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Experiences of Transgender and Nonbinary Youth and Their Families: Selected Findings from the Trans Teen and Family Narratives Project


Presented by Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD

Associate Professor, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health; Co-Director of the Harvard SOGIE Health Equity Research Collaborative


Location: Virtually on Zoom

Transgender and nonbinary youth (TNY) are a higher risk than their cisgender peers for adverse mental health outcomes, but a positive family environment can help buffer this risk. This presentation will present selected findings from the Trans Teen and Family Narratives (TTFN) Project, a community-engaged longitudinal mixed methods study of families with TNY in the New England region of the United States. Findings from the TTFN Project indicate that positive family functioning is critical to the health and well-being of TNY. Clinical implications for mental health care of TNY and their families will be discussed.

Target Audience

Physicians (psychiatrists, pediatricians, child neurologists), psychologists, social workers, other mental health clinicians and researchers, and students and trainees.   

  1. Summarize the methodology of the Trans Teen and Family Narratives Project.
  2. Describe selected findings from the Trans Teen and Family Narratives Project.  
  3. Identify implications of findings for mental health clinical care of transgender and nonbinary youth and their families

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Information


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The institution designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


The Children's Hospital Boston Psychology Division is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This institution maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 


The National Association of Social Workers has approved this series for continuing education credits for social workers.