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Community Education and Outreach - (CGSAEP)


Through our community education, we provide presentations, workshops and consultations to child service organizations, such as pediatric health and mental health centers, schools, faith-based and social service agencies, and family court.

For inquiries please contact the child and adolescent psychiatrist at Children's, Edgardo Menvielle, MD at 202 476-5158 or by e-mail at pgroup@childrensnational.org

Gender and Sexuality Advocacy and Education Program Training and Workshops

These are listed to offer suggestions of programs you might request for your community or school group. (Updated 05/08)



2009
  • The Student Support Center, Supporting the Emotional Development of Children and Adolescents with Gender Variant Behaviors and their Families , Washington, DC, March 26
  • Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA), Gender Variance and Sexual Orientation in Childhood and Adolescence, Developmental and Parenting Issues in annual course Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment: A Bio-psycho-social Approach, Bethesda, MD, March 24, 2009
  • American Medical Student Association Annual Meeting. Committee on Gender and Sexuality, Alexandria, VA, March 14, 2009
  • True Colors, From Toddlers to Teens: Creating Developmentally Appropriate Support for Gender Variant/Transgender Youth, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 12, 2009
  • The 23rd Annual Conference of the International Foundation for Gender Education, Supporting the Emotional Development of Children and Adolescents with gender variant Behaviors and their Families, Alexandria, Virginia, February 4-8, 2009
  • University of California Davis, Supporting the Emotional Development of Children and Adolescents with Gender Variant Behaviors and their Families in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Primary Care, General Medicine and Mental Health. Sacramento, CA, January 17, 2009

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2008

  • Salisbury Pediatric Association. Management of Gender variance in Children. Salisbury, MD, December 11, 2008
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Pediatrics Residency Training Program, Gender and Sexuality Development, Washington, DC, Sept 5, 2008
  • Georgetown University, General Psychiatry Residency Program, Development of Gender and Sexuality, Washington, DC August 27, 2008
  • World AIDS Congress, Gender Variance and the Family, Global Village, Mexico City, August 3-7, 2008
  • District of Columbia Department of Mental Health, The Emotional, Social and Family Impact of Childhood Gender Variance, In The Mental Health Needs of Gay, Lesbian and Questioning Youth, Washington, DC, June 25, 2008
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit, Staff Development: Working with Sexual Minority Youth, May 21, 2008
  • Rosemount Center, Staff Development: Gender and Sexuality Development in Childhood: Children with Gender Variant Behaviors, Washington, DC, May 16, 2008
  • American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Transgender Children: Clinical and Ethical Issues in pre-Pubertal Presentations, in Hormones, Identities and Cultures Symposium, Washington, DC, May 8, 2008
  • American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Red without Blue. Portrayal of Gender, Identity, and the Unswerving Bond of Twinship Despite Transformation, Washington, DC, May 7, 2008
  • Asociación de Madres, Padres y Familiares de Gays y Lesbianas (AMPGYL), Niños y niñas con comportamiento de género variante: Un tema de familia, Barcelona, Spain, April 16, 2008
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Department of Adolescent Medicine:, Trans Teens, Washington, DC, April 8, 2008
  • Adele Lebowitz Center for Youth & Families, The Washington School of Psychiatry, Gender and Sexuality Development in Childhood: Children with Gender Variant Behaviors, Washington, DC, April 4, 2008
  • Adele Lebowitz Center for Youth & Families, The Washington School of Psychiatry, Out in the Family: What Happens to Parents When a Child Comes Out as Gay, Washington, DC, March 28, 2008
  • American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting, Trans Teens, Boston, MA, March 28, 2008
  • Jewish Social Services Agency (JSSA), Gender Variance and Sexual Orientation in Childhood and Adolescence, Developmental and Parenting Issues in annual course Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment: A Bio-psycho-social Approach, Bethesda, MD, March 25, 2008
  • True Colors, From Toddlers to Teens: Creating Developmentally Appropriate Support for Gender Variant/Transgender Youth, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 12 - 14, 2008
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Pediatrics Residency Training Program, Gender and Sexuality Development, Washington, DC, March 7, 2008

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2007

  • Washington DC Metropolitan Area School, Staff Development Workshop: Gender and Sexuality Developmental Issues: Children, Adolescents and Families, November 14, 2007
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting. C.R.A.Z.Y., Coming-of-Age Feeling Different, Boston, MA, October 26, 2007
  • Familias por la Diversidad Sexual, Niños y niñas con comportamiento de género variante: Un tema de familia, Montevideo, Uruguay, September 27, 2007
  • DC Public Schools Peaceable Schools Summer Institute, What is Gender Variance? Washington, DC, July 30, 2007
  • Perkiomen Valley (PA) School District: “Supporting Children on the Edge of the Gender/Sexuality Norm,” staff (K-12) development workshop, Montgomery County, PA, June 22, 2007
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Pediatrics Residency Program, “Gender Issues in Childhood and Adolescence,” Washington, DC, May 4, 2007
  • St. Mary’s College, Lecture Series on Diversity, “A Program to Support the Development of Young Children with Behaviors Outside the Gender Norms” St. Mary’s, MD, March 30, 2007
  • The True Colors Conference, Best Practices Conference, “Development of Gender Variance and Sexuality in Children”, New Britain, Connecticut, March 22, 2007
  • Jewish Social Services Agency, “Gender Variance and Sexual Orientation in Childhood and Adolescence, Developmental and Parenting Issues” presentation in annual course “Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment: A Bio-psycho-social Approach”, Bethesda, MD, March 26, 2007
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Department of Adolescent Medicine, “Gender and Sexuality Issues in Childhood and Adolescence”, Washington, DC, March 6, 2007
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Cultural Topics Seminar, “Gender and Sexuality Issues in Childhood”, Washington, DC, January 26 and February 9, 2007
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Grand Rounds, “The Gender Puzzle: Variants of Gender in Childhood”, Washington, DC, February 28, 2007
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Society of Greater Washington, “The Gender Puzzle: Variants of Gender in Childhood”, Washington, DC, February 7, 2007

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2006
  • Center for Community Services and Family Development, Young Children with Gender-Variant Behaviors and their Families, Florida, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Nov 10th, 2006
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Latino Parents Confronting Gender Variance and Homosexuality, in Symposium, “Latino Sexual Minority Youth: Perspectives from Mexico and the U.S.” San Diego, CA, October 24-29, 2006
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, “TransGeneration Treatment: Psychiatrists Working with Transgender Youth,” workshop, San Diego, CA, October 24-29, 2006
  • National Congress of the Mexican Federation of Sexual Education and Sexology (Federación mexicana de Educación Sexual y Sexología, FEMESS): “Children with Gender-variant Behaviors” (Niños con comportamientos de género variantes), Guadalajara, Mexico, September 6-9, 2006
  • National Congress of the Mexican Federation of Sexual Education and Sexology (Federación mexicana de Educación Sexual y Sexología, FEMESS) with Nila Marrone, “From Mockery to Torment: Harassment of LGBT Student, and of those Perceived as Such, in Schools” (De la burla a la tortura: Hostigamiento en las escuelas a alumnos LGBT o percibidos como tales), Guadalajara, Mexico, September 6-9, 2006
  • District of Columbia Public Schools Nurses’ Program/CNMC, Summer Institute, “Children with Gender-variant Behaviors”, Washington, DC August 16, 2006
  • American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, “Effectiveness of Group Interventions for Parents of Gender-variant Children”, Toronto, ON, May 20-26, 2006
  • American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, “The Parent’s Perspective on Gender Variant Children and Adolescents: Concerns, Hopes, And Joys”, with Hill D, Toronto, ON, May 20-26, 2006
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Reaching Young Children with Gender-Variant Behaviors”, Washington, DC, May 11, 2006

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2005
  • Operation Respect - Don’t Laugh at Me - “What Works! Models of Success that Create Climates of Respect and Overcome Bullying, Ridicule, and Violence” Symposium, Washington, DC, “Dare to Be Different: Childhood Gender Variance and Stigma”, symposium panelist, June 1, 2005
  • American Psychiatric Association 2005 Annual Meeting, symposium panelist, May 21-26, 2005
  • Wisconsin Early Childhood Association conference “Beyond 'Pink or Blue’: Gender-Variant Children and Youth Pewaukee, WI, “Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues in Childhood and Adolescence”, May 7, 2005
  • Jewish Social Services Agency, Bethesda, MD, “Gender Variance and Sexual Orientation in Childhood and Adolescence, Developmental and Parenting Issues” presentation in annual course “Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment: A Bio-psycho-social Approach”, April 19, 2005
  • True Colors XII Conference “Over the Rainbow and Out of the Box”, New Britain, CT, “The Hurt of Stigma Starts in Kindergarten: Supporting Children Who Are Gender-different”, professional development workshop, Central Connecticut State University, www.ourtruecolors.org, March 18-19, 2005
  • Children’s National Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, “Children with Gender-variant Behaviors”, March 16, 2005
  • First Presbyterian Church, Arlington Virginia, “Gender Orientation and Gender Identity Issues in Childhood and Adolescence”, February 27, 2005
  • Preschool Program at Temple Sinai, “Understanding The Needs of Children with Gender Variance: A Model Program”, January 31, 2005

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2004
  • Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York, NY, “An Outreach Program for Children with Gender-Variant Behaviors”, invited speaker for the 2004 Dennis Anderson departmental grand rounds, LIJMC Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, November 18, 2004
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, “Gender Identity Disorders”, Core Psychopathology Seminar Series lecture, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training and Psychology Clinical Internship Programs, 2004
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, “Understanding and Working With Sexual Minority Youth”, panelist in professional development workshop for judges, attorneys, advocates and other court staff, November 17, 2004
  • Board of Jewish Education, Rockville, MD, “Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Issues in Childhood”, professional development workshop to Directors of the Jewish Early Childhood Centers in the greater Washington, DC area, October 26, 2004
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools, Mitcheville, MD, “Sexual and Gender Identity Development In Children and Adolescents” professional development workshop for health educators, Kinsford Elementary School, August 18, 2004
  • DC Public Schools, Washington, DC, “Clinical Issues among Children with Gender-Variant Behaviors”, professional development workshop for DCPS teachers in conjunction with Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) summer teacher’s training, Gallaudet University, July 23, 2004
  • DC Department of Mental Health, Washington, DC, “Clinical Issues among Children with Gender-Variant Behaviors”, staff development presentation for mental health professionals and advocates, YMCA Anthony Bowen, June 16, 2004
  • American Psychiatric Association 2004 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, “Childhood GID: What Should We Treat And Why?” symposium panelist in “Critical Perspectives on Gender Identity Disorder in Children and Adolescents”, May, 2004
  • American Psychiatric Association 2004 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, “The Sissy Duckling: A Cartoon about Childhood Gender Variance”, media presentation, May, 2004
  • The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, Washington, DC, “Understanding and Working with lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth”, panelist in a professional development workshop for staff and community mental health professionals, April 30, 2004
  • Catholic high school headmasters group of the metropolitan DC area, Bethesda, MD, “Issues of Sexual Identity in Youth”, panelist in a professional development workshop, Georgetown Preparatory School, April 22, 2004
  • Jewish Social Services Agency, Bethesda, MD, “Gender Identity Issues in Childhood and Coming Out in the Family”, presentation in annual course “Child and Adolescent Assessment and Treatment: A Bio-psycho-social Approach”, March 30, 2004
  • DC Public Schools and DC Public Charter Schools Nurses, Washington, DC, panelist in a professional development workshop for staff of the Children's School Services, Children’s National Medical Center, DC General Hospital, March 24, 2004
  • DC Bar Association, Washington, DC, “Working with Sexual Minority Youth: The Role of Families and Care Providers”, Neglect Practice Institute, professional development workshop, DC Convention Center, March 23, 2004
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, “Gender Identity Disorder in Childhood: History and Contemporary Issues” Department of Psychiatry grand rounds presentation in collaboration with Karl Bryant, UC Santa Barbara, January 7, 2004

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2003

  • Argentine Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Tenth Annual Meeting Buenos Aires, Argentina, “Model of Prevention for Children with Gender-variant Behaviors” (X Congreso de Asociación Argentina de Psiquiatría Infantojuvenil - “Modelo de Prevención para Niños con Concomportamientos de Género Variantes”), November 22, 2003
  • Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA, “Gender Identity Issues in Childhood”, a professional development workshop for all county school psychologists and school counselors (attendance 400), November 3, 2003
  • GLMA 2003 Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, “An Outreach Program for Children with Gender Variant Behaviors”, professional development workshop, October 30, 2003
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 50th Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, “The Sissy Duckling: A Cartoon about Childhood Gender Variance”, media presentation, this presentation was rated among the 10 presentations rated highest by the conference audience, October 14-19, 2003
  • The George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC, “Gender Variance In Children: Clinical issues”, presentation for medical students as part of a Lunch Seminar Series sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Bisexual Transgender People in Medicine, October 8, 2003
  • Jewish Social Services Agency, Bethesda, MD, “Gender Identity Issues in Childhood and Coming Out in the Family”, presentation as part of an annual review course on child psychotherapy, 2003
  • Child Center and Adult Services, Inc., Bethesda, MD, “Gender Identity Issues in Childhood” presentation as a part of a continuing education series open to mental health professionals, April 4, 2003
  • American Psychiatric Association 2004 Annual Meeting, New York, NY, “Childhood GID: What Should We Treat And Why?” symposium panelist in “Critical Perspectives on Gender Identity Disorder in Children and Adolescents”, May, 2004
  • The Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI, “Supporting the Development of Gender-Variant Children Through Parent Work”, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry grand rounds presentation, February 13, 2003

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2002

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  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 49th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, “Parenting Gender-Non-conforming Boys: Insights from a Parent Support Group”, workshop, October 21, 2002
  • The Amigo Program of Child Center and Adult Services, Inc., Bethesda, MD, “A Support Group for Parents of Children with Gender Non-Conforming Behaviors”, professional development workshop for staff of a school-based program that provides case management and counseling service for at-risk students and their families, 2002
  • The Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Gaithersburg, MD, “A Support Group for Parents of Children with Gender Non-Conforming Behaviors”, professional development workshop for staff and community professionals, 2002
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, DC, “A Support Group for Parents of Children with Gender Non-Conforming Behaviors”, presentation for research faculty, 2002
  • Us Helping Us, Washington, DC, “A Support Group for Parents of Children With Gender Non-Conforming Behaviors”, professional development workshop for a community based organization that provides therapeutic services
  • Child and Family Services of Washington-DC, Washington, DC, “Support Group For Parents of Children With Gender Non-Conforming Behaviors”, professional development workshop for staff of a social services, foster-care and adoption support services agency, May 31, 2002
  • Starting Early Starting Smart, Gaithersburg, MD, “Support Group For Parents of Children With Gender Non-Conforming Behaviors”, professional development workshop for staff of a family support program attached to Head Start, May 30. 2002
  • Children's National Medical Center, Department of Adolescent Medicine, Washington, DC, “A Support Group for Parents of Children With Gender Non-Conforming Behaviors”, professional development workshop for fellows and residents, May 21, 2002
  • Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, “Gender Variant Children”, teaching presentation for pediatrics house-staff, 2002
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 49th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA Parenting Gender-Non-conforming Boys: Insights from a Parent Support Group, workshop, October 21, 2002
  • Children’s National Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Washington, DC, “Parenting Very Gentle Boys and Very Tomboy Girls,” departmental grand rounds presentation, November 29, 2000
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