Understanding How A Teen's Conflict in Gender Identity Can Come Out Pretty Great
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Understanding How A Teen's Conflict in Gender Identity Can Come Out Pretty Great

In this segment of Up to Date with Steve Kraske, I’m joined by Peter, a twenty-four-year-old transman who recently underwent top surgery–the removal of breast tissue to to confirm gender. I’ve known Peter for many years and have watched him on his journey from insecure and dysphoric teen to confident and hopeful young adult. As…

Let's Leave the Politics Behind in Understanding the Seriousness of #MeToo
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Let's Leave the Politics Behind in Understanding the Seriousness of #MeToo

I don’t care who you believe in the whole Kavenaugh and Blasey Ford situation. You’re entitled to your interpretation of the facts and your opinion of the various parties and the motives, and I’m entitled to mine. I’ve done forensic psychology long enough to have seen every side of cases like this. In the vast…

Insta, Finsta, Snapchat, Nudes: Teens and Sexual Expression on Social Media
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Insta, Finsta, Snapchat, Nudes: Teens and Sexual Expression on Social Media

Nicole and I are just finishing our chapter on Sexting, Snapchat, and Finstagram for Consent-Based Sex Education, Book Two: Parenting Teens in an Internet Age. The book is going ¬†out to our focus groups, likely in October. Book One: Parenting Teens for Sexual Competence is finishing it’s focus group run and should be to reviewers…