#20180613 – Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation 2.0: Essential Updates for Parenting Queer and Trans Youth of Today
(June 13, 2018) Let’s face it, kids today are having radically different exposure and experiences around sexual orientation and gender identity/expression than we did at their age.This workshop will provide current real life examples that will support our ability to effectively parent the current generation of queer and trans youth. We will also consider how gender and sexual development interacts with and informs additional layers of identity development including but not limited to adoptive and racial identity as well as physical and mental health diagnoses.
Janet Bystrom, LICSW, provides therapy, consultation, and training around the intersection of adolescence, gender identity and sexual orientation. In 2009, Janet founded a non-profit called RECLAIM, whose mission is to increase access to mental health support so that queer and trans youth might reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms.