Dr. Diane Ehrensaft, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California-San Francisco, and Dr. Christia Spears Brown, professor of psychology at the University of Kentucky, will present “Raising Gender-Nonconforming Children in a Gender Stereotyped World: Science and Parenting,” Friday, March 31, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in AMU 227.
These two nationally recognized experts will discuss raising children free of gender stereotypes as part of the new annual Dr. Mary Anne Siderits Speaker Series sponsored by Marquette’s Department of Psychology.
Together they will address how children navigate the gender continuum in a culture where many people see gender as a category, and how parents and practitioners can help gender nonconforming children develop in authentic and healthy ways.
Brown is the author of Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes. Her research examines how children’s and adolescents’ academic, psychological and social lives are shaped by the social groups they belong to. Ehrensaft, a developmental and clinical psychologist, is the director of mental health and founding member of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, a partnership between UC-San Francisco and community agencies that provides services and advocacy to gender nonconforming/transgender children and youth and their families.
For more information or to register contact Patricia Johnson, administrative assistant for the Department of Psychology, at (414) 288-1600.