228: Transgender and Nonbinary Youth and Families: A Systemic Conversation and Call to Action

Katie Heiden-Rootes; Kristen Benson (she/her); Lisa Brennan
2:30 PM
3:45 PM
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Interactive Workshop
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Family Therapy
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About the Session

Concurrent Sessions 6 - (NBCC CE Credit: #1 hr and Conference Attendance Credit: #1 hr)

Workshop Leaders: Katie Heiden-Rootes, Kristen Benson, Lisa Brennan

Transgender and nonbinary youth need family and whole systems who support them. This workshop will demonstrate a systemic conversation between researchers, family therapists, advocates, and families of trans and nonbinary youth. The goal is to push the field of family therapy towards increased therapeutic support, advocacy, and practical research that supports the needs of these families.

-- To explore the systemic experiences of families with trans andnonbinaryyouth.
-- To demonstrate the systemic connection between research, clinical interventions, and advocacy in family therapy with parents and nonbinary and transgender youth.
-- To create a call to action for the family therapy field as advocates for the health and safety of trans and nonbinary youth and their families.

Subject Codes: gender identity, parenting, well-being
Population Codes: inclusive of minor children, marriage and family therapists/clinicians, transgender inclusive
Method and Approach Codes: advocacy, family therapy, interventions

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