A 16 Hour Professional Training

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Program Information & Schedule:

The 4th 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.


Date & Times

Friday, August 5th 8:00 am – Noon 

Saturday, August 6th 8:00am – Noon 

Sunday, August 14th Noon – 4:00pm 

Monday, August 15th 8:00am – Noon 

*Please note times are Pacific Time.

Further information:

Group rates for 5+ from same agency. Contact 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 is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Gender Center. He has been providing clinical care to the transgender and non-binary communities for over eleven years. Aydin is considered a national expert, having trained thousands of professionals and families across the United States and internationally.

In addition to his work as an Executive Director and educator, he maintains a private practice in Los Angeles, serving adolescent and adult transgender and non-binary individuals and their families

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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