As young people work to understand and define their gender, caring adults may struggle with how to respond appropriately and give or find adequate support. For parents of children with ADHD, additional concerns about executive functioning challenges or emotional dysregulation may further complicate the picture. In this webinar, two experts will discuss the fundamentals of understanding gender diversity and how ADHD affects the journey.
In this webinar, you will learn how to:
- Understand the process of the gender journey, for the young person and their family members
- Prepare for and engage in empathic, informed conversations about gender questioning and transitioning using appropriate, thoughtful language
- Watch for self-harming behaviors or other mental health concerns
- Explore how to read your childs behavior in relation to gender exploration and ADHD struggles
NOTE: ADDitude offers an optional certificate of attendance to webinar participants, but does not offer CEU credits. The cost of the certificate of attendance option is $10. If interested, register for the webinar and youll receive instructions after it ends. The certificate link will also be on the webinar replay pageafter the live webinar.
Julie Mencher, MSW
Julie Mencher, MSW, is a pioneer in gender diversity education, psychotherapy, and advocacy, an internationally recognized speaker and consultant, and a strategic advisor to organizations on gender diversity and sexuality. In her psychotherapy practice, consulting work, and training of other therapists, Julie currently focuses on trans adults and gender-creative youth and their families.
Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
Sharon Saline, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Her unique perspective as a sibling in an ADHD home, combined with decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant assists her in guiding children, teens, young adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities and mental health issues toward effective communication and closer connections.