Numerous studies have pointed to the negative impact associated with a lack of understanding of the needs of transgender and gender variant children and adolescents and their families.
Studies confirm that an alarming level of discrimination and violence is directed to children and youth who are transgender or who don’t conform to societal expectations in the way the express their masculinity or femininity. This often results in serious long-term consequences on their mental health and development. Parents seek out resources to understand and support their children but struggle to find well-informed professionals.
Duration of training
7 hours recognized by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ) for continuing education credits
To develop tools to welcome transgender and gender variant children and youth, and their families:
- Become familiar with the social, school, family and interpersonal contexts of trans and gender variant children and adolescents.
- Develop an understanding of the developmental journey of these children and youth
- Apply individual and systemic intervention tools to support these children and youth, their families and their schools.
- Basic definitions and concepts
- Developmental path of trans and gender creative youth:
- Early childhood and exploration of masculine and feminine expressions
- Consolidation of gender identity
- The prepubescent child and social transition
- The stress of puberty in children with gender dysphoria
- Transitioning in adolescence
- The relevance of diagnosing gender dysphoria
- in children
- in adolescents
- The determinants of health
- The impact of minority stress
- Intervention Tools:
- Supporting the child and the adolescent
- Supporting the family
- Supporting the school
Lecture, first-person accounts, and case studies.
A certificate of participation will be issued to attendees. The certificate will state the number of hours of participation.