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Save the Date:

Friday, December 9, 2016



This will be a full day conference held at the Expo (Fairgrounds) in Essex.

This conference will be appropriate for educators, professionals and caregivers.

Look for the full brochure in October with details about cost, venue and times, CEU's.


For more information please contact Kaitlyn Moore     |     (802) 658-0040


NFI Vermont Presents:


Trans 101: Understanding and Working with Transgender, Transsexual and Gender Non-Binary

Youth and Their Families

With Julie Graham, MFT


Julie Graham is the Director of Transgender Health Services (THS) with the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  THS was the first program in the country to provide access to medically necessary gender confirmation for uninsured and underinsured public health patients.  As a mental health gender specialist, Julie has worked exclusively with transgender, transsexual and gender non-binary people over the past twelve years. Julie developed assessment protocols and psychosocial supports for public health consumers desirous of gender confirmation surgery and worked closely with insurance and access programs to improve their responsiveness to the needs of transgender and gender non-binary people in the San Francisco Health

Network.  Julie is concerned about the manifestations of intersectionality in healthcare inequities, developing models that support diversity of identities and starting with a frame of trauma informed gender care.  A broad focus of Julie's work over the past four years is to expand provider sensitivity, knowledge, and skills regarding gender identity for youth and adult providers and offering the community accurate information regarding medical transition. Julie is particularly interested in the overlap of gender identity and autism spectrum disorders and creating models of care where providers can rebuild trust with the transgender, transsexual and gender non-conforming communities.  


Julie is also the curriculum chair of the World Professional Association of Transgender Health's Global Education Initiative (WPATH) and assists in the development of culturally and clinically relevant materials for the WPATH's education and certification efforts. Julie is also a therapist in private practice and a consultant.






Julie Graham, MFT

Director of Transgender Health Services with the San Francisco Department of Public Health & Curriculum Chair of WPATH Global Education Initiative






NFI is excited to partner with Healthy Living to offer a Mood and Food cooking and nutrition class, starting in April 2016 for 6 weeks. The facilitators include program directors Rae Donovan and Ali Wise, and former NFI employee Kelly Wagner, who is now a naturopathic physician. We will not only create delicious and healthy food together, but we will teach on the importance of eating certain foods to improve mood and, why certain foods negatively impact our emotions. Essentially we will teach how food science influences our mental health. We are excited to offer current research on the microbiome, inflammation, serotonin, and much more.


Head Back to School with your Family and NAFI/NFIl!

As many of you may know, NAFI/NFI has partnered with the nonprofit, College for America, to provide you with an affordable opportunity to earn your degree so you can plan your future and empower yourself. Many have taken advantage already, but guess what? We have news to share…

Exciting News!

You read the subject line correctly - College for America and NAFI/NFI are now extending this great educational opportunity to include immediate family of NAFI/NFI employees*. 

Learn more or apply here: (link for employees) (link for families)

*Tuition reimbursement only applies to NAFI/NFI employees.

About College for America’s Program

College for America is an accredited, nonprofit degree program designed for working adults with busy lives.

·         $2,500 per year or less. No additional fees. Aid and financing are both available. Most students at College for America expect to graduate with zero debt.

·         Online work, flexible schedule. With 24/7 access, you decide your schedule and submit your work online. Advance more quickly through subjects you already know.

·         Accredited University. College for America, part of the 83-year-old Southern New Hampshire University, is a nonprofit, accredited degree program built specifically for working adults.

·         Associate & Bachelor degrees. Fully accredited Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees can be earned through this unique program. College for America will give you an opportunity to earn college credit in fields like Communications, General Studies and Healthcare Management.

People are Talking About College for America

Many of you are on your way or have already joined the College for America family – congratulations! Here’s what a couple of your co-workers have to say about this opportunity:

“You can go at your own pace. I would recommend it to all of my friends, family and co-workers. I have been able to fit this into my schedule and have got through one year of college in four months so far.” – Nancy Dubois

“The flexibility of the schedule, as well as the affordability, made the decision to join more than worth it. I couldn't be more excited about my future!”  Jenni Howard

We want to encourage those of you who are interested to share this with your family members. Head back to school with NAFI, your family and your co-workers this fall! 

Visit College for America online to learn more or apply today!



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