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Sunday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:30am
When Families Don't Agree: Counseling and Legal Implications

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One of the most painful experiences for a gender-expansive youth is getting caught in the crossfire between two (or more) parents who cannot come to an agreement about what will be best for their child. The fields of mental health and law have not always been effective at curbing parents' confusion and mutual antagonism, nor worked together to do so. However, it is possible for parents to minimize the harm to their child by focusing on their child’s best interests. This session will discuss, from both a mental health and legal perspective, ways to facilitate dialogue and, if needed, encourage mediation, court action, and/or mental health services to help parents when they do not see eye to eye concerning their child's gender health.

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Asaf Orr, Esq

Asaf Orr, Esq. has worked on legal issues affecting transgender youth for nearly a decade. He joined NCLR in As the Transgender Youth Project Staff Attorney at the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Asaf represents transgender youth and their families in cutting-edge litigation... Read More →
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Deborah Wald, Esq.

Deborah H. Wald, Esq., is founder of The Wald Law Group, based in San Francisco, where her primary practice areas include Parentage Litigation, Custody, Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Law.  Ms. Wald also is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco law school, where... Read More →
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Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
Diane Ehrensaft, PhD is an associate professor of Pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and a developmental and clinical psychologist with a private practice in Oakland, California. She is Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center and... Read More →


Sunday July 27, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Dante 215 St Mary's College of California, 1928 St Marys Rd, Moraga, CA 94556

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