Affirming Approaches Towards Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth and Adults
- Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 3:00pm to 4:30pm
- Huffman Building - MSU Police Department, EOC - view map
Bozeman is home to many transgender and gender diverse youth and adults and they make up an often misunderstood, often overlooked, yet vulnerable population. In this education we will discuss the basic terms and background around what it means to be transgender or gender diverse, and we will discuss some of the national statistics related to mental health vulnerabilities for this population. Lastly, we will discuss a practical and simple approach to use in order to facilitate working with individuals in this population in a respectful and affirming manner in your day-to-day line of duty. The speakers will discuss the above topics while sharing their journey in learning about this topic through having a child who identifies as transgender.
Kathryn Lowe MD FAAP is a pediatrician currently working for the WWAMI medical school here in Bozeman. She also participates in multiple local and national boards and working groups related to LGBTQ health.
Eric Lowe MD FACEP FAEMS is an emergency medicine physician in Bozeman and is the medical director for EMS services across Gallatin County.
**Open To All
- University Police