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How Lawyers Can Support Trans Youth in the Child Welfare System

GLAD’s recorded webinar series provides information and resources for Massachusetts attorneys and advocates to help transgender youth in the child welfare system seek gender-affirming care.

How Lawyers Can Support Trans Youth in the Child Welfare System

The first virtual conversation on November 15, 2021, detailed the essentials of gender-affirming care and how to support system-involved transgender young people.

Watch a highlight featuring Dr. Mandy Coles, MD, MPH, Child and Adolescent Transgender Center for Health at Boston Medical Center.

Resources and related links:

Representing System-involved Transgender Youth

Our second and final webinar on January 19, 2022, covered gender-affirming care, name and gender marker changes, and tips for supportive representation.


  • Catherine Cappelli, Principal and founder of Cappelli Law LLC
  • Connor M. Barusch, Criminal Defense Training Attorney/Trial Attorney, Committee for Public Counsel Services
  • Patience Crozier, Senior Staff Attorney, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders

Educational Resources


Affirming Healthcare Providers