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Best Practices for Gender-Affirming Care

June 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

download 1This training will incorporate more advanced topics around gender-affirming care. We will review the complexities of gender dysphoria. We will also review best practices for gender-affirming care, including gender-affirming surgeries and procedures, with a focus on the specific needs of older adults and adults living with disabilities—-including those with dementia/cognitive impairment. By the end of this training, participants will have a more comprehensive understanding of the specific experiences and needs of transgender and non-binary adults, older adults, and adults with disabilities, as well as how to provide the most appropriate and gender-affirming care possible. 


  • Describe at least three diverse experiences and presentations of gender dysphoria.
  • Summarize the basics of gender-affirming surgeries and procedures.
  • Relate at least three unique experiences and needs of transgender and non-binary older adults and adults living with disabilities.

Instructor: Lotus ?? (he/him/his), LCSW, is of Vietnamese descent and transgender-lived experience. During his time with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Lotus spearheaded the development of intensive case management services for adults and older adults with complex psychiatric and medical needs seeking gender-affirming surgeries. Lotus also collaborated with local Managed Medi-Cal, clinics, shelters, and surgeons to develop best practices for accessing gender-affirming surgeries. Lotus is now located in San Diego and joining local efforts in building a Center for Gender-Affirming Care with Rady’s Children’s Hospital. Find out much more about Lotus on his website at: https://www.lotuslcsw.com/about


June 24, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am


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