Learning Resources — LGBTQIA+ Children and Youth

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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Neurodiversity & Gender-Diverse Youth: An Affirming Approach to Care 2020

This publication provides insight from qualitative research and clinical experience into the unique experience of gender-diverse, neurodiverse youth.

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Supportive Housing and Health Services for LGBTQIA+ Youth Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices

This publication addresses health disparities that LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness face and focuses on ways to increase engagement of LGBTQIA+ youth into health and housing programs. It highlights three notable programs in three U.S. cities that have developed culturally-tailored programs to engage and support LGBTQIA+ youth experiencing homelessness and includes promising practices based on common themes across the programs.

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Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBTQ Patients

This publication offers a brief summary of what is known about suicidal behavior and risk among LGBTQ people, followed by information and resources for health centers to help both young and old LGBTQ people get support and tap into internal and community resilience.

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Addressing Eating Disorders, Body Dissatisfaction, and Obesity Among Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Sexual and gender minority (SGM) people experience higher rates of eating disorders, body dissatisfaction, and obesity compared to the general population. In this clinical brief, primary care and behavioral health providers will discover how these issues manifest in different subgroups of SGM adolescents and young adults, and will learn ways to address these conditions using affirming and effective treatments.

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Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your provider about being LGBTQ

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual and gender minority identities. As a result, many LGBTQ youth are at higher risk for many health issues, and experience barriers to accessing health care. Do Ask, Do Tell: Talking to your health care provider about being LGBTQ was adapted for a youth audience in order to empower them to “come out” to their health care provider. Inside is information about health issues, as well as support and resources for LGBTQ youth. There is space on the brochure to add your organization’s logo. Thank you to Jeffrey Poirier, PhD for helping adapt the language for the youth update.

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