2019 E-Summit from LGBT HealthLinkEarly Registration is here!

2019 E-Summit

2019 E-Summit: October 1-31, 2019 

 

Our E-Summit is an online conference held as a series of webinars during the month of October. This annual project began in 2015 as an LGBT health initiative by LGBT HealthLink, a program of CenterLink.  This year our LGBTQ+ health sessions are even more robust and inclusive. We have invited presenters who will successfully represent the diversity of our membership and partners to share successes and challenges, and lessons learned. Read below for our schedule of webinars and register NOW for each and every workshop that supports you and the work you do.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 2pm ET

Considerations for Transgender Healthcare: Community and Provider Perspectives

 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5320913200892855052

 

Friday, October 4, 2019, 4pm ET

Health Consequences of Weight-Based Victimization among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4088072591788902659

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 12pm ET

Building Capacity to be More Client-Centered and Trauma-Informed

  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8612379323965917196

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 2pm ET

Why Do E-cigs Matter in LGBTQ+ Communities?

           https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8505404539164874764

 

If you have any questions or need any further information contact: healthlink@lgbtcenters.org

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Cheryl Miranda posted:
Laura Haynes Collector posted:

One thing you almost never hear about Trans people is that they have an exceedingly high incidence of childhood trauma.  This is usually conflated with the trauma of *being* trans-- but that is a mistake.  These traumas generally predate the identification as trans.

I believe the recent spike in the numbers of trans-presenting youth has origins in rising trauma experiences among all youth.

In the foster population there is a MUCH higher % of trans-presenting youth than in the population at large.  Obviously this is the most traumatized population we have.

The needs to be more widely understood because some kids with dissociation, identity issues, self hatred, etc FROM TRAUMA may "diagnose" themselves as trans (dysphoria, self hate, discomfort in the self)....  I worry that hormones and surgeries can be passed out to kids who are not actually transgender and this can cause further trauma. 

Yeah,  this pushing of the trans agenda makes me uneasy. Particularly, when we encourage young kids to transition instead of helping them work through their confusion.  Here is an article that supports your assertions that trauma generally predates the identification as trans.

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/i-was-americas-first-nonbinary-person-it-was-all-sham

I just read this article. 

It really suggests that patients shouldn’t trust their doctors anymore because their doctors cannot be patient advocates because they are being coerced. Is this true?  

Laura Haynes Collector posted:

One thing you almost never hear about Trans people is that they have an exceedingly high incidence of childhood trauma.  This is usually conflated with the trauma of *being* trans-- but that is a mistake.  These traumas generally predate the identification as trans.

I believe the recent spike in the numbers of trans-presenting youth has origins in rising trauma experiences among all youth.

In the foster population there is a MUCH higher % of trans-presenting youth than in the population at large.  Obviously this is the most traumatized population we have.

The needs to be more widely understood because some kids with dissociation, identity issues, self hatred, etc FROM TRAUMA may "diagnose" themselves as trans (dysphoria, self hate, discomfort in the self)....  I worry that hormones and surgeries can be passed out to kids who are not actually transgender and this can cause further trauma. 

My husband and my brother as examples. Yes it’s just anecdotal but still, serious, serious multigenerational trauma, ACEs in the 7-10 range and disorganized attachment for generations. 

And my own experience.  I don’t want to upset anyone but there must be others out there of the 30 plus thousand ACEsConnection members with a similar lived experience.... (that I do not want to tell anyone about, but not to speak up could be devastating for a young person).  I, like many, had a very sick father who would every Saturday morning call for me or my brother to come to his bed.  My brother and I would wake up before he did and meditate for hours, “I hope it’s not me,” knowing full well it would mean he chose the other.    

When I entered puberty at 11-12, I was mortified.  I didn’t know what this sick man would do to me and to my changing body. I was already terrified of him.  I prayed and meditated and begged and begged and begged God not to allow my body to change into a “woman.”  I could have been caught up in transitioning myself if I were an adolescent now because that’s how badly I did not want to be a “woman.”  

If there is just a handful of girls who could be in this situation, I shudder to think what will happen in 10-15 years when that child wonders what happened, why no one protected her and god forbid, if she wonders why she was ever allowed to have a double mastectomy and wants to take it all back? 

Where are the physicians on all this and where is the hard science and the hard data because this really worries me too? 

Laura Haynes Collector posted:

One thing you almost never hear about Trans people is that they have an exceedingly high incidence of childhood trauma.  This is usually conflated with the trauma of *being* trans-- but that is a mistake.  These traumas generally predate the identification as trans.

I believe the recent spike in the numbers of trans-presenting youth has origins in rising trauma experiences among all youth.

In the foster population there is a MUCH higher % of trans-presenting youth than in the population at large.  Obviously this is the most traumatized population we have.

The needs to be more widely understood because some kids with dissociation, identity issues, self hatred, etc FROM TRAUMA may "diagnose" themselves as trans (dysphoria, self hate, discomfort in the self)....  I worry that hormones and surgeries can be passed out to kids who are not actually transgender and this can cause further trauma. 

Yeah,  this pushing of the trans agenda makes me uneasy. Particularly, when we encourage young kids to transition instead of helping them work through their confusion.  Here is an article that supports your assertions that trauma generally predates the identification as trans.

https://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/i-was-americas-first-nonbinary-person-it-was-all-sham

One thing you almost never hear about Trans people is that they have an exceedingly high incidence of childhood trauma.  This is usually conflated with the trauma of *being* trans-- but that is a mistake.  These traumas generally predate the identification as trans.

I believe the recent spike in the numbers of trans-presenting youth has origins in rising trauma experiences among all youth.

In the foster population there is a MUCH higher % of trans-presenting youth than in the population at large.  Obviously this is the most traumatized population we have.

The needs to be more widely understood because some kids with dissociation, identity issues, self hatred, etc FROM TRAUMA may "diagnose" themselves as trans (dysphoria, self hate, discomfort in the self)....  I worry that hormones and surgeries can be passed out to kids who are not actually transgender and this can cause further trauma. 

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