with Gia Drew
1 Hour Webinar Training

PRESENTATION: This one hour TRANSGENDER 101 webinar is a basic introduction to what it means to be Transgender.  Included will be information about why we should become better informed about this issue and what it’s like to be a Transgender person in society today. The presentation will address terminology and language that is supportive of Transgender people and the situations they may face navigating family, work, and transition, should they decide to do so. There will be facts about the barriers transgender people encounter because of ongoing stigma and ignorance and a summary of best practices to support Transgender individuals. As a result of this training participants will:

  • learn what it means to be Transgender by learning and hearing about the experiences of transgender people;
  • understanding the language and terminology related to Transgender people, including the differences between Sex and Gender;
  • have a clearer picture of what Transitioning means to each person; and
  • Learn best practices to use when interacting with a Transgender person.


PRESENTER:   Gia Drew is a Diversity Educator and Consultant, LGBT Advocate and Public Policy Specialist.  Originally from Boston, she has worked in New England for more than 35 years and has called Maine home for the last 15.  Currently she works as Program Director at EqualityMaine, serves as board president for Maine Transgender Network, and runs her own consulting business. Before becoming an LGBT advocate and public policy specialist, she was a high school teacher and coach for twenty years and in that time became one of Maine’s first OUT transgender public school teachers and one of the first transgender coaches in the country.

Fee:   *NHADACA Members:  Free   *Non-Members  $15;   1 NBCC hour included
For registration information contact:  Carrie McFadden, 603-225-7060, traininginstitute@nhadaca.org

1 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Professional growth & responsibility
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 1, 5, 7, 15, 17 & 18
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

Online Contact Hours:
All participants that would like a certificate worth 1 online continuing education unit are required to view the webinar and complete & pass the quiz that is posted above. After completing the quiz, NHADACA members receive a certificate for free and non-members receive a certificate for a $15 fee. A certificate will be emailed to you within 10 business days after the quiz is submitted (with a passing grade), and payment is received.
If you would like a certificate worth 1 online learning Contact Hours, please upload the quiz and evaluation files below:


Please contact our office at 603-225-7060 if you have any trouble downloading the documents. Once you have completed the quiz and evaluation please email them to traininginstitute@nhadaca.org. You can also fax to 603.589.1191. Your certificate will be emailed back to you within 7 business days (the quiz must be paid for, completed and passed with an 80% or better to receive 1 online learning CE). To pay for your quiz, you may call our office, or pay Via Paypal to pay on line.