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Friday, July 15 • 9:45am - 11:00am
Gender-Related Research: Critical Knowledge for Professionals LIMITED

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In settings ranging from social media to court rooms, contradictory facts and figures are often cited related to transgender and nonbinary youth. It can be challenging to assess the validity of these claims, some of which have implications harmful to young people. This session will help participants assess, understand and respond to some of the most often-cited research used to block gender-inclusive initiatives such as so- called “rapid-onset gender dysphoria” and “desistance.” In addition, research on the positive impact of support from parents/caregivers, educators and other professionals, and peers will be highlighted. This workshop is designed for any professionals seeking to increase their own understanding of gender and gain tools to support their work with gender diverse youth. The presentation assumes a basic understanding of gender diversity.

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Kim Westheimer

Director Research, Policy and Practice, Gender Spectrum
Kim Westheimer is the Director of Research, Policy and Practice for Gender Spectrum where she leads programming related to partnerships and research. Gender has been a recurring thread in her work: whether encouraging students to examine their own gender stories or developing systemic... Read More →

Friday July 15, 2022 9:45am - 11:00am PDT