What is the assessment process?

A direct phone call from a GDAAY team member to get some information about the youth and their gender dysphoria.

Questionnaires are mailed to the home to help the GDAAY team prepare to see the youth.

Visit(s) with a Child Psychiatrist and/or Clinical Psychologist with the youth and their family for in person assessment and/or therapy.

Visit(s) with a Pediatric Endocrinologist and Nurse Clinician for assessment of pubertal status, discussion of hormone blockers and potential for future hormone replacement.

How is a diagnosis of gender dysphoria made?

The diagnosis is made by a trained Psychiatrist and/or Psychologist through evaluations with the youth and their family. History and development of gender identity and dysphoria, current cross-gender feelings and behavior, availability of support, school functioning, peer relationships, family functioning and sexuality are assessed.