Become a Trainer with Trans-Affirming NJ!


Want to Be A Part of this Project?
Become a Facilitator!

If you are an NJ-based trainer who has expertise in affirming transgender and non-binary people, we welcome you to apply for our Training-of-Trainers program!

Participants accepted for the program will be trained to implement a trans-authored, NJ-specific curriculum and connected with paid opportunities to facilitate the training in NJ. Through Dec 2023, trainers will also be provided with monthly technical assistance/professional development by The Transgender Training Institute team.

The TOT is open to people of all genders. We prioritize including members of trans communities, particularly those with intersecting identities that are typically un/der-represented. Experience with facilitating trainings is helpful but not required, knowledge of how to support and affirm people across trans communities is mandatory. Applicants accepted into the program must complete all three parts of the training series prior to attending the TOT. Costs to attend this program are covered by grant funding, so it is free for participants!


What past NJTA TOT participants have said:

The Training-of-Trainers course was perhaps one of the most brilliant trainings I have ever taken. I was tremendously impressed with the instructors and the clarity of the training materials; I now feel equipped with effective tools, engaging content, and a new understanding of best practices in teaching transgender content.
Dr. Lori Morris, (she/her) Executive Director, LifeTies, Inc.
I had been facilitating trainings that focused on LGBTQA community for a decade before I took the TOT. I was excited to be able to participate in a training that focuses on the Trans community specifically. I found that not only was the training comprehensive, but also the toolkit was extremely helpful. In the training you are welcomed to ask questions, be yourself in a safe and inclusive environment. As a Trans man, I truly appreciated that the most.
Riley Keenan (he/him), Program Director, Center for Family Services
The TOT was not only well presented and had solid information but was inspiring on many levels. Personally it renewed my commitment in promoting awareness of the presence of our trans and non binary youth in our community. It also provided the tools to train others in the meaning of being a trans and non binary person today. The instructors provided opportunities to reflect and ask questions. This training was interactive and so worth it!
Juana Zegarra, LCSW (she/her) Clinical Consultant, Cape Atlantic INK

TransAffirmingNJ is a joint effort between NJ Department of Children & Families, Division on Women & The Transgender Training Institute to help build safer communities for transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people across the State of New Jersey. 

This project is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via Rape Prevention Education grant funds, administered by the NJ Department of Children & Families, Division on Women.