Learning Resources — LGBTQIA+ Children and Youth

Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children | 2021

This publication engages pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in learning how to actively engage families
in the support of their transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) children, with the aim of improving the health outcomes for TGD youth. Providers will learn best practices for serving the families of TGD youth, and strategies for successfully providing resources and referrals in response to a variety of family and patient needs and priorities.

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LGBTQIA+ Youth and Experiences of Human Trafficking: A Healing-Centered Approach

This publication provides a framework for understanding the forces that drive human trafficking among LGBTQIA+ youth, and offers recommendations for providing meaningful, affirming, and non-judgmental care through the application of a healing-centered approach.

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Healthcare for LGBTQIA+ Youth

This module discusses the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQIA+ youth and describes ways to address these issues in clinical settings.

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Engaging Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth

In this webinar, participants will learn strategies for engaging families and caregivers in supporting transgender and gender diverse (TGD) children and youth. Webinar attendees will explore best and promising practices for implementing interventions in order to decrease family rejection, improve physical and mental health outcomes, and ensure safe and stable housing for TGD youth.

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Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth Who Have Experienced Trafficking

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In partnership with Futures without Violence, this webinar provides strategies for the identification of LGBTQIA+ youth at risk for trafficking. Participants will learn about the health impacts of this experience for LGBTQIA+ youth, and explore research-informed and promising practices for the implementation of trauma-sensitive policies and practices.

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Puberty Blockers and Hormone Therapy for Gender Diverse Youth and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Carswell discusses puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Healthcare Experiences of Transgender and Gender-diverse Youth Community Panel

In this panel from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, transgender and gender-diverse youth panelists share both negative and positive experiences in accessing health care.

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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Care for Gender Diverse Children and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Henin covers behavioral health care approaches for transgender and gender-diverse youth and adolescents.

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Developmental Approaches to Care for Transgender and Gender-diverse Youth and Adolescents

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Forcier covers pediatric and adolescent gender development and walks through some patient narratives. The cases review emerging topics and recent papers to increase ability to serve youth in an evidenced based trans-affirmative model.

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Family Systems of Transgender Youth

In this talk from the 2020 Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health conference, Dr. Katz-Wise demonstrates the relevance of using a family systems approach in clinical work with transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) youth and families, by identifying how family functioning is associated with mental health of TGD youth, and considering relationships among TGD youth and their caregivers.

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