Danika Sharek, a PHD research student in the Trinity College Dublin School of Nursing and Midwifery, is about to launch of a new online education resource for families of transgender young people in the Republic of Ireland, GenderEd.ie
Danika has developed this resource as part of her PhD, funded by the Irish Research Council and with the support of her supervisors, Dr Edward McCann and Sylvia Huntley-Moore. With participation from Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI), BeLonG To Youth Services, families of transgender young people and transgender young people themselves.
This is the first evidence-based online education programme of its kind and it is hoped that it will help families by providing appropriate information to help them support their family and their transgender family member.
GenderEd.ie will be officially launched on Thursday, May 18th, 2017.