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Trans-Parenting: Boldly Loving, Affirming and Protecting our Gender Diverse Kids

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Most of us were taught to identify and conform to a birth assigned gender.  In our day, gender binary norms were affirmed and enforced in homes, schools, communities and places of worship. 

How do we unlearn these gender rules and biases as we parent our transgender and gender diverse children?  How do we protect our children in a world filled with transphobia and violence against LGBTQ people?  How do we, together with our children, navigate the ongoing and treacherous process of coming out – in schools, neighborhoods, extended families and communities?  Where do we, as parents, find our own safe spaces to mourn the losses and share the fears and joys of raising our transgender children? 

With our collective experience and wisdom, we will address these questions and others which often remain unspoken and hidden in our hearts.  This workshop is for personal growth, is open to all, and does not earn professional CEUs.


Fee: $65, includes light refreshments.  A limited number of partial scholarships are available.

Questions: Contact [email protected] or 847-475-7003 x21

Facilitated by Beth Holzhauer, LCSW

Beth Holzhauer, MSW, LCSW, has companioned adults, adolescents and pre-teens through life’s ordinary and traumatic challenges for over 25 years.  She is especially privileged to work with individuals who identify within the LGBTQ spectrum.  Beth provides consultation for therapists, counselors and school social workers.  She is an adjunct faculty member for the Trauma Consultation Training Program.  Read more.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request a refund.  All refund requests must be made at least one week prior to the event and are subject to an administrative charge of $30.  Alternatively, you may transfer your full registration fee to a future workshop without penalty.  Cancellations must be provided in writing and can be emailed to [email protected].



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Tuesday, November 5, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Womencare Counseling & Training Center
1740 Ridge Avenue, Suite 201
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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847-475-7003 x21