There are growing numbers of youth who identify as transgender, and as a result, clinicians and counselors are in need of an informed resource that covers the basics of gender identity and expression. Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: The Essential Guide responds to that need by setting out clear advice and support on working with transgender and non-binary youth with regard to their identity, mental health, personal and family life and their medical and social transition as well as offering additional resources and reading lists.
Along with the basic information needed to understand transgender clients, Irwin Krieger applies this general knowledge to work with transgender teens at what can be the most critical and problematic stage in a trans person's life. Specifically, issues of gender identity awareness and expression for youth along with the mental and physical challenges that puberty presents are discussed. This guide will inform counselors and therapists to support transgender teens in their practice, while providing the necessary tools for opening up the conversation on transgender issues in families and schools.
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GROUPS FOR YOUTH AND PARENTS
Gendered Intelligence has support groups for youth in the U.K.: genderedintelligence.co.uk
Mermaids has support groups for parents in the U.K.: mermaidsuk.org.uk
PFLAG has meetings across the U.S. To find a chapter near you: pflag.org/find-a-chapter
PFLAG Canada has chapters throughout Canada: pflagcanada.ca/pflag-chapters
Transcend Support lists support groups throughout Australia: transcendsupport.com.au
TransFamily (U.S.) hosts an email group for parents: transfamily.org/discussion.html
TransParent USA has chapters in a number of U.S. locations: transparentusa.org
Trevor Space is a monitored peer networking site for LGBT youth ages 13-24: trevorspace.org
Asia-Pacific Transgender Network: http: weareaptn.org
Black Trans Advocacy (U.S.): blacktrans.org
CENESEX (Cuba): cenesex.org
FTM International: ftmi.org
Gender Centre, Inc. has a directory of resources in Australia: gendercentre.org.au
Gender Dynamix (South Africa): genderdynamix.org.za
Global Action for Trans* Equality: transactivists.org
Iranti-org (Africa): www.iranti-org.co.za
National Center for Transgender Equality (U.S.): transequality.org
OutRight Action International: outrightinternational.org
REDLACTRANS (Carribbean and Latin America): redlactrans.org.ar/site
Sahodari Foundation (India): sahodari.org
trans*formation (U.K): transformationuk.com
Transgender Equality Network Ireland: teni.ie
Transgender Europe: tgeu.org
Organization Intersex International: oiiinternational.com
FTM Information Resources: jotto.info/FTM/index.html
Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide: ftmguide.org
Laura’s Playground, with translation into many languages: lauras-playground.com
Transsexual & Transgender Road Map: tsroadmap.com
FAMILY AND SCHOOL ADVOCACY IN THE U.S.
Campus Pride: campuspride.org
Gender Spectrum: genderspectrum.org
GSA Network: gsanetwork.org
transACTION - A Transgender Curriculum For Churches and Religious Institutions: welcomingresources.org/transgender.xml
TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation: transkidspurplerainbow.org
Trans Youth Equality Foundation: transyouthequality.org
Trans Youth Family Allies: imatyfa.org
LEGAL ADVOCACY IN THE U.S.
National Center for Lesbian Rights: nclrights.org/our-work/transgender-law
Sylvia Rivera Law Project: srlp.org
Transgender Law and Policy Institute: transgenderlaw.org
Transgender Law Center: transgenderlawcenter.org
Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund: transgenderlegal.org
SUMMER CAMPS FOR TRANS YOUTH IN THE U.S.
Camp Aranu’tiq: Summer camp in New Hampshire and California: camparanutiq.org
Get Free: A Summer Program For Queer and Trans Youth of Color in Oakland: bgdblog.org
Trans Youth Equality Foundation: summer and fall retreats in Maine: transyouthequality.org
ORGANIZATIONS COMBATING BULLYING AND STIGMA IN THE U.S.
B Stigma Free: bstigmafree.org
Stop Bullying: https://www.stopbullying.gov
Tyler Clementi Foundation: tylerclementi.org
PHONE AND ONLINE CRISIS SUPPORT, LGBT YOUTH
GLBT National Help Center (U.S.) at glnh.org or 888-843-4564
Trans Lifeline. US: (877-565-8860) and Canada: (877-330-6366) and online: translifeline.org
Youthline (Canada): Open from 4:00-9:30 PM Sunday-Friday. (Toronto time zone) Call: 800-268-9688. Text: 647-694-4275. TTY: 416-962-0777. Email: email@example.com. To chat, click the Chat button at the top of this page: youthline.ca/
LOCATING EXPERIENCED THERAPISTS
Four useful resources for finding a therapist experienced in the treatment of transgender persons in your area:
1. The website of Dr. Becky Allison: www.drbecky.com/therapists.html.
2. Laura's Playground www.lauras-playground.com
3. The World Professional Association for Transgender Health
From the home page click on "find a provider", then enter your State (if you are in the U.S.)and click on "submit".
4. The Fenway Center provider list includes mental health and medical providers nationwide, but especially in the Northeast.
If possible, it is best to verify independently that the therapist you find is fully credentialed and licensed.
CONFERENCES, U.S. and INTERNATIONAL:
Publication date: 21 July 2017
Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
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