Tony has been training in varying professional settings since 2005. He is known for his humor and ability to make light of a sometimes challenging situation.
Tony's trainings leave the audience with a new found perspective on what it is like to be transgender and how that newly acquired knowledge can help them be better for their patients, staff and co-workers. His commitment to delivering a thought-provoking and heartfelt training will leave you wanting more. Tony is available for custom workshop arrangements but his ‘off the shelf’ trainings include the following:
Top Ten Things Your Transgender Patient Needs You To Know
Too often transgender youth have traumatic experiences when seeking medical care, leading to negative health outcomes for an already marginalized population. Most often this is due solely to a lack of knowledge on the part of the health care providers on what to say and what not to say. Tony Ferraiolo, CPC asked twenty members of his support group (average age 15) what in their view can go wrong in a clinical setting and what they need doctors to know. Join Tony for this unique opportunity to better understand and serve your current and future transgender patients.
Caring for Your Transgender Patient
Discrimination in health care settings can be very common for transgender individuals. This workshop will help you understand the needs of your transgender patients from the front desk check in, to the exam room. This workshop will provide you with the tools and language that is needed for health care providers and their staff to deliver respectful and competent care to their transgender patient.
Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth
Transgender youth have a voice that is rarely heard. Through artwork, trans youth can give voice to their experiences and feelings. Artistic Expressions of Transgender Youth is a unique workshop presented by Tony Ferraiolo, CPC. Tony shares with his audience his one-on-one experiences working with transgender youth and the realization that trans youth don’t have gender identity issues — it is often everyone around them who has an issue with their gender identity. The workshop will showcase a slide show of actual drawings created by members of Tony’s youth groups, Translation and Create Yourself. The drawings are the artistic expressions of answers to questions like “Draw what anger feels like,” and “What makes you sad?”
Your Transgender Students
Trans gender students are often misunderstood. Often educators are faced with questions like…What pronoun and name should I use? What restroom or locker room should my transgender student use? This workshop will answer these questions and more. Drawing from first hand experiences, Tony’s perspective is extremely powerful. After his own transition, he has devoted his life to training educators how to support their transgender students, reminding he’s audience that every student deserves a safe and respectful education.
Just a few of Tony's Past Workshops and Trainings:
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"Tony -- Your presentation was phenomenal -- it gave us so much to think upon, to reflect on and even to change. We were so thankful to have you join us and share your experiences, your wisdom, your sense of humor - and most importantly your compassion. It renews our commitment to meeting every child where they are! "
Principal, Elementary School