Date(s) - 05/02/2015
11:15 am - 1:00 pm
There have always been gender independent kids – kids who march to a different beat when it comes to gender. However as we see more and more examples of gender variance, creativity, and diversity in dominant culture, and as that culture evolves making room for expansive gender possibilities, young people internationally are coming forward more and more and asserting their gender independence. The numbers of children, youth, and families identifying this as an issue or aspect of their lives is increasing fourfold at gender-focused centres around the world. Services here in Ontario are also seeing this dramatic increase, yet few providers have received training about the needs of these families. This webinar will be an opportunity to start a discussion about developing responsive strategies that are affirming and supportive. We will be sharing information about affirming practices for working with gender independent kids and their families, based on leading international models, a review of the literature and current Canadian research, and extensive consultations with providers, parents, researchers, program developers and others from across Ontario.
1. Hershel Russell, MEd, Psychotherapist, educator and consultant with the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists and World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
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