This is a collection of resources that clients and client families have found to be helpful on their journey to understanding gender diversity. Nothing compares to finding a community of support.
Contact Dr. Stephany for additional local and online communities for gender minorities and their loved ones.
GenderSpectrum.org‘s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us.
Family Acceptance Project publishes key information on how families can help support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children. These family education booklets have been designated as “Best Practice” resources for suicide prevention for LGBT people by the national Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.
The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens (2016) explores the unique challenges that families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive. Learn how parents can more deeply understand their children, and raise their non-binary or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a Transgender Child (2016) follows the author’s transgender child, Jordan, from birth through age eighteen. It is a deeply personal account of the steps this family took to keep their family together, to push forward and help Jordan become the healthy and happy young man he is today.
Are you wrestling with questions surrounding your gender that just don’t seem to go away? Do you want answers to questions about your gender identity, but aren’t sure how to get started? You and Your Gender Identity (2016) helps you navigate your journey of self-discovery in three approachable stages: preparation, reflection, and exploration.
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community (2014) is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts.
How can you build unshakable confidence and resilience in a world still filled with ignorance, inequality, and discrimination? The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook (2018) will teach you how to challenge internalized negative messages, handle stress, build a community of support, and embrace your true self. Resilience is a key ingredient for psychological health and wellness. It’s what gives people the psychological strength to cope with everyday stress, as well as major setbacks.
The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity (2015) is an introductory workbook to help navigate gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers. Transgender and gender non-conforming (TGNC) teens may experience unique challenges with identity and interpersonal relationships, in addition to experiencing common teen challenges.
The Gender Identity Workbook for Kids (2018) offers fun, age-appropriate activities to help your child explore their identity and discover unique ways to navigate gender expression at home, in school, and with friends. Transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) children need validation and support on their journey toward self-discovery. There are steps you can take to empower your child as they explore, understand, and affirm their gender identity.
Through first-hand accounts and vignettes of successful partnerships, The Trans Partner Handbook (2017) presents detailed descriptions of everything involved in the transition process, with specific guidance for those supporting a partner in transition.
Love, Always (2015) is the first collection of writings by partners of trans people exploring the impact of gender transitioning on their relationships and families.
In moving testimonies, partners voice their feelings about their partner’s gender transition. These personal testimonies of resilient love and commitment are a refreshing alternative to the narratives of trans people in the media.
Tools and Organizations
While this is primarily a document for health professionals, the Standards of Care may also be used by individuals, their families, and social institutions to understand how they can assist with promoting optimal health for members of this diverse population.
WPATH Providers may also be searched via WPATH.org
a joint collaboration between Southern Legal Counsel
& Florida Justice Technology Center
This website is a free service to help residents of Florida update their legal name and gender marker on official government identification, including social security, driver license, passport, and birth certificate.
Transgender Rights Toolkit: A Legal Guide for Trans People and Their Advocates by Lambda Legal
Within this Transgender Rights Toolkit, readers will find answers to many questions that transgender people and their advocates may ask as they navigate through life. This toolkit is meant to be a resource and advocacy tool designed to educate and empower a community often left outside the walls of power.
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