Silvana Hernando, Rainbow Health Ontario

Event Speaker

Silvana Hernando, Rainbow Health Ontario

BIOGRAPHY

Silvana develops and facilitates trainings for health care providers on trans health. Silvana has trained thousands of health care providers since joining RHO. Previously, Silvana developed and facilitated trainings for workers and volunteers in the legal, social services, and healthcare sectors on sexual orientation, gender identity, ethno-racial identity, migration and poverty. Additionally, Silvana worked in mental health for 18 years counselling LGBT2SQ clients from an anti-oppression, trauma-informed perspective.

WORKSHOPS

Effective Therapeutic Support for Autistic and Neurodiverse Youth and Adults

Speaker: Silvana Hernando

Prerequisites
The requirement to attend this workshop/presentation is a thorough understanding of the concepts of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, as well as familiarity with foundational terminology. This includes trans, nonbinary, gender fluid, assigned sex at birth, assigned female at birth, assigned male at birth. This knowledge can be acquired by taking RHO's LGBT2SQ Foundations course: https://learn.rainbowhealthontario.ca/

This workshop will help attendees to explain social and legal transition for children, youth, adults, and seniors, explain puberty suppression for trans and non-binary youth, explain transition-related hormone therapy for trans and non-binary adults and seniors, explain which transition-related surgeries are funded by the government of Ontario, Canada for trans and non-binary adults and seniors, recognize that transition is a process and it is unique for every person, and practice according to WPATH’s Standards of Care.

Key Takeaways

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the concepts of gender identity, gender expression, gender dysphoria and transition accurately
2. Explain social and legal transition for children, youth, adults, and seniors
3. Explain puberty suppression for trans and non-binary youth
4. Explain transition-related hormone therapy for trans and non-binary adults and seniors
5. Explain which transition-related surgeries are funded by the government of Ontario, Canada for trans and non-binary adults and seniors
6. Recognize that transition is a process and it is unique for every person
7. Practice according to WPATH’s Standards of Care