Social Service Resources

Other Resources

General resources

Early Childhood Development – Your Options –How Do I Know If My Child Is Transgender?, National Association of Social Workers.

A Guide for Understanding, Supporting, and Affirming LGBTQI2-S Children, Youth, and Families, American Institutes for Research (2014).

Moving the Margins:
Training Curriculum for Child Welfare Services, Lambda Legal (presentation slides)

A Home Within, a national nonprofit dedicated to meeting the emotional needs of foster youth.

Working with Homeless LGBTQ Youth, Lambda Legal.

FAQs for transgender youth, from Lambda Legal.

The Family Acceptance Project, a nonprofit dedicated to research, intervention, education and policy initiative s to help diverse families to support their LGBTQ children.

Health Risks

Transgender Youth and Life Threatening Behaviors, American Association of Suicidology (2007)

Development, Risk, and Resilience of Transgender Youth, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2009)

Youth in Care

A Place of Respect: A Guide for Group Care Facilities Serving Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth, National Center for Lesbian Rights and the The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (2011)

Opening Doors for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care: A Guide for Lawyers and Judges, American Bar Association (2008)

Getting Down to Basics: Tools to Support LGBTQ Youth in Care, Lambda Legal (2012)

Out of the Margins: A Report on Regional Listening Forums Highlighting the Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Youth in Care, Lambda Legal (2014)

Model Policy: Transgender, Gender Nonconforming and Intersex Youth in Confinement Facilities, National Center for Lesbian Rights and Center for Children’s Law and Policy (2019).

Best Practice Guidelines: Serving LGBT Youth in Out-of-Home Care, Child Welfare League of America (2006)

Also see our Legal Resources for more links on youth and the justice system.

Legal Resources