“Gender Diversity and Neurodiversity: How to Support a Child, Teen, or Young Adult with ADHD as They Explore Gender” [Video Replay & Podcast #350]

Episode Description


If each and every era of youngster finds a method to upend oldsters’ basic notions of the arena, unquestionably gender is nowadays’s area for alternate. With youngsters and teenagers an increasing number of stating a gender different than their intercourse assigned at birth, and many teens responding to “they/them/their,” nothing in need of a gender revolution is happening. Parents are frequently left to play catch-up with their kids and teens, who an increasing number of view gender as a spectrum, now not a binary.

As young folks paintings to perceive and outline their gender, worrying adults might combat with how to respond appropriately, how to set up their own feelings and reactions, and how to give or find adequate support. For oldsters of children living with ADHD, further issues about govt functioning challenges — like impulsivity, emotional dysregulation, making plans, and focus — may further complicate the image.

It is important for parents, clinicians, and coaches to analysis how this generation of youngster is reframing notions of gender and how neurodiversity intersects with this process. In this webinar, Julie Mencher, MSW, and Sharon Saline, PsyD, will speak about the fundamentals of working out gender diversity and how ADHD impacts the adventure.

You’ll be informed how to:

  • Understand the process of the gender journey, for the young individual and their members of the family
  • Understand and use suitable, considerate language
  • Manage your individual reactions to the adjustments in youngsters, teens, and young adults
  • Prepare for and interact in empathic, informed conversations about gender wondering and transitioning
  • Explore how to learn your kid’s conduct in relation to gender exploration and ADHD struggles
  • Watch for self-harming behaviors or other mental well being considerations

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Meet the Expert Speaker

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., scientific psychologist and creator of the award-winning e book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD solution card deck, focuses on operating with youngsters, teenagers, young adults and households living with ADHD, studying disabilities and psychological health issues. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on subjects such as working out ADHD, executive functioning, anxiety, other varieties of novices and the teenager brain. | See expert’s full bio »

Julie Mencher, MSW, is a pioneer in gender diversity training, psychotherapy, and advocacy. As an across the world known speaker and guide, Ms. Mencher serves as a strategic marketing consultant to organizations on gender diversity and sexuality. In her analysis and consultation follow, she has worked with over 100 unbiased faculties, focusing on how these establishments can welcome and support trans scholars. In her psychotherapy apply, consulting work, and training of other therapists, Julie lately focuses on trans adults and gender-creative youth and their families. She has a nationwide recognition in working with the parents of gender-exploring early life. | See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“I am trans, and I assumed this was a actually just right webinar! The overwhelming majority of all of this gave the impression of a truly wonderful means to lend a hand neurodivergent and genderqueer kids. I feel that that is a great introduction to gender for a dad or mum who doesn’t know much about it.”

“Julie and Sharon did a great process presenting. I loved the volume of information they shared; they in reality shined in sharing their expertise in the Q & A. Your exhausting paintings was once visual and appreciated.”

“Outstanding. This reflected and spoke to such a lot of my revel in, struggles, and needs as the mother of an ADHD and transgender kid.”

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