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Presenter(s): Darlene Tando, LCSW

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 11:08 pm - 12:00 am

Room: 304

Conference: Gender Odyssey Los Angeles

Program: Professional

Considering Transition as an Intervention

Many parents balk at the idea of letting their transgender child “make such a big decision” in regards to transitioning. We, as professionals, know that transitioning is not so much a decision but a natural response to something that already IS. Instead of thinking of it (or other appropriate responses to a transgender child) as a “decision,” let’s start thinking of it as a compassionate intervention and see how the story changes. Professionals can empower parents to take actions when it comes to their child, in order to reduce distress and encourage authentic living!