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Please join the National LGBT Bar Association and the LGBT Family Law Institute for a Call-In

The National LGBT Bar Association, along with the LGBT Family Law Institute, would like to invite you to a call-in discussing managing parental conflict about trans kids.  

One of the most painful experiences for a gender nonconforming or transgender child or 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. However, it is possible for parents to minimize the harm to their child by focusing on their child’s best interests. This panel 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.

Please join the LGBT Bar as we delve into issues of mental health and legal challenges. This call will be sponsored by the LGBT Family Law Institute and speakers will be members of FLI.

National Call-In: Managing Parental Conflict About Trans Kids
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
3:00 – 4:00pm ET 
Speakers include:
  • Diane Ehrensaft: Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D., developmental and clinical psychologist, is the author of Gender Born, Gender Made:  Raising Healthy Gender-nonconforming Childrenand Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center.  She is also the attending psychologist at the University of California San Francisco Department of Pediatrics Child Gender Clinic and has a private practice in Oakland, California, in which she specializes in consultation and psychotherapy with gender-nonconforming children/youth and their families.   
  • Asaf Orr: Asaf Orr joined NCLR in February 2012 as a Staff Attorney and works on issues related to families and youth. Since joining NCLR, Asaf has represented parents in custody disputes involving transgender children and provided technical assistance to attorneys working on those types of cases. In addition to working on custody cases, Asaf spends a significant portion of his time representing LGBTQ youth in education-related matters.
  • Deborah H. Wald: Deborah H. Wald is the founding partner of Wald & Thorndal, PC, a full-service family law firm serving the needs of families throughout Northern California. Ms. Wald’s primary practice areas include Parentage Litigation, Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Law.  Ms. Wald is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee of the State Bar of California (FLEXCOM), and is a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and the Academies of California Adoption and Family Formation Lawyers.

The National LGBT Bar Association is a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated LGBT legal organizations. The Association promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity.

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