The transgender Wellness Track is new for First Event 2019. Spread over all four days of workshops, the wellness track features free HIV/HCV/STI testing and 35 workshops on a number of aspects of trans wellness, including:
- Health insurance
- Gender-affirming surgery, pre- and post-surgical care
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Reproductive health and fertility preservation
- Sex and intimacy
- HIV prevention and PreP
- Suicide prevention
- Self care, addiction, recovery, and trauma
Wellness Track Workshop Schedule
TCNE presents the Wellness Track in collaboration with education partner MaeBright and financial partner BAMSI. As the principal education partner, MaeBright is coordinating new workshops that have an emphasis on transgender self-care. Continuing their commitment to connecting people with services, BAMSI is funding the transgender Wellness Track and providing free HIV/HCV/STI testing at First Event Conference on Saturday, February 2.
Founded in 1975, BAMSI (Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.) is one of the largest non-profit, human service organizations in Massachusetts. BAMSI delivers services that include day and residential services; housing and essential services; HIV/AIDS programs; elderly services; behavioral health services; and programs for children, youth, and families, designed to assist families and children to access critical resources. BAMSI supports nearly 30,000 individuals per year through more than 120 program locations throughout the Commonwealth.
MaeBright Group, LLC supports state agencies, non-profits, businesses, and communities that want to evaluate and improve the services and climate they offer to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning + (LGBTQ+) people, with a focus on transgender experiences. We accomplish this through policy and practice improvements, and trainings on LGBTQ+ cultural competency, using data to guide our work.