Working with A Transgender Individuals and Importance of Self Awareness Paper

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+ Discussion #5 someone who is transgender? Why or why not? It is important to be self-aware. (minimum 1 paragraph) - 2 points 2) What information did you gain about transgender individuals from watching the video that you did not previously know? Would this information change how you would work/view transgender individuals? If so, how? (minimum 2 paragraphs) - 3 points 2) Locate/identify a professional journal article that you could utilize to assist/educate you in working with a transgender client who is experiencing issues of bullying, discrimination, depression, harassment, etc. Summarize the key points in the article and how it can assist you in working with your client. (minimum 2 paragraphs) - 4 points *article must be no more than 8 years old; locate from Troy's library database or google scholar; use proper APA format for reference and in-text citations or points will be deducted! 3) Respond to another student's posts - 1 point Laverne Cox Presents: 'The T Word' Full Documentary | MTV 6:09 A ODO da 100% الا 4g * 0 Discussion #5 DISCUSSION #5 While the LGTBQ community has seen some growth and progress, the transgender community has not been as widely accepted or understood. Working with the transgender community may present a challenge to some helping professionals in regards to their religious beliefs, morals, values, or even simply what they may or may not be comfortable addressing. Please review 'The T Word' documentary by MTV as presented by Laverne Cox and answer the questions listed below. Please BE RESPECTFUL at all times and non-judgmental of others in your posts. This can be a hot topic for some, but remember that you are future helping professionals. 1) Would you be comfortable working with someone who is transgender? Why or why not? It is important to be self-aware. (minimum 1 paragraph) - 2 points 2) What information did you gain about transgender individuals from watching the video that you did not previously know? Would this information change how you would work/view transgender individuals? If so, how? (minimum 2 paragraphs) - 3 points 2) Locate/identify a professional journal article that you could utilize to assist/educate you in working with a transgender client who is experiencing issues of bullying, discrimination, depression, harassment, etc. Summarize the key points in the article and how it can assist you in III O <
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TRANSGENDER

1

Transgender
Name
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TRANSGENDER

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Transgender

I would comfortably work with a transgender person for several reasons. I believe that
transgender people are like any other regular people out there and deserve everybody's respect
and should be treated with dignity, even in a work environment. Respecting them entails
referring to them by the name and pronoun that matches their gender identity. Secondly, I
believe that being transgender does not affect someone's ability to fulfill their work duties so
long as the job is not gender-specific, such as professional sperm donation. For instance, if Brian,
a doctor, transitions to Brianna, Brianna will be as good a doctor as Brian was. I, therefore, will
not have to worry about them not doing what is expected of them. Lastly, working with a
transgender individual does not mean that I have to abandon my religious or cultural beliefs. It
only calls for separating my values and beliefs from my professional conduct.
The 'T Word' documentary was very insightful and brought so many things to light. From
the video, I learned that most transgender individuals face many challenges that other cisgender
people do not. Most of them end up losing their families and friends when they publicly
announce their identity. Those still in school often face discrimination and bullying from their
fellow students, prompting most of them to transfer to other schools (MTV, 2016). Some people
still refer to them with the pronoun of the gender assigned at birth, which makes them feel
uncomfortable. As a re...


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