Arkansas Children's provides services to youth with gender dysphoria using individualized treatment plans developed for each patient. The interdisciplinary team collaborates with patients, parents and guardians, mental health providers and schools to ensure the best possible health outcomes. The program recognizes the unique issues facing youth experiencing gender dysphoria and ensures that patients and families feel valued and respected while in our care. We provide high-quality, evidence-based care in a comfortable and safe environment that is consistent with Arkansas law.

Offered on the campuses of Arkansas Children’s Hospital (Little Rock) and Arkansas Children’s Northwest (Springdale), care is provided through a multidisciplinary approach that addresses the patient’s social-emotional needs.

Services include

  • Counseling, support, referrals and resources for families navigating issues related to the patient’s social and physical environment;
  • Comprehensive psychosocial evaluations for patients; identifies and evaluates the presence of gender dysphoria and co-morbid conditions.
  • The multidisciplinary approach includes a licensed psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselors, pastoral care, and pediatric specialists.

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