Trans Children and Youth: It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
Serving the holistic needs of trans and gender diverse children, youth and their families can require collaboration between healthcare providers, educators and social services professionals. By working together with our partners in these fields, TransActive Gender Center has been successful in minimizing or preempting gender identity and gender expression-related trauma experienced by kids and their families.
Attendees will learn in detail that:
- Affirming and collaborative pediatric care provides wrap-around services that are adaptive and patient/client-centered.
- Mental health counseling may not be a necessity for every gender diverse child or youth, even though providers are asked to play a ‘gatekeeping’ role.
- Social services response to the psychological and medical needs of gender diverse children in their care/custody can be the difference between positive and tragic outcomes.