A Multi-Day Professional Training

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Program Information & Schedule:

The 5th Annual TransYouthCare Symposium (TYCS) is here! TYCS is a comprehensive 16-hour training designed for professionals interested in providing sensitive and competent mental health and medical care for gender-diverse children, transgender youth and young adults. We are happy to be able offer CEUs for mental health providers and nursing.

While this training is designed for professionals, parents and others wanting to learn more about gender-diverse youth are welcome to attend. This is a live webinar and a recording will not be made available after the seminar.

Participants will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of parental support and affirmation in the psychosocial development of GNC youth and transgender clients
  • Recognize the impact gender dysphoria has on the psychosocial wellbeing of GNC youth
  • Explain the importance of early mental health and medical treatment for transgender youth
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify symptoms of gender dysphoria in transgender adolescents as outlined in the DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the developmental tasks of adolescents and how these differ for transgender youth
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role of pubertal suppression medication in Pubertal GNC/youth
  • Define the domains of bio psychosexual development

*Presentado en Inglés con interprete en Español

Una capacitacióncomprensiva de 16 horas diseñada para profesionales interesados en proporcionar servicios médicos y de salud mental sensibles y competentes para niñes y jóvenes transgenero y de género expansivo.. Unidades de educación continua estáran disponibles para proveedores de salud mental y enfermería.

Los participantes aprenderán a / (Objetivos de aprendizaje):

  • Demostrar comprensión de la importancia del apoyo y la afirmación en parte de los padres durante el desarrollo psicosocial de jóvenes transgénero y de género diverso
  • Reconocer el impacto que tiene la disforia de género en el bienestar psicosocial de jóvenes transgénero y de género diverso
  • Aprenderán a explicar la importancia de abordar tratamientos médicos y de salud mental tempranos para jóvenes transgénero
  • Demostrar capacidad identificando síntomas de disforia de género en adolescentes transgénero como se describe en el DSM-V (Manual diagnóstico y estadístico de los trastornos mentales)
  • Demostrar comprensión de las tareas de desarrollo de los adolescentes y cómo difieren en jóvenes transgénero
  • Demostrar comprensión del rol del procedimiento médico de supresión puberal para jóvenes transgénero llegando a esa etapa
  • Definir los dominios de desarrollo psicosexual biológico

Precios descontadosdisponibles para los grupos de 5 y más. Contactenos a events@transfamilysos.org para más información


Date & Times

Friday, April 29th 8:00 am – Noon 

Saturday, April 29th 8:00am – Noon 

Sunday, May 7th Noon – 4:00pm 

Monday, May 8th 8:00am – Noon 

*Please note times are Pacific Time.

Further information: events@transfamilysos.org


Spanish real time interpretation of TYC funded by

Veronica Zerrer and Michelle Dungan

Two adult trans women investing in our trans youth.

Group rates for 5+ from same agency. Contact events@transfamilysos.org for code.


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Johanna Olson-Kennedy, M.D. (She/Her)

Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD is an Adolescent Medicine physician specializing in the clinical care of gender diverse children and transgender youth. Board certified in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Dr. Olson-Kennedy an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She 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 and has been providing medical intervention for transgender youth and young adults including puberty suppression and gender affirming hormones for the past fifteen years. Dr. Olson-Kennedy has appeared frequently on national television, and spoken locally and internationally to educate providers, parents, and other communities about the needs of transgender youth

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Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW (He/Him)

Aydin Olson-Kennedy (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked within the trans community for over fifteen years. Aydin is passionate about decolonizing mental health care by dismantling the gatekeeper model and depathologizing the trans experience. Informed by his years of clinical experience and experiences as a trans person, Aydin aims to expand providers’ and parents’ understanding of gender dysphoria through an intersectional lens. He is passionate about working with parents and families of trans and non-binary children of all ages, offering them a safe space to navigate the complex feelings that often arise when parenting a trans child in a cisgender world.

Darlene Tando, LCSW (She/Her)

Darlene Tando, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has a private practice in San Diego and has been working with transgender youth and adults since 2006. Darlene provides consultations and ongoing therapy for gender-expansive/transgender children, adolescents, and adults. Darlene writes a gender blog (Found Here) on which she writes about all things gender-related.

Darlene is a proponent of the Informed Consent model and believes the individual is the “expert” on one’s own gender identity.  She believes it is her role to support the individual and family to assist in making one’s journey easier. Darlene is the author of the book “The Conscious Parent’s Guide to Gender Identity: A Mindful Approach to Embracing Your Child’s Authentic Self”.

Questions about this event?

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