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Parents, Children and Transgender Identities
Transgender-rights advocates Johanna Olson-Kennedy, MD and Aydin Olson-Kennedy, LCSW will talk about children’s gender identity and how to provide gender affirmation to all children.

Oct 14, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Aydin Olson-Kennedy
Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Co-founder @Stonewall Alliance Center Community Counseling Program
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with underserved and marginalized populations throughout his professional career. He began his Social Work career working with youth in foster care and group homes, the juvenile justice system, and those experiencing homelessness or precariously housed. Aydin’s advocacy work has also included assisting adults with autism, victims, and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Over the past ten years, his career as a mental health professional has primarily focused on providing services for youth and adults within the trans community and their families. Aydin brings a unique perspective to his career as a transgender man who at one time needed similar mental health and medical services for himself.
Johanna Olson-Kennedy
Practicing Faculty Member and Medical Director @Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
An Associate Professor at the Keck School of Medicine at USC, and full time practicing faculty member at the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Olson-Kennedy is the Medical Director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the largest trans youth clinic in the country. Additionally, Dr. Olson-Kennedy spearheads a rigorous research program aimed at better understanding the experience of gender dysphoria from early childhood through adulthood. She has been providing gender-affirming services for children, adolescents and young adults for fourteen years. Additionally, she speaks around the world about the importance of timely and appropriate care for transgender youth.