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Trans Parenting Program

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Current Programs:

One-Time Workshops

Workshop 1: Wrapping our hearts and minds around gender (everyone)

Saturday, May 20, 2023 - 10-1 PM 

  • Words and pronoun practice - become more fluent with using words, definitions, and pronouns that can be helpful for your child learning more about themselves and feeling more about themselves.

  • We will touch briefly into gender socialization. What we've been taught about gender comes out in unconscious ways towards our children in ways that might not be helpful for gender expansive youth. 

  • Parents and all allies welcome; some activities may be catered to talking to youth about gender but will benefit everyone 

Workshop 2: Social Transition (ages 1-12)​

Saturday, June 24th, 2023 - 10-1 PM 

  • Parents with children of all ages welcome, and all allies welcome. This workshop will be centered on parents of children who haven't yet started puberty (ages 1-12), though social transition can start at any age from very young to very old and many of these themes are universal. 

  • This workshop focuses on a child exploring their gender expression, navigating gender dysphoria without hormones or surgeries, coming out to friends, adults, and family, changing pronouns, and encountering challenges like rejection and anxiety.

  • Main focuses will be on mental health and wellness, and adults noticing their own tones and nervous systems as they undergo these new experiences with their child. 


Workshop 3: Medical Transition (ages 11-24+)

Saturday,July 22nd, 2023 - 10-1 PM 

  • Parents with children of all ages welcome, and all allies welcome. This workshop will be centered on parents of children ages 11-24+ who have started or may want to start medical transition like puberty blockers, hormones and surgeries.

  • Main focus will be on describing different options available to your child, uncovering many myths around medical transition, practicing medical and pharmaceutical advocacy, addressing issues parents have faced, and helping parents explore their own feelings about their child changing medically in a safe container, away from where it may impact the relationship with their child. 

RSVP for Location
Sliding Scale $175-$75/workshop
Payment Plans Welcome
No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds

Drop-In: Monthly Parent Support Group 
6-8 PM Pacific Time

February 22

March 8

April 19

May 17

  • All parents and people who support gender expansive youth in their lives are welcome

  • We will use a combination of group and pair work to address concerns custom to parents in the room

  • Connection and building community with other parents is a focus for this work 


RSVP for Location
Sliding Scale $150-$50/workshop
Payment Plans Welcome
No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds

Online Programming:
Drop-In: Monthly Parent Support Group and 

Online Workshops
Coming Soon!

1-on-1 Support

In-person, Video and Phone Options

Custom support for your own family, specific topics, and crises. 

Common Topics

  • Social transition

  • Grieving your child changing

  • Medical transition questions

  • Supporting your child's multiple identities - for example race, disability, neurodivergence, class, trauma survivor

  • Terms and definitions as needed

Our approach:

  • In community with parents and transgender facilitators, we learn a lot through sharing vulnerable stories and asking each other questions - parents can't often ask transgender adults and other cisgender allies questions about what they or their child is going through

  • A carefully HELD container - your whole process is welcome - your tears, your anger, your joy - from when you are struggling to get along with your child, to grieving their changing identities or former name, to processing changing relationships with unsupportive friends and family members

  • Caring specifically for children and families with multiple-marginalized identities are baked into everything we do. More often than not, 2SLGBTQ+ kids and their families are navigating other complex identities as well, and we want to back your whole experience and the complexities that come with that. 

  • We use connection: We do not use shame, blame, or judgment to teach. 

  • We teach tools for supporting each other as parents for ongoing processing beyond our time together. 

  • We use questions as a way to get deeper into this material in a supported environment.

  • We notice what is in the room and adapt: We have many directions we can take our work based on what is most important to the parents in the room.

  • We use the body: the body holds our deepest wisdom around what is coming up for us supporting our gender expansive child. We invite folks in grounding practices and ask questions about what sensations we are noticing in our bodies throughout the time together.  

  • We meet you where you're at, and push you to grow. Because parenting and gender are often stressful and vulnerable for folks to process in community, we use a trauma-centered focus in how we work. You get choice as to how you show up.

  • All the work we do is optional, and our approach ranges from pair-work to whole group work, questions to role plays and scenarios.

“My wife and I are new to transgender parenting and the classes run by Dylan and Jennie were a true lifesaver. Dylan and Jennie walked us through the many and complex aspects of transgender parenting in the two classes we took. We felt safe in the confidentiality and learned a lot from the other parents in the class. We’ve made many connections to friends and resources within this community through these classes. We feel so much more prepared, confident and supported for the journey ahead. Thanks Dylan and Jennie.”

- Parent

Want a preview of how we work?

Join this online self-paced course on parenting-specific topics: 

Need basic help with definitions? Start here:

Need practice with your child's pronouns?

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