It is estimated 1.2 per cent of children identify as transgender.
Figuring out who you are is a major part of growing up. Gender identity is central to the way we see ourselves and engage in the world around us. Transgender and gender-expansive children and teens struggle more so with this and for them family support is essential. So, how can we support young people navigating the typical hurdles of adolescence: peers, dating, body changes and mental health while transitioning?
The Helping Transgender Teens Pack includes:
Art Therapy with Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Teenagers - The first guide to provide effective art therapy interventions for use with transgender and gender-expansive children and teenagers. It provides a base for family therapy, and helps young people express emotions surrounding gender identity and develop self-care. Includes cutting-edge art therapy interventions and case studies.
Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents 2ed - Going through puberty and adolescence presents unwelcome changes for transgender youth, and this book provides advice to parents of transgender teens to help them understand what their child is experiencing and feeling during this challenging time. Addressing common fears and concerns that parents of transgender teens share, the book guides them through steps they can take with their child, including advice on hormones and surgery and how to transition socially. It addresses the recent increase in teens presenting with non-binary identities, and reflects major legal, social and medical developments regarding transgender issues. The author's insights are gained from his 30 years' experience providing psychotherapy regarding gender identity. He provides resources and further reading to help parents expand their knowledge. Although aimed predominantly at parents, this book is useful for anyone working with teenagers and young adults as it provides many answers to common questions about adolescent gender identity.
Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender and Non-Binary Voices - A ground-breaking anthology of writing on the topic of love, written by trans and nonbinary people who share their thoughts, feelings and experiences of love in all its guises. The collection spans familial, romantic, spiritual and self-love as well as friendships and ally love, to provide a broad and honest understanding of how trans people navigate love and relationships, and what love means to them. Reclaiming what love means to trans people, this book provokes conversations that are not reflected in what is presently written, moving the narrative around trans identities away from sensationalism. At once intimate and radical, and both humorous and poignant, this book is for anyone who has loved, who is in love, and who is looking for love.
Trans Power: Own Your Gender - 'All those layers of expectation that are thrust upon us; boy, masculine, femme, transgender, sexual, woman, real, are such a weight to carry round. I feel transgressive. I feel hybrid. I feel trans.' In this radical and emotionally raw book, Juno Roche pushes the boundaries of trans representation by redefining 'trans' as an identity with its own power and strength, that goes beyond the gender binary. Through intimate conversations with leading and influential figures in the trans community, such as Kate Bornstein, Travis Alabanza, Josephine Jones, Glamrou and E-J Scott, this book highlights the diversity of trans identities and experiences with regard to love, bodies, sex, race and class, and urges trans people - and the world at large - to embrace a 'trans' identity as something that offers empowerment and autonomy. Powerfully written, and with humour and advice throughout, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of gender and how we identify ourselves.
FREE Between Sessions Worksheet PDF - Supporting Your Transgender or Nonbinary Teen
Watch Insight: Season 2019 Episode 15 Transgender Teens