April 1, 2022 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online continuing education workshop

2022 Professional Continuing Education Online Webinar

The Gender Identity Guide for Parents (and Caregivers) Book Talk

Friday, April 1, 2022, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Online Workshop – One (1) CE Credit

Fee: $19/person

FREE for Active PBCP Volunteer Clinicians

Featured Presenter: Tavi Hawn, LCSW-C

Session Description: Mental health providers who are themselves parents or who work with people who are raising children will increase understanding of gender expansiveness. Participants will gain strategies for talking with all children about gender, modeling acknowledgement of multiple genders and gender expressions, and assisting children and families who may be going through a social gender transition.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this presentation, the participant will:

  • Describe a framework for gender identity and gender expansiveness;
  • Identify frequent questions parents and caregivers have regarding gender identity and gender expression in children and be able to provide answers to at least three frequently asked questions;
  • Apply at least one way to model knowledge of multiple genders for children;
  • Utilize tools in discussing options for social gender transition with families.


Presenter BioTavi Hawn, LCSW-C

Author of the newly released book – The Gender Identity Guide for Parents: Compassionate Advice to Help Your Child Be Their Most Authentic Self

Tavi Hawn is a Southern lover of books, music, a special dog named Scully (remember the X-Files?), a cat named Lionel, a spider-loving scientist and a baby named Waya (Wolf). They are a multi-racial Indigenous Two Spirit and trans person. Tavi is a co-founder of QORDS, a nonprofit summer camp for queer and transgender youth and youth of LGBTQ+ families. They also have founded 2 multi-racial wellness centers with all queer and trans providers. Whenever possible (a challenge with a toddler), Tavi likes to read, dance, hike in the woods, grow food and medicines, travel, play their drum kit and hand drum, hug their elders, and eat.


Workshop registrants will receive a code prior to the webinar to log on to Zoom and participate in the online session.

IMPORTANT: Attendance will be monitored. Participants must be logged on to the meeting by the workshop start time and participate in the entire event in order to earn CE credit.

The Pro Bono Counseling Project is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Pro Bono Counseling Project maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Maryland Boards of Social Work Examiners and Professional Counselors and Therapists certify that this program meets the criteria for one (1) credit hour of continuing education for social workers (Category 1), professional counselors, and therapists (Category A-pending ) licensed in Maryland.

CE credit is granted to participants with documented attendance at individual workshops. Attendance is monitored. Credit will not be granted to registrants who log on late or depart early from a session. It is the responsibility of registrants to comply with these requirements.