Widening the Circle Meeting: March 2019
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Widening the Circle Meeting: March 2019

The Central Texas Transgender Health Coalition (CTTHC), a program of Out Youth, envisions a world where all transgender and gender non-binary people are treated with dignity and respect and receive quality healthcare and we invite you to join us!

Our mission is to support the health and well-being of the transgender and gender non-binary community by facilitating access to quality healthcare resources and to educate healthcare, mental health, and social services professionals in Central Texas.

We are currently organizing a symposium for mental health providers in May 2019 as well as an educational conference in the fall of 2019. We are actively looking for folx who may be interested in working on these projects!

We hope this Widening the Circle Info Meeting will give folks a chance to hear about what we’ve been working on, provide a platform for feedback and allow us to connect with folks who may want to get involved. We would like to provide a platform for folks of color, people of all abilities, and particularly trans and non-binary folks of color to participate in leadership, event planning and provide valuable insight.

We truly value your engagement and we recognize there are barriers to joining us. We want to make whatever accommodations are necessary to facilitate that engagement.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THIS MEETING VIRTUALLY

If you would like to attend this (or any) meeting digitally, please contact Kathryn Gonzales at kathryn.gonzales@txtranshealth.org.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, BUT STILL WANT TO BE INVOLVED

If you are unable to attend this meeting but would like to be involved, email Anemone Schlotterbeck at anemone.schlotterbeck@txtranshealth.org or check out https://www.txtranshealth.org/

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Oct
13
to Oct 14

Comprehensive Care of Gender Non-Conforming Children, Transgender Adolescents and Adults; a 2-Day Educational Symposium for Professionals

  • Dell Medical Center Health Discovery Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Gender dysphoria is best understood as the ongoing distress about the incongruence between ones assigned sex and ones internal gender identity. This ongoing distress frequently results in impairment of function. In order to help alleviate this distress, many transgender youth require physical changes to their bodies in order to bring them into closer alignment with their internal gender identity. Unfortunately, access to competent mental health and medical care for those youth desiring gender transition is still extremely rare, and often inadequate in most places around the United States. This program is a comprehensive, two day symposium designed for professionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender non-conforming children, transgender youth and young adults. While primarily didactic in presentation, this symposium also includes case studies, and audience activities designed to highlight the challenges of caring for this population, and improve understanding of their needs. 

Presenters:

Aydin Olson-Kennedy, MSW, LCSW is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center where he provides psychotherapy for gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adults and their families. As a transgender man and mental health provider, Aydin brings a dual perspective into his work. He has spoken around the country for the past two decades about the importance of rights for gender non-conforming and transgender and individuals, with emphasis on identifying and acknowledging domains of privilege.

Susan Landon, MA, LMFT, is the Director of the Child, Adolescent, and Family Services Program at the Los Angeles Gender Center. Ms. Landon has been providing mental health services for children, adolescents and their families for 25 yrs, and for transgender individuals for the past 10 years.  She has also spoken around the country about the importance of competent mental health providers in this field. She is an expert in child development, with extensive experience assisting youth and young adults through gender transition.


With Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy

Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, has been providing medical intervention for gender non-conforming and transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and cross sex hormones for the past nine years, and is considered a national expert in this area. Double Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, as well as spearheading a robust research program with transgender youth, she brings cutting edge knowledge to the field. Dr. Olson-Kennedy is the Medical Director of The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital in Los Angeles, the largest transgender youth clinic in the United States. Dr. Olson-Kennedy has appeared frequently on national television, and spoken all over the country to educate the public about the needs of transgender youth.

 

Click here to register for this event.

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

The Basics of Providing Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Join R. Francis Mijares, FNP, and Ashley Whatley, FNP, of Zest Family Medicine to learn the basics of providing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to the transgender and gender non-binary community. Mix and mingle with other providers in the community interested in providing culturally responsive care.

This is a free event but spots are limited. Please reserve your ticket here.

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