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Chico Trans Week TransYouth Care
This is a virtual event held over 3 days
Chico, CA
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Monday Oct 26, 2020 9:00 AM - Wednesday Oct 28, 2020 1:00 PM | $25.00 - $200.00


Chico Trans Week TransYouth Care
Gender dysphoria is best understood as a diagnosis that describes the ongoing distress about the incongruence between one's assigned sex and one's internal gender identity. This ongoing distress frequently results in impairment of function. In order to help alleviate this distress, many transgender youth require physical changes to their bodies in order to bring them into closer alignment with their internal gender identity. Unfortunately, access to competent mental health and medical care for those youth desiring gender transition is still extremely rare, and often inadequate in most places around the United States. This program is a comprehensive, two-day symposium designed for professionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender non-conforming children, transgender youth, and young adults. While primarily didactic in presentation, this symposium also includes case studies, and audience activities designed to highlight the challenges of caring for this population and improve understanding of their needs.


Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, LCSW is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center where he provides psychotherapy for gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults, and their families. As a transgender man and mental health provider, Aydin brings a dual perspective into his work. He has spoken around the country for the past two decades about the importance of rights for gender non-conforming and transgender and individuals, with emphasis on identifying and acknowledging domains of privilege.

Darlene Tando is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in San Diego. She has been working with transgender clients since 2006, and the majority of her practice is dedicated to working with gender-expansive/transgender youth and adults. Darlene believes the individual is the expert on one's own gender identity. For more information about her work in the gender field, please visit her blog at www.darlenetandogenderblog.com.  Darlene also authored the book The Conscious Parents Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing your Childs Authentic Self.

With Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy

Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy has been providing medical intervention for gender non-conforming and transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and cross-sex hormones for the past nine years and is considered a national expert in this area. Double Board Certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, as well as spearheading a robust research program with transgender youth, she brings cutting edge knowledge to the field. Dr. Olson-Kennedy is the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States. Dr. Olson-Kennedy has appeared frequently on national television and spoken all over the country to educate the public about the needs of transgender youth.


This is a virtual event held over 3 days (View)
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Chico, CA 95926
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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