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.


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

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”.

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