When Do Kids Know They’re Transgender? Younger Than You’d Think

From kuow.org: When Do Kids Know They’re Transgender? Younger Than You’d Think When Kristina Olson, a psychology professor at the University of Washington, started looking into research on transgender children, she was surprised. It was thin at best. Data from decades ago said that 80 percent of transgender kids revert…

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NY’s trans-inclusive foster child care guidelines draws federal praise, conservative attention

Safe & Respected: Policy, Best Practices, and Guidance for Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth Involved in the Child Welfare, Detention, and Juvenile Justice Systems

In the summer of 2014, New York City’s Administration for Children’s Services adopted a trans-inclusive standard of care for youth in its foster care and criminal justice systems: Safe & Respected: Children’s Services Releases New Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Best Practices Guide. The guide features an overview of the…

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News: Allowing Transgender Youth To Transition Improves Their Mental Health, Study Finds

Via Think Progress: Allowing Transgender Youth To Transition Improves Their Mental Health, Study Finds A new study has found that when transgender young people are allowed to fully identify with their gender and take steps toward transition, it significantly improves their depression and anxiety. Forty-two patients participated in the study…

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