Working together with families of gender diverse youth from different contexts and cultures – a multi-disciplinary, multi service workshop

Background

Extensive research has focused on the nurturing and protective role of families in general and family connections have been shown to be protective against major health risk behaviours (Resnick et al, 1997). Transgender youth... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The workshop will feature presentations based on the literature, clinical case reports and service delivery models. The presenters will share how they create different contexts for change and reflect on multiple... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

This multidisciplinary workshop is designed to provide a discursive space. Our discussions will be informed by the systemic model of service delivery and the inclusion of families from the outset. The network model used by... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

We will refer to both qualitative and quantitative outcome measures from the standard battery which is used in all 3 clinics.Qualitative and quantitative data from feedback forms and service evaluation measures will also be used. [ view full abstract ]

Results

The presentations will highlight the challenges and opportunities of working with families of gender diverse children and young people and the agencies that support them. We reflect on our range of existing models of family... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

This multi-disciplinary workshop is designed to stimulate thinking and discussion about the design of our services and how we can meet the needs of families with gender diverse children and adolescents from different cultures... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Sarah Davidson (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust), Frederike Kienzle (Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Zurich), Katrin Lehmann (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), Alanna Kierans (Belfast Health & Social Care Trust), Anna Hames (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

Topic Area

Topics: Working with families of trans persons

Session

MW-2A » Workshop 2A: Working together with families of gender diverse youth (16:00 - Friday, 7th April, Baltic)

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