Presentation Title

Positive Supports for Families with Gender Nonconforming Children

Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Doctorate Degree

Presentation Abstract

Children demonstrating atypical gender expression often face numerous challenges at home, at school, and within the community. This session explores the historical and modern views of childhood gender nonconformity, the behavioral dynamics and mental health challenges for children and their families, as well as specific positive interventions to support them in home and/or school environments. Participants will leave with detailed research-supported information and practical tools for working with gender nonconforming children and their families.

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Positive Supports for Families with Gender Nonconforming Children

Children demonstrating atypical gender expression often face numerous challenges at home, at school, and within the community. This session explores the historical and modern views of childhood gender nonconformity, the behavioral dynamics and mental health challenges for children and their families, as well as specific positive interventions to support them in home and/or school environments. Participants will leave with detailed research-supported information and practical tools for working with gender nonconforming children and their families.