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Saturday, July 9 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
When Families Don't Agree: Counseling and Legal Implications

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One of the most painful experiences for a gender-expansive youth is getting caught in the crossfire between two (or more) parents who cannot come to an agreement about what will be best for their child. The fields of mental health and law have not always been effective at curbing parents' confusion and mutual antagonism, nor worked together to do so. However, it is possible for parents to minimize the harm to their child by focusing on their child’s best interests. This session will discuss, from both a mental health and legal perspective, ways to facilitate dialogue and, if needed, encourage mediation, court action, and/or mental health services to help parents when they do not see eye to eye concerning their child's gender health.

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Diane Ehrensaft

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and a developmental and clinical psychologist with a private practice in Oakland, California. She is Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and attending psychologist at the CAGC Gender Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She specializes in research, clinical work, and consultation related to gender... Read More →

Asaf Orr, Esq

Asaf Orr, Esq. is a staff attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. The majority of his work focuses on youth issues, particularly transgender youth. Asaf was the lead attorney in Student v. Arcadia Unified School District leading to the historic resolution agreement acknowledging that Title IX protects transgender kids from discrimination in school. He is a lead co-authored on recently released publication entitled "Schools in... Read More →

Saturday July 9, 2016 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Soda Center - Lafayette Hall

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