Working in Partnership: A Panel Presentation and Discussion with Transitioning Youth and Their Parents
This is a wonderful opportunity for medical and mental health providers to hear directly from parents and transgender youth panelists about their experiences with medical and mental health providers and organizations. Providers will have the opportunity to ask the panel questions. The goal is to provide attendees a window into what it is like for transitioning youth and their families on the receiving end of medical and mental health services. With an open-dialogue approach, topics may include the importance of gender-affirming healthcare, consistently applied protocols, and use of chosen names and pronouns. The panel will highlight what transitioning youth and families want from their providers, with examples of what works well and what can be improved.