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Interdisciplinary Practice in the LGBTQ+ World – Recognizing the Psychological Impact of the Court Process in Furthering the Best Interests of Transgender and Non-Binary Youth

March 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm EDT

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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Rebecca Stahl, LLM, former Executive Director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts at the University of Baltimore School of Law, for a discussion on Interdisciplinary practice in the LGBTQ+ world – recognizing the psychological impact of the court process in furthering the best interests of transgender and non-binary youth.

“In this complimentary webinar series, we will engage in multi-disciplinary discussions about supporting and affirming gender diverse youth. I am honored to be joined by educational and mental health experts each session to share information in a way that is accessible to anyone who wants to learn. I chose to host this program over the entire month of March culminating in time for International Day of Transgender Visibility (March 31st) in celebration of the transgender and non-binary community.” -Jodi Argentino


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jodi.argentino@offitkurman.com | 973.245.9929

Jodi Argentino  has over two decades of experience in NJ and NY Family Law, with specialty focus on LGBTQIA+ community, non-biological parents, special needs children and neurodiverse individuals. Jo also has her Masters in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology, which informs her work as a litigator, mediator, Guardian ad Litem, and Parent Coordinator.

Jo is an active and passionate volunteer within the legal and LGBTQ+ communities and has written extensively on the subject of Family Law and LGBTQ issues. She has been a speaker for organizations in NY and NJ, as well as for various national venues. Her latest publication, "Affirmation is Essential for LGBTQ+ Youth in Family Court" can be found here.


Rebecca Stahl

Rebecca M. Stahl, LLM (she/they)

Former Executive Director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families Children and the Courts at the University of Baltimore School of Law

Rebecca M. Stahl was previously the Executive Director of the Sayra and Neil Meyerhoff Center for Families, Children and the Courts at the University of Baltimore School of Law before starting as Interim Executive Director at SE International. Rebecca previously represented children in child welfare cases in Los Angeles, County California and in Tucson, Arizona. Rebecca was a Fulbright Scholar in New Zealand and earned a Master of Law degree from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand and studied the role of lawyers for children in family court cases. Rebecca has presented at a variety of international conferences focused on children’s rights and family law on topics ranging from the role of lawyers for children to trauma. Rebecca coauthored, Representing Children in Dependency and Family Law: Beyond the Law, a book focused on the psychological issues lawyers for children need to understand to represent their child clients and has published articles on the role of children’s representation, including a recent one on trauma, published in October 2020 in Family Court Review. Rebecca is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and came to Somatic Experiencing from a background in yoga and seeing trauma manifestations every day in court. Rebecca melds SE and law and teaches trainings around the world to help lawyers navigate trauma manifestations in themselves and in their clients. Rebecca is a non-cishet Jew who believes in the power of community as the focal point for growth and healing.


MARCH 21ST: Overview of School-Based Resources, Rights, and Concerns for Transgender and Non-Binary Youth

Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Shannon Cuttle, founder and director of Safe Schools Action Network, for an overview of school-based resources, rights, and concerns for transgender and non-binary youth.

Watch the recording here.

MARCH 14TH: Effects of Complex Trauma for Transgender and Non-Binary Youth and the Overwhelming Essentiality of Family Acceptance

Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Dr. Philippa Connolly (she/her), Clinical Psychologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, for a discussion on the effects of complex trauma for transgender and non-binary youth and the overwhelming essentiality of family acceptance.

Watch the recording here.

MARCH 7TH: Aspects of Affirmation: An Overview of the Experiences and Needs of Transgender and Non-binary Youth

Join Jodi Argentino and her guest, Celeste Fiore, Esq. (they/them), Founder of Trans Affirming Alliance, a New Jersey non-profit, as they as they provide an overview of the experiences and needs of transgender and non-binary youth across the United States.

Watch the recording here.


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March 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
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