Rainbows out of the Rain: TGD Youth Creating a World Where They Can Thrive

Health Equity and Anti-racism Talks (HEART)

December 14, 2023
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Doernebecher Gender Clinic Team
Kara Connelly, M.D., Medical Director, Doernbecher Gender Clinic, Pediatric Endocrinologist (she/her)
Jess Guerriero, CSWA, M.A., Pediatric Social Worker, Doernbecher Gender Clinic, Transgender Health Program (they/them)
Danielle Moyer, Ph.D., Pediatric Psychologist, Doernbecher Gender Clinic (she/her)

Many educational opportunities and research details the long history of historical trauma and minority stress that transgender and gender diverse (TGD) youth experience. While it is important to understand this context for care, especially in the current political climate, we see over and over examples of TGD youth embracing their creativity, building their chosen families and social networks, and engaging in the world in ways that make them more than just a statistic. In this presentation, we will briefly discuss the current political context and minority stress impact factors, but will focus the majority of time on resilience and the role providers can play in fostering TGD youths' opportunity to thrive.