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What Does it Mean to Affirm My Child’s Gender? And Why is That Important?

June 07, 2023 1:00 pm EDT/EST

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Whether your child identifies as LGBTQIA+ or you just want to help your kids be more aware and accepting of the range of identities around them, this session will help. You will gain more awareness about gender identity for yourself and learn action steps you can take to support your kids with regard to this issue as well. 

Peace At Home founder, Ruth E. Freeman, LCSW, PFLAG leader Lisa Day-Lewis, MEd and Peace At Home teacher, Hanna Brinkhaus, LCSW explores this complex and important issue related to children and adolescents’ development and mental health. Bring your questions for answers on the spot and share your perspectives with folks who really care.

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  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library, LGBTQ+ and Gender Essentials   Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, LGBTQ+ What Do All Those Letters Mean?

After this discussion, you will be able to:

  • Identify and apply ways to talk to your child about gender identity with compassion and acceptance 
  • Gain a deeper understanding of gender identity and gain answers to your questions on this topic 


Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Lisa Day-Lewis (she/her/hers)

LGBTQIA+, Teens,


Hanna Brinkhaus

Toddlers/Preschoolers, Infants, Mental Health,



  • communication
  • identity
  • LGBTQ+

Age Category

  • School Age
  • Teens & Young Adults
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