course »Everything You Need to Know About Medical Transition for System Involved Youth

Date: 3/8/2023, 1:00 pm—5:00 pm
County: -Training Offerings
CEUs: 3.75
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Phone: 510-482-2244
This training will educate providers about at least two paths to medical transition available for system involved youth who are transgender, nonbinary, or questioning their gender. Participants will review the five Tanner stages of puberty, which determine what kind of medical interventions are available for system involved youth, and the impact possible future surgical options. We will review standard of care protocols and procedures used to determine the appropriate path for adolescents for whom medical transition is indicated, including required & recommended socioemotional support, psychological care, and continued evaluation, through a lens of supporting youth who are involved in the foster care system. Participants will explore how to support trans & nonbinary youth, caregivers, and other providers who may support system involved youth in this process, while engaging ethical concerns, risks, & common misinformation about medical transition. Participants will review best practices in supporting system involved youth & their caregivers in medical transition and complete a case study applying these practices.