The Transgender Child

Covering developmental, legal, medical, and school issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that thousands of families face raising children who step outside of the pink or blue ...

Author: Stephanie Brill

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 9781573443180

Category: Family & Relationships

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What do you do when your son insists on wearing a dress to school? Or when your toddler daughter's first sentence is that she's a boy? Offering an extensive understanding of gender-variant and transgender youth, The Transgender Child answers these questions and more. Covering developmental, legal, medical, and school issues, The Transgender Child is a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind guidebook for the unique challenges that thousands of families face raising children who step outside of the pink or blue box.
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Raising the Transgender Child

"Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children"--

Author: Michele Angello

Publisher: Seal Press

ISBN: 9781580056359

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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"Raising the Transgender Child is the complete guide for parents, teachers, practitioners, and caregivers of transgender children. Written by top experts in the field, this complete and compassionate guide includes first-hand stories from families, the most up-to-date science, and all the advice parents need to raise happy, confident, transgender children. Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and the mother of a transgender boy, Raising the Transgender Child is written specifically for parents, families, educators, and mentors who support transgender youth. Readers will discover a wealth of science-backed information, written in a warm, journalistic style, and a friendly and practical structure full of lists and tips that are sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender children that their children can lead normal, happy lives. Offering warm, specific, actionable advice, Raising the Transgender Child addresses all aspects of transgender childhood, including coming-out letters, identity challenges, school communications, and more. Readers will return to this book over and over again as their children grow into happy, well-adjusted, fulfilled adults"--
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I Promised Not to Tell

"A deeply personal memoir of one family's journey to discovering the son they never knew they had. Written from a mother's perspective, there is little she doesn't share with you." -- page 4 of cover.

Author: Cheryl B. Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 0995180717

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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"A deeply personal memoir of one family's journey to discovering the son they never knew they had. Written from a mother's perspective, there is little she doesn't share with you." -- page four of cover.
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About a Girl

In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. By the age of three, it was clear that Georgie was drawn to anything pretty and soon insisted that she was a girl.

Author: Rebekah Robertson

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ISBN: OCLC:1119380771

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In 2000, Rebekah Robertson gave birth to twin boys, George and Harry. By the age of three, it was clear that Georgie was drawn to anything pretty and soon insisted that she was a girl. Part memoir and part inspirational message of hope for those navigating a similar path, About a Girl is a thought-provoking and profoundly moving true story.
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Trans Affirmative Parenting

In Trans-Affirmative Parenting, Elizabeth Rahilly presents their fascinating stories, interviewing parents of children who identify across the gender spectrum, as well as the doctors, mental health practitioners, educators, and advocates ...

Author: Elizabeth Rahilly

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479812806

Category: Social Science

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First-hand accounts of how parents support their transgender children There is a new generation of parents and families who are identifying, supporting, and raising transgender children. In Trans-Affirmative Parenting, Elizabeth Rahilly presents their fascinating stories, interviewing parents of children who identify across the gender spectrum, as well as the doctors, mental health practitioners, educators, and advocates who support their journeys. Rahilly provides a window into parents' experiences, exploring how they come to terms with new ideas about gender, sexuality, identity, and the body, as well as examining their complex deliberations about nonbinary possibilities and medical interventions. Ultimately, Rahilly compassionately shows how parents can best advocate for transgender awareness and move beyond traditional gendered expectations. She also shows that child-centered, child-driven parenting is as central to this new trans-affirmative paradigm as growing LGBTQ awareness. In an era that is increasingly trans-aware, Trans-Affirmative Parenting offers provocative new insights into transgender children and the parents who raise them.
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Raising Ryland

The incredible story of one family’s unconditional love for their transgender son When Hillary and Jeff Whittington posted a YouTube video chronicling their five-year-old son Ryland’s transition from girl to boy, they didn’t expect it ...

Author: Hillary Whittington

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062388896

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

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This powerful, moving story—which has already touched more than seven million through a viral video created by the Whittington family—is a mother’s first-hand account of her emotional choice to embrace her transgender child. When Hillary and Jeff Whittington posted a YouTube video chronicling their five-year-old son Ryland’s transition from girl to boy, they didn’t expect it to be greeted with such fervor. Beautiful and moving, the video documenting Hillary’s and Jeff’s love for their child instantly went viral and has been seen by more than seven million viewers since its posting in May 2014. Now for the first time, they tell their story in full, offering an emotional and moving account of their journey alongside their exceptional child. After they discovered their daughter Ryland was deaf at age one and needed cochlear implants, the Whittingtons spent nearly four years successfully teaching Ryland to speak. But once Ryland gained the power of speech, it was time for them to listen as Ryland insisted, “I am a boy!” And listen they did. After learning that forty-one percent of people who identify as transgender attempt to take their own lives, Hillary and her husband Jeff made it their mission to support their child—no matter what. From the earliest stages of deciphering Ryland through clothing choices to examining the difficult conversations that have marked every stage of Ryland’s transition, Hillary Whittington shares her experiences as a mother through it all, demonstrating both the resistance and support that their family has encountered as they try to erase the stigma surrounding the word “transgender.” In telling her family’s story, she hopes she can assist the world in accepting that even children as young as five, can have profound and impactful things to say and share. What emerges is a powerful story of unconditional love, accepting others for who they are, and doing what’s right, regardless of whether those around you understand it.
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Is the Trans Child a Queer Child Constructing Normativity in Raising Ryland and I Am Jazz A Family in Transition

While the gay child remains culturally unrepresentable, the last decade has seen an increasing number of representations of transgender children.

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ISBN: OCLC:1052012534

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While the gay child remains culturally unrepresentable, the last decade has seen an increasing number of representations of transgender children. In contrast to the incompatibility of sexuality and childhood presented by the gay child, I argue that normative conceptualizations of childhood are the very means by which the transgender child becomes available as a cultural representation. Situated at the intersections of queer theory, transgender studies and childhood studies, this article examines recent media representations of transgender children in the short documentary films Raising Ryland (Feeley, 2015) and I Am Jazz: A Family in Transition (Stocks, 2011) to discover which gendered 'realities' are representable as 'real' within the norms of language and culture, revealing how the idea of childhood itself governs possibilities for gendered being and becoming.
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Social Services with Transgendered Youth

Brill and Pepper's (2008) wonderful text The Transgender Child: A Handbook for
Families and Professionals, is the only guide which is specifically written about
raising transgender children. This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook ...

Author: Gerald P. Mallon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135267070

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Through personal narratives and case studies, this fully updated second edition explores the childhood and adolescent experiences of transgendered persons. Addressing the differences between male-to-female (MTF) and female-to-male (FTM) individuals and identifying the specific challenges of transgender persons from diverse races, cultures, and religious backgrounds, this compelling book offers suggestions that will help social workers and the youths' families learn more about the reality of transgender persons' lives. Some of the areas discussed include: individual practice group work practice family-centered practice internal and external stress factors a new discussion of the legal issues that trans and gender variant youth face a new chapter on focusing on a recommendations for clinical treatment. Containing invaluable information on a topic that is not widely discussed or written about, the second edition of Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth discredits negative stereotypes surrounding these youths and offers you insight into their experiences. Additionally, the chapters openly address questions that practitioners may have about gender identity as well as offer concrete and practical recommendations about competent and positive practice with this population. It will interest academics and social service practitioners seeking to know more and work effectively with transgender and gender variant youth.
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My Parenting Journey with a Transgender Child

From the award-winning author of I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child comes a one-of-a-kind journal created for parents of a transgender child.

Author: Cheryl B Evans

Publisher:

ISBN: 1775352617

Category: Self-Help

Page: 158

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From the award-winning author of I Promised Not to Tell: Raising a transgender child comes a one-of-a-kind journal created for parents of a transgender child. Over 100 thought-provoking writing prompts, inspirational quotes & engaging activities help you discover, process, and explore what your personal parenting journey means to you.
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Treating Transgender Children and Adolescents

... starting with distress and anurge to normalize, inthesense of shapingthe child
into amore conventional gender role, ... and it probably is what is referred to
when parents talk about “becoming a better person” through the experience of
raising.

Author: Jack Drescher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980629

Category: Psychology

Page: 220

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Extremely gender variant children and adolescents (minors), increasingly referred to as 'trans' or 'transgender children,' are small in number. In recent years, their situation has become highly sensationalized, whilst the matter of how to best treat them remains an area of controversy. A growing body of research supports emerging treatment approaches, but more research is still needed to answer a host of questions: Do trans minors have a psychiatric disorder or a normal variation of gender presentation? Should treatment be aimed at helping them accept the bodies into which they were born or should parents, clinicians and schools accommodate their wishes of transition? At what age should transition begin? What are the implications – physical, psychological, social and ethical – of various treatment approaches? The first part of this volume explores different clinical approaches to transgender minors in the USA and abroad. The second part contains responses to these approaches by commentators from various fields including biology, child psychiatry, civil rights activism, ethics, law, gender studies, queer theory and psychoanalysis. The work will be an invaluable source for parents and families looking at how to proceed with a trans child, as well as clinicians seeking to make appropriate referrals. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality.
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What Does God Think

In this non-fiction book, Evans discusses these important social issues in a calm and nonthreatening way. Making this transgender affirming book an excellent resource for both Christians and non-Christians.

Author: Cheryl B. Evans

Publisher: Cheryl B. Evans

ISBN: 9780995180765

Category: Social Science

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A READERS' FAVORITE 2018 AWARD WINNING BOOK. The bestselling author of I PROMISED NOT TO TELL: Raising a transgender child invites you on a fascinating exploration to discover the truth in What Does God Think? Transgender People and The Bible. Presented with the idea that her transgender child was "not of God", Cheryl B. Evans set out to see what God really thinks about transgender people. What does the Bible say? Why is there such a big divide among Christians? Why do some Christians insist there is no such thing as a transgender person while other Christians accept and affirm transgender people? And most importantly, what does God think? This LGBT Christian book takes the reader on a journey that is educational and highly revealing. What Does God Think? is an invitation to examine the scriptures and give consideration to the social, cultural, and scientific facts that impact what we believe, and the way we internally feel about transgender people. Cheryl B. Evans handles this controversial topic with grace and compassion for people on both sides of this debate. If you have been struggling to understand how someone can be Christian and still accept and affirm transgender people then this book is for you. If you know someone who is struggling to accept a loved one who has come out as trans, this would be the perfect book to recommend. Are you ready to have this conversation? Opinions vary widely on the topic of gender, and gender identity, and when you mix religion into the conversation it gets even more interesting. In this non-fiction book, Evans discusses these important social issues in a calm and nonthreatening way. Making this transgender affirming book an excellent resource for both Christians and non-Christians. Grab your copy now and let's talk! Editorial Reviews: 'Evans presents an accessible introduction to issues surrounding trans identity and Christianity. After a brief explanation of the science of sexual diversity and the growing public awareness of trans people. Evans embarks on a fairly high-level exploration of the difficulty of relying on the Bible to address modern concerns. She builds a case that the Bible is less conservative than many traditionalists assert. Evans's clear, heartfelt writing is a compassionate starting point for discussion.' Publishers Weekly (BookLife) "Superb second book by Cheryl B. Evans. So much great reading in What Does God Think? and it is so well presented. "Hallalujah" Well done." Award Winning Author, Viga Boland (No Tears For My Father). "What Does God Think? does a great job of beginning a conversation. One that does not judge or condemn but offers valuable thought provoking insights. Ultimately, it delivers a message of truth about God's unconditional love and purposeful creation of each of us. As I have always believed, we are all part of the story which rises out of God's love and Jesus' teachings, transcending time. Love is like that. Good teaching is like that. They have iconoclastic power to draw humanity to the good however slow the process may be. This book has the power to bring comfort and spiritual healing to individuals seeking to understand how being transgender is not against God. It was a privilege to review What Does God Think? and in doing so I have expanded my knowledge about transgender people." The Reverend Dr. Janet Brigham Reader Review: "A must read for Christian Transgender issues I thought I was going to have to walk away from Christianity when my son came out as trans. There is hope that some people are open minded in the church." Edward. "This book perfectly sums up the seemingly inconsistent struggle between transgender people, the Christian Church, and God. Conflicting views abound and its easy to get confused especially when raising a transgender child yourself, having praised and loved God your whole life, only to be told by some that your child simply isn’t good enough or is actually possessed by demons. This book will dispel fears and gives a good wholesome perspective on the situation. Just breath, continue to love God, continue to love your child, and don’t let ‘other people’s opinions’ confuse you. Highly recommended." Catirona Borman
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How to Be a Girl

How to Be a Girl is a raw and unflinching memoir of a mother grappling with her child’s transition from male to female.

Author: Marlo Mack

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615197982

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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“Mama, something went wrong in your tummy. And it made me come out as a boy instead of a girl.” When Marlo Mack hears these words from her three-year-old, she’s not surprised—but she’s completely unprepared. Marlo’s “son” never seemed to behave like one, insisting on wearing only pink clothes at two years old. At three, her child begged for pretty dresses and long hair. She tried to brush these behaviors aside as a little kid’s playful experimentation with gender, but when her “boy” begs to be put back in her tummy to be reborn as a girl, Marlo knows she has to listen more closely. How to Be a Girl is a raw and unflinching memoir of a mother grappling with her child’s transition from male to female. Marlo wants to support and accept her kid, but she’s fearful of the unknown struggles that gender transition might bring. Lack of information on young transgender children and conflicting advice from specialists make the process even more difficult. At first, Marlo tries to hold on to the little “boy” she loves by broadening their ideas of gender—could her child continue to be a boy who wears skirts and loves fairies? But Marlo’s child doesn’t give up. She’s a girl! Mother and daughter’s journey into girlhood begins with switching to female pronouns and adopting a new name. Marlo supports her daughter through tricky situations like choosing an inclusive school and deciding whether or not to tell classmates about her transition, and experiences joyful moments as her child makes new friends and meets other transgender kids. As they learn, Marlo becomes part of the fight for trans rights, opposing discriminatory “bathroom bills” and attending conferences to hear stories from transgender adults and teens who model a possible future for her daughter—one full of hope. Alongside Marlo’s powerful love for her child, she never stops questioning and worrying. No matter how strongly Marlo and other parents advocate for their trans children, the world still doesn’t feel like a safe place for her daughter. And even as she’s learning more and more about gender and its varied expressions, Marlo is always wondering what being a girl—or a boy, or something else entirely—really means. What can she as a mother teach her newly minted daughter about how to be a girl?
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Transgender Teen

Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen?

Author: Stephanie A. Brill

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN: 1627781749

Category: Family & Relationships

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Is it just a phase, a fad, or a real issue with your teen? This comprehensive guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, gender-variant or gender-fluid. Covering extensive research and with many personal interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the author covers pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical options, and family communications. Learn how parents can advocate for their children, find acceptable colleges and career paths, and raise their gender variant or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
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The Health of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender People

Black and Latina women in samesex couple households were more than twice
as likely to be raising a child and black and Latino men in samesexcouple
households were four times more likely to be raising a child than their
nonHispanic ...

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309210652

Category: Medical

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At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
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He s Always Been My Son

Janna Barkin's family has come a long way since their child, Amaya, first told them he was a boy and not a girl and this captivating memoir charts the family's experiences of raising Amaya, from birth through to adulthood.

Author: Janna Barkin

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784505257

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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This inspiring and moving story, told from the heart of an extraordinary family, recounts the emotional and uplifting journey of raising a transgender son. Janna Barkin's family has come a long way since their child, Amaya, first told them he was a boy and not a girl and this captivating memoir charts the family's experiences of raising Amaya, from birth through to adulthood. With powerful chapters written by Amaya's family and friends, Janna shares personal stories of the support and discoveries her family has encountered and provides a 'care package' of advice for families facing similar issues, including a glossary of terms and a list of hand-picked support sources. Written with warmth and humor, He's Always Been My Son reminds us to accept others for who they are and will support, educate and inspire anyone who reads it.
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Girl Nutz

This book was originally written to share with other parents of transgender children our journey as a family while we experienced my child change from boy to girl at such a young age.

Author: Anne Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 1477228330

Category: Education

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This book was originally written to share with other parents of transgender children our journey as a family while we experienced my child change from boy to girl at such a young age. It ideally was written to let you know you are not alone in this experience and hopefully you will find some joy along the way as well. Many sections will carry you on the journey with us from the beginning through to the present day and everything in between. It shares stories, inner thoughts, struggles, triumphs, perspectives and family dynamics involving the transformation. A parent's perspective is far different from the transgender child or any other member of the family so I hope it helps you understand the inside of a family who has traveled down this path together and come out the other end smiling even bigger than before. Your heart will fill with the emotional aspect of a parent's love and support that is so clearly needed when raising a transgender child. I have laid out the details from the very beginnings of our journey and documented major milestones along the way to paint a clear picture of how we handled the transformation with our child from little boy to little girl. Events have all impacted our decisions for each and every detail we handle with regards to raising a transgender child, past, present, and future. Join us on this journey and enjoy the ride of this thing we call "life".
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LGBT Families

As minors, children have no legal standing to make an informed choice to refuse '
treatment' ” (p. ... Deborah H. Wald (2012a), “Parents have a constitutionally
protected fundamental right to the custody, care, and raising of their children” (p.
... Regarding transgender children, given parents' constitutional right to care for
their children without state intervention, if parents agree to hormoneblockers for
their ...

Author: Nancy J. Mezey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483321776

Category: Social Science

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Nancy J. Mezey’s LGBT Families presents a comprehensive yet accessible understanding of LGBT families today by drawing upon and making sense of the burgeoning scholarly literature about LGBT families from the late twentieth and early twenty first centuries. It pays particular attention to how structures of race, class, gender, sexuality, and age shape LGBT families, and how members of such families negotiate the social landscapes within which they exist. The book will help readers better understand the formation, experiences, challenges, and strengths of LGBT families, and addresses two main questions: Why are new family forms so threatening to certain groups of people in society? and How are new family forms beneficial to the society in which they exist?
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Substance Use Disorders in Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Clients

Raising children is important to many LGBT individuals, and their sexual
orientation is less of an issue for children than the ... The children of transgender
parents also develop normally; the majority do not suffer any mental health
problems or ...

Author: Sandra C. Anderson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231512695

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Internalized homophobia, alienation, poor support structures, and high levels of depression all contribute to substance abuse among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, with social activity at bars and clubs reinforcing addictive behavior. The threat of bias in treatment programs also prevents many from seeking help. An essential resource for human service professionals searching for the latest research on these unique issues, this volume features both state of the art practice methods for treating substance use disorders and up-to-date analyses of sexual orientation and gender identity issues, heterosexism, and the ethical challenges of working with the LGBT community. Sandra Anderson discusses practice with individuals, couples, families, and small groups, as well as practice at the program level. Drawing on case studies with her own clients and from social service agencies that treat LGBT clients, Anderson emphasizes evidence-based treatment models, including motivational enhancement therapy, contingency management, the matrix model, and community reinforcement. Packed with recommendations for effective practice, this singular volume confronts the obstacles faced not only by clients with addictions but also by the LGBT population as a whole.
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Lesbians and Gay Men as Foster Parents

fflW^ff&iimMr:^*ii^&{ ; Making Children ti National Pri&rtiy Position Statement on
Parenting of Children by Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adults ... (CWLA) affirms
that lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents are as well suited to raise children as their
heterosexual counterparts. ... bisexual, or transgender (GLBT), as well as those
individuals who may be questioning (Q) their sexual orientation or gender identity
.

Author: Wendell Ricketts

Publisher: Wendell Ricketts

ISBN: 9780939561094

Category: Social Science

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Particular Peyton Daring Damien

A parent and child journey of love and acceptance raising a transgender child. Both paths are explored as this single parent just followed her heart

Author: Candace Winters

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ISBN: 0999050508

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A parent and child journey of love and acceptance raising a transgender child. Both paths are explored as this single parent just followed her heart
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