2018 Gender Spectrum Events

Gender Spectrum Conference and Professionals’ Symposium

We are happy to announce the dates and location of the

Annual Gender Spectrum Conference and Professionals’ Symposium:

Professionals’ Symposium: Friday, July 6
Gender Spectrum Conference:

Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8

Both events will be held at Saint Mary’s College of California in Moraga, CA

This year’s theme will be “Claiming My Gender.”

Find more information on our Conference and Symposium page, keep checking as updates will be added regularly.

 

Winter-Spring 2018 

See our Groups Page for information on our online and in-person support and discussion groups.

Texas Workshops for Parents With Gender-Expansive Children and Teens

Gender Spectrum is co-hosting a parenting workshop in Dallas. The workshop will help parents and families get a better understanding of what may be happening with their child or teen, how to best respond, and what steps to take next. Providing effective tools and strategies to take home, the interactive day-long workshop will combine presentations, discussions, and personal and small group exercises.

 

Dallas

Saturday, April 21

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dallas, TX

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER NOW!

Please share our event flyer and Facebook event page!

Pre-registration is required. The workshop cost is on a sliding scale from $15 to $110 per person. If the minimum is not affordable, please contact us—we want you to attend!

Free Webinar for Parents, Families and Friends: Dimensions of Gender

Parents, family members and friends of Transgender and Gender-expansive youth can learn more and deepen their appreciation of gender diversity in this lively webinar.  The webinar includes an overview of the Dimensions of gender and include ample time for your questions. More information on joining the webinar is posted on our blog the week before the date of the event.

Upcoming 2018 dates:

Thursday, January 25, 4:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)

Thursday, April 26, 5:00 pm PT (7:00 pm ET)

Gender Spectrum Discussion Groups

See information on our online and in-person support groups below and on our Groups Page.

Teen Online Discussion Group

“Gendered” is an online video discussion group brought to you by Gender Spectrum and The Happy Hippie Foundation for youth ages 13-19. Fill out this form to get more information on how to join the video hangout call and updates on the group.For our upcoming groups a topic we are focusing on is Navigating the Holidays. We’ll be sharing experiences, advice and just have a space to talk about the many things that might be on our mind as the holidays approach. We’ll also have time to talk about other topics related to gender!

Check our Groups Page for dates.

Join the group here!

National Support Group for Parents/Caregivers (Online/Call-in)

Upcoming 2018 Meetings:

  • January 10 (Wednesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • February 13 (Tuesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • March 12 (Monday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • April 19 (Thursday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
  • May 16 (Wednesday) at 5:00 pm PT (8:00 pm ET)
The National Support Group for Parents/Caregivers is an online/call-in support group which has a drop-in time each month. If you are interested in joining this group, please fill out a brief intake form hereBe sure to go all the way through the survey to the last page and hit “Done” or we will not receive your information.

Dads Group (Online/Call-in)

Upcoming 2018 Meetings:

  • January 17 (Wednesday) at 6:30 pm PT (9:30 pm ET)
  • February 15 (Thursday) at 6:30 pm PT (9:30 pm ET)
  • March 15 (Thursday) at 6:30 pm PT (9:30 pm ET)
The Dads Group is an online/call-in group with a drop-in time once a month. To join this group, a dad should join the Lounge (our online community) and request membership in the Dads Group. Information on the Dads Group online/call-in sessions are posted there.

Grupo de Apoyo para Padres y Proveedores de Atención de Gender Spectrum

Criar a unx niñx que se sitúa al margen de las normas de género tradicionales puede ser difícil, por lo que es importante que usted encuentre apoyo en este camino. Usted no está solo(a); comparta sus pensamientos, sentimientos, preguntas y experiencias con otros adultos que están criando niñxs transgénero, no binarios y otrxs niñxs y adolescentes de género variante. Al relacionarnos unos con otros, aprendemos a transitar nuestro propio camino, apoyar a nuestros hijxs y trabajar para hacer que el mundo sea un lugar más seguro y más inclusivo para todos los niñxs. El grupo no tiene costo alguno para los participantes. Póngase en contacto con nosotros en [email protected] para unirse a este grupo o si le interesa saber más acerca de este grupo de apoyo en español.

Pre-Teen Group (Online)

This online group is for all youth ages 11-12. Youth from all across the country (and globally!) can come together in a safe space to share experiences, stories, and get support. You can learn more and sign up here.

As one parent said, “This is a great way to give a child community while still in the low-pressure environment of their own home, and they can choose to be as verbal or as quiet as they feel comfortable with. We can’t wait for the next series.”

The Pre-Teen Group is facilitated by Gender Spectrum staff and will take place weekly online.

Check our Groups Page for dates.

Winter 2017

Bay Area Gender Institute

As you know, there is a sea change happening in our society’s understanding of gender. This training provided participants with the strategies needed to effectively incorporate broader perspectives of gender into their work. The training was held for corporate diversity and inclusion officers, health professionals, mental health providers, and others interested in learning more about gender in their work and personal life.

Learn more here.

 

Summer 2017

Gender Spectrum hosted our annual Gender Spectrum Professionals’ Symposium and Gender Spectrum Conference this summer. We had two amazing, successful events! Thank you to everyone who helped make it a wonderful weekend of learning and connecting.

Explore the 2017 Professionals’ Symposium or Conference programs to get a sense of these gatherings. You can also purchase audio recordings from the 2017 Conference and Professionals’ Symposium workshops through Hungry Mind Recordings.

If you missed the conference and would like to connect with fellow parents, teens, professionals, family members or others, check out The Lounge and our Online Groups. You can also stay tuned for future event updates by signing up for emails from Gender Spectrum.

These events would not be possible without the generous support of our event partners. Please show your support in every way you can to the individuals and organizations listed below. For more information about national and event sponsorship, please contact us at [email protected]

2017 Gender Spectrum Partners

Champion

Intercultural Center, St. Mary’s College of California

Ally

 

WelcomingSchoolsLogo

Welcoming Schools, A Project of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Advocate

Our Family Coalition

Friend

 

National Center for Lesbian Rights

 

Ehrensaft

Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D, Developmental and Clinical Psychologist

inMind Bay Area Psychotherapy, Assessment, Consultation and Training Service

 

Scott W. Mosser, MD, FAC