Subject: strictly fyi: researchers seek subjects, writing contest
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 9/6/2011 5:17 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
(1) researchers seek parents of gender expansive 6-12 year-olds *
(2) New REAL DEAL writing contest: What's the REAL DEAL about Gender, Power and Relationships?  (Cleveland, OH & NYC)
* NOTE: Safe Schools Coalition forwards to its subscribers only studies that have undergone an IRB approval process from an accredited university or government agency. This one has.
(1) researchers seek parents of gender expansive 6-12 year-olds
TransKids Project: A Longitudinal Study of Transgender and Gender-Variant Children and their Families
Do you have a child whose gender identity and/or expression differs from societal expectations for her/his sex assigned at birth?
Is your child 6 to 12 years old?
If you answered “yes” to the above two questions, you are invited to participate in a longitudinal study of transgender/gender-variant children and their families.
This longitudinal study is being conducted by researchers at Miami University of Ohio, the goal of which is to learn about the experiences of families with transgender and gender-variant children and to identify protective factors that promote the well-being of these youth. As the parent of a transgender/gender-variant child, you will be asked to complete standardized questionnaires and to participate in a 60-minute telephone interview every other year for at least the next 10 years. After the first phase of the study (and every phase thereafter pending funding), you will receive a $25 gift card to a local retailer as a thank you for your participation. Participants’ identifying information will be kept confidential. This study has been approved by the Miami University Institutional Review Board: 10-029.
If you are interested in participating and/or have any questions about this study, please contact: Kate Kuvalanka, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Studies and Social Work at Miami University, at or (513) 529-8058
(2) New REAL DEAL writing contest: What's the REAL DEAL about Gender, Power and Relationships?  (Cleveland, OH & NYC)
Attention all teachers in NYC and Cleveland, OH. We are launching the 2011-12 "What's the REAL DEAL about Gender, Power and Relationships?" curriculum and writing contest. Join us at a REAL DEAL workshop near you and:
One participant said this REAL DEAL workshop was, "the best professional development I have attended in 5 years! I loved actually doing the activities the students will engage in during each lesson. I already feel confident about implementing the REAL DEAL curriculum in the fall!"
The Cleveland workshops will be on August 30th and 31st, 2011. Please note there are more places available for the 31st. Sign up for the Cleveland workshops here:
Our last NYC workshop will be on September 20th, 2011. For more information, click on this link for the workshop flier:
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