Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Behavioral Health Issues in Children and Adolescents


Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 8:50 AM to 12:00 PM EST
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Doylestown Health & Wellness Center Auditorium
847 Easton Rd./Rt. 611, Warrington, PA 18976
at the intersection of Route 611 and Shetland Rd.
approx. 4 miles north of the Willow Grove/Doylestown exit of the PA Turnpike

Driving Directions 
Most well-intentioned and competent physicians and behavioral health practitioners have very little experience working with gay, lesbian, bisexual, questioning,transgender, or gender-nonconforming children and adolescents. This can inadvertently fracture a relationship with the youth because the majority of them have faced marginalization or outright discrimination from family, friends, schools, spiritual institutions, and other treatment professionals. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices when working with children and youth whose self-identification doesn't quite fit societal gender restrictions. Working with families is also an integral part of this work and salient factors around systems work will also be covered.

Workshop Objectives
At the end of this activity, the learner will be able to

• Identify best practices for working with LGBT youth and their families.
• Discuss the difference between a social and medical transition.
• Describe potential biases held with regard to LGBT parents.

Presenter: Michele Angello, Ph.D., works with gender variant youth as well as adults. She offers individual, couples, group, and family therapy to people dealing with issues of sexual orientation, alternative lifestyles, adolescent sexuality questions,and general sexual enrichment through education. She has presented internationally on her work andhas appeared as a guest expert on Dr. Phil, Larry King Live, The Tyra Banks Show, ABC Primetime, Dr.Oz, and many other television shows and documentaries, including the award winning film TRANS. She is an adjunct professor in the graduate program of human sexuality at Widener University and developed the first graduate course in the U.S. that focuses on clinical issues in transgender communities. Her second book, Raising the Transgender Child: A CompleteGuide for Parents, Families and Caregivers came out in 2016.


Workshop Continuing Education Credits
Three (3) continuing education credits will be offered for PA Social Workers & Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, NBCC Counselors, and under Act 48.*

NBCC: Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
Psychologists: Foundations Community Partnership is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. FCP maintains responsibility for this program and content.
PA Social Workers: PA State Board accepts APA and NBCC approval for SW, MFT, and LPC.
Educators: Application has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for three Act 48 Continuing Education Credits.

* FCP welcomes nurses to take advantage of our professional education opportunities, but we are no longer able to offer CE credits through the PA State Nursing Association. Please visit for a list of approved CE providers.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Foundations Community Partnership reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to any unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancellation or postponement, FCP will refund any registration fees, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses to participants.
• More than two weeks prior to the function - your choice of a full refund via check, credit for future workshop, or a future event registration.
• Less than two weeks, but more than three days prior to the function - full refund via credit towards future event registration.
• Three days or less prior to event - no refunds available. Sorry, there are no exceptions.
Yes! You can substitute another person if you cannot attend. Please let us know 24 hours in advance.

For more information on contact hours, cancellation policy or requests for special needs for participants,
please email Caroline O’Connell Sinton:


Caroline O'Connell 
Foundations Community Partnership