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Friday, July 25 • 11:05am - 12:30pm
Supporting Gender-Expansive Youth in Navigating Media, Sexuality and Body

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Many of the challenges that adolescents face become more difficult when the lens of gender diversity is added to the mix. Sexuality, body image, eating disorders, relationships with parents and other adults are just some of the areas that prove difficult enough for young people coming into adulthood. For gender-expansive youth, working around these issues can become even more complicated. This session will explore how gender intersects with the many medical and mental health challenges adolescents encounter, and specific strategies for approaching them.

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Jessie Rose Cohen, LCSW

Jessie Rose Cohen, LCSW is a Clinical Supervisor on the Management Team at A Better Way serving children and families primarily in foster and adoption care. In addition, she is a Gender Specialist in Private Practice in Oakland, California and a Contract Supervisor for Rainbow Community Center in Concord, California. Jessie serves on the Steering Committee of the Gender Spectrum Conference and is a founding member of the Mind The Gap Group... Read More →

Desiree Skye Gonzales

Desiree Skye Gonzales works as a Peer Counselor with RAMS Inc. at the PAES Counseling & Pre-Vocational Services program. Skye provides case management, group facilitation and curriculum development. Skye is on the Advisory Board for the Castro Country Club (a sober safe space for the Queer Community) and is a CAG Member for HIV Medical Research & Trials for SFDPH.  Skye volunteers with Healing Waters Wilderness Adventures where... Read More →

Ilana Sherer, MD

Ilana Sherer, MD, FAAP is a pediatrician in California. In addition to seeing patients at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Dr. Sherer is a founding member of the UCSF Child and Adolescent Gender Center and serves as its Assistant Medical Director and Director of Primary Care.  She has received various awards for this work, developed health care provider modules related to caring for GLBT and gender variant youth, and... Read More →

Friday July 25, 2014 11:05am - 12:30pm
Soda Center – Claey's Lounge St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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