Help 4 Families Presents, “Hope Gathering 2010”
James “Jim” E. Phelan, Psy.D, LCSW, BCD, ICADC will present “Learn about gender confusion and how to respond to this issue.” We will look at the contributing factors of Gender Identity Disorder (GID), a problem detectable in early childhood. Children with GID who go without proper intervention can develop adult problems, notably sexual confusion. You will learn what can be done to prevent gender confusion, as well as how to help and support those dealing with gender confusion in a compassionate, Christian way. Learning Objectives: 1) Learn the particulars of gender confusion from a clinician’s standpoint, but in layman’s terms. 2) Learn about the various factors that can lead a child to gender confusion. 3) Learn strategies to prevent gender confusion. 4) Learn how to intervene with those dealing with gender confusion in a compassionate, Christian way. Jim is the author of two books.
Denise Shick - Founder of Help 4 Families and the author of “My Daddy’s Secret”. Denise Shick is an author, speaker, and the Director of Help 4 Families, a Christian Ministry that compassionately reaches out to family members and churches, bringing a broader understanding of the emotional pain and spiritual confusion that people face when a loved one has gender identity issues. Denise will speak and present a workshop.
Understanding The Impact of G.I.D. – Denise Shick will bring an understanding of the impact and involvement many families experience when a loved one identifies as being the wrong gender that God had created them. This workshop will take a look at the differences and similarities of homosexuality and transsexuality. This class will also bring an insightful understanding of the impact that gender confusion causes in a marriage and other family relationships. We will discuss the needs of the individual and families by addressing biblical tools that can be helpful when dealing with these issues.
Is It My Fault? – David Maynard will facilitate this workshop. Pop culture has pegged the cause of homosexuality on the genes, while others argue the cause is the family and environment. But what does science say? Participants will walk away from this workshop with a more comprehensive understanding of homosexuality.