Resources for transgender children and their parents

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Resources for transgender children and their parents

Resources for children, the parents, and the family, has absolutely blossomed in the last five years. I can tell you about two that I am personally involved in. One is Gender Spectrum. Gender Spectrum is an education, advocacy and support program, for children and families that has a wonderful website, offers a yearly conference that people come to from all over the country. They go into schools to help with teachers, staff, parents, and children, and does education to other professionals. There is another organization that we have just started in the Bay area called, The Child and Adolescent Gender Center. We are a disciplinary group that offers medical, mental health, legal, educational, and advocacy support services, to any family who searching for help for themselves and their Gender Non-Conforming or the Transgender child. The first group also offers an online support group that any parent can join and get support, anywhere in the country. Those are just a few places that provide resources. If you go to the Gender Spectrum website, they have links to other websites that can really help you.

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Diane Ehrensaft, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD is a developmental and clinical psychologist in Oakland, California. She is a parenting expert and also specializes in gender studies and psychotherapy and consultation with gender nonconforming children and their families. She is the author of Gender Born, Gender Made:  Raising Healthy Gender-Nonconforming Children; Mommies Daddies, Donors, Surrogates, Building a Home Within (co-edited with Toni Heineman), Spoiling Childhood, and Parenting Together. Dr. Ehrensaft has made many media appearances, most recently the Anderson Cooper Day show, and has presented and published both nationally and internationally on the subjects of parenting, child development, assisted reproductive technology, and children’s gender development and gender nonconformity.

Dr. Ehrensaft is the Director of Mental Health of the Child and Adolescent Gender Center, a University of California San Francisco-community partnership offering interdisciplinary services to gender conforming children and youth and their families, as well as the psychologist at the UCSF Gender Clinic.

She serves on the faculty of The University of California and is a founding member of A Home Within, a national non-profit organization serving the mental health needs of children and youth in foster care.

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