POSTER 54 - WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT PRE-PUBERTAL SOCIAL TRANSITION?
February 02, 20172:30 PM-February 02, 20173:30 PM
AronJanssen, MD ;
JeanMalpas, LMHC, LMFT ;
RandiKaufman, PsyD ;
Purpose: Gender affirmative mental health providers sometimes regard social transition as the "only" intervention for pre-pubertal children, but to date there has been no synthesis on what social transition is nor has there been a synthesis of the literature on social transition (Olson et al 2015; Sherer, 2015; Ehrensaft, 2014). This poster is part of a larger ongoing project to understand the facets of social transition and gain expert consensus on social transition for pre-pubertal children using the Delphi method and pilot a scale operationalizing social transition. Materials and Methods: This poster will explore a full literature review of what is known (and unknown) about social transition for pre-pubertal children including but not limited to: conceptualization and operationalization, best practices, clinical experiences, case reports, experiential data, and retrospective analysis. A search on relevant medical and social science databases will be undertaken to capture the current evidence base and definitions for social transition, and a review of these papers will be presented. Results: Literature review is ongoing. Conclusion: This poster seeks to consolidate the current literature on social transition in pre-pubertal children. Understanding of treatment options, including social transition, for pre-pubertal children requires further research. Category: Children and Adolescents: Mental Health