Transgender Youth: How Family Involvement Supports Mental Health

When: Thursday, January 17 - 12:00 PM

Duration: 1 hours

Location: WebEx

Event Details:

Research indicates that family support is a critical protective factor for transgender youths’ mental health, but many families struggle with acceptance. Mental health providers can help support transgender youth by engaging families in treatment. This webinar will be co-presented by developmental psychologist and researcher Dr. Sabra L. Katz-Wise and credentialed family peer advocate Karen Fuller.

The goals for this webinar are to:

  1. Provide a brief overview of mental health concerns among transgender youth and family support as a protective factor.

  2. Review the impact of having a transgender youth on the larger family system.

  3. Share examples from families of struggles and successes in supporting transgender youth.

  4. Discuss implications for mental health practice with transgender youth.