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"Janet is one of the most skilled communicators I have met. She came to our school for a teacher training on transgender youth—their experiences, their needs, and how we as educators can best help them. Over the course of a morning, Janet navigated through a difficult subject by showing compassion and a deep sense of empathy. As a transgender teacher, I sat in awe as an ally described my experiences more eloquently than I think I ever could. This not only shows how deeply she cares, but it reveals how deeply she dives into something and learns about it. Following the workshop, colleagues would approach me and express how they’d never realized I had to struggle with things they took for granted. Janet helped them see me and our students in a new way, and for that I am eternally grateful."

~Training Recipient at Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins

I have been providing community trainings for the last 15 years. I am interested in helping other social service providers and organizations increase their sensitivity and improve their accessibility to clients around their experiences of sexual orientation and gender identity. I carefully tailor the content of each training to the unique needs of the organization and provide content that is grounded in real life situations. Trainings I provide are lively, engage participants in honest discussion and lay the foundation for personal and systemic change. 

I have trained social workers, supervisors,, behavioral health professionals and teachers recently at:

  • Hennepin and Ramsey counties
  • Health Partners
  • Prairie Care
  • Face to Face
  • Avenues for Homeless Youth
  • Children's Residential Treatment Center
  • Headway Emotional Health
  • Washburn Center for Children
  • Juvenile Detention
  • U of MN Student Mental Health Services
  • Augsburg
  • St. Catherine Univerisity
  • Numerous public schools

Fees: Variable depending upon request. Please call to discuss specific needs.

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