Pride Month – Parenting Panel: Gender-Expansive Parenting (Hybrid)

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Parent Panel: Gender-Expansive Parenting

Having a child or teen begin to question their gender, or experiment with items often associated with a gender other than that which they were assigned at birth, can be difficult and confusing for parents and caregivers.              

This panel discussion will offer parents and caregivers ways to support healthy gender exploration in their children while also looking to answer some of the important questions these adults may have. 

*Click on the links in the panelist information for additional information on, and resources from, the organizations that they represent*

You can attend in person in the Community Room or on Zoom.  Registration required.

To register to attend in person, please register after the information on the panelists.

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Christoper J. Famiglietti, LCSW


Clinical Social Worker/Therapist with primary focus on gender affirming care and supporting families. 

Chris works within the private practice setting, supporting clients ages 12 and up. His work focuses on creating an environment for folx to explore all aspects of their identity and learn how to invite others in.

Chris’ practice provides gender affirming care and ERP for OCD.

Dane Menkin, MSN, CRNP 


Director of LGBTQ services at Main Line Health.

Clinician who sees trans & nonbinary children through adults for gender affirming medical care

Main Line Health offers LGBTQ inclusive care, including a safe environment where LGBTQ patients, families and visitors can expect care from a welcoming health system at our locations throughout the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Diane Rugala 


Retired teacher and Outreach Chair/Board member PFLAG Collingswood

PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents, families, and allies. Their mission is to build on a foundation of loving families united with LGBTQ+ people and allies who support one another, and to educate themselves and their communities to speak up as advocates until all hearts and minds respect, value and affirm LGBTQ people.

Theodore Ward 


Panelist/educator for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia-Gender & Sexuality Clinic.            

Social Work major at Rutgers Camden

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Gender & Sexuality Development Program offers psychosocial and medical support for gender nonconforming, gender expansive and transgender children and youth up to age 21 and their families.

Rachel Simon, MSW, LCSW, MEd


Psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker specializing in gender and sexuality.

Author of the children’s sex education book The Every Body Book.

For use with children aged 8-12, The Every Body Book is a vibrant and beautifully illustrated book that provides children sex, gender and relationship education in a way that is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities.


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