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Sunday, October 2 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Gaining Knowledge and Understanding To Best Support Your Teen

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This workshop is for parents to gain a better understanding of diversity in gender identity vs misinformation in society that leads to pathologizing their teen Presenters will address affirmative parenting strategies and how to be more effective in communicating with their teen. Parents will also have a better understanding of their teen's transitioning process and will gain tips to strengthen communication and support of their teen. As parents and families are transitioning as well, they will learn about strategies to reduce their own isolation gain support and learn about advocacy

Speakers
avatar for Santiago Alvarez (he/him)

Santiago Alvarez (he/him)

Santiago Alvarez, LCSW, is a gender therapist who has worked with children, youth, and families at Kaiser Permanente for the past 8 years. Santiago has maintained a private practice with teens and adults, including LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC consumers, for the past 20+ years, and he has... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Arieta Hayes Ed.D., LCSW

Lisa Arieta Hayes Ed.D., LCSW

Practice Specialist, Kaiser
Lisa Arieta Hayes Ed.D., LCSW is a gender specialist at Kaiser Permanente Child Psychiatry inSan Jose. Dr Hayes has extensive experience in working with LGBTQ children and teens. DrHayes created specialized gender services at San Jose including the formation of the Teen andParent... Read More →


Sunday October 2, 2022 11:15am - 12:30pm PDT