Transgender Resources and Neighborhood Space (TRANS)

Categories:

Categories associated with best practice:

  • Adults (age 35-49)
  • Community/ Neighbourhood
  • Gender (other than biological differences)
  • Individual education/skill development
  • Social environmental support
  • Use/abuse of illegal drugs
  • Young adult (age 18-34)

Overview:

TRANS is a collaborative project joining researchers, coordinators from local community-based organizations, health and social service providers, and community advocates in San Francisco. The program provides a welcoming, safe venue in which to offer culturally and gender-sensitive health education to transgender women. The space offers offices, a living room area, conference rooms and a resource closet, as well as 18 group workshops organized around three domains: 1) sex, relationships and health; 2) reducing drug use and improving coping skills; and 3) general life needs.

Goals and Objectives:

The intervention goals are to facilitate trangender women in socializing at the TRANS site and participating in health promotion workshops. Its objectives are to provide a welcoming, safe venue in which to offer culturally and gender-sensitive health education to transgender women. Workshop curricula aim to educate/inform participants in three different domains: sex, relationships, and health; reducing drug use and improving coping skills; and general life needs.

Key Activities

  • Group process/program
  • Provide a safe and inclusive space to socialize as well as meet certain basic needs (showers, clothing, accessories, etc.)
  • Provide information about the dangers of a risk factor or condition

Target Population / Intervention Focus

  • Young adult (age 18-34)
  • Adults (age 35-49)
  • Older adults (age 50-69)

Program Participants / Implementers

  • Delivery Agents - Community member
  • Delivery Agents - Professionals

Time Required for Delivery of Program

Ongoing implementation (~ 6 weeks per participant)

Resources Associated with the Intervention

N/A

Adaptation:

The program was transferred to the Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center in San Francisco.

Evaluation and Outcomes:

N/A

Evaluation Document:

Title: Promoting Health for Transgender Women: Transgender Resources and Neighborhood Space (TRANS) Program in San Francisco

Source: American Journal of Public Health, 2005 March, 95(3): 382-384

Date: 0000-00-00

Other Evidence:

  • Consultation with content experts
  • Consultation with members of the priority population
  • Consultation with staff
  • Unpublished prior intervention-based research/evaluation (from own or other organization)

Additional Resources:

Center of Excellence for Transgender HIV Prevention Serving Transgender People in California: Assessing Progress, Advancing Excellence