the public restrooms that correspond with their biological sex say they have failed to qualify the measure for the California ballot.
Transgender victims of violence in California will now have more legal protections.
Transgender California Inmate Freed From Prison After Parole
Thu, Aug 13, 2015
(AP) - California has paroled a transgender inmate a day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.
Law Seeks To Fairly Represent Transgendered In Death
Wed, Jul 01, 2015
A new California law allows the death certificates of transgender people to reflect the gender they identified with, rather than their biological sex.
Fate of Transgender Law Referendum Still Unclear
Wed, Jan 08, 2014
A referendum that would overturn California’s controversial new transgender student rights law has narrowly cleared its first hurdle to qualify for the November election. But it still faces an uphill climb to make the ballot.
Divisions Persist As New Calif. Transgender Law Takes Effect
Fri, Jan 03, 2014
A sixteen-year-old California student was a driving force behind a new state law aimed at improving school for transgender students.
LAUSD Students, Officials Reflect On Impacts Of Transgender Policy
Thu, Jan 02, 2014