Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth [NOOK Book]

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Through personal narratives and case studies, Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth explores the Childhood and adolescent experiences of transgender and gender variant young people.

Addressing the specific challenges of transgender and gender variant youth from diverse races, cultures, social classes, and religious backgrounds, this compelling book offers practice guidance that will help social workers and the youths' families learn more about the ...

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Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth

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Overview

Through personal narratives and case studies, Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth explores the Childhood and adolescent experiences of transgender and gender variant young people.

Addressing the specific challenges of transgender and gender variant youth from diverse races, cultures, social classes, and religious backgrounds, this compelling book offers practice guidance that will help social workers and the youths' families learn more about the reality of transgender and gender variant youths' lives. Some of the areas discussed in this work include:

individual practice with transgender and gender variant children;

group work practice with transgender and gender variant adolescents;

family-centered practice with the families of transgender youth:

internal and external stress factors for the transgender youth.

This fully updated second edition also features a new discussion of the legal issues that transgender and gender variant youth face, and a concluding section focusing on recommendations for clinical treatment with trans and gender variant youth.

The book discredits negative stereotypes surrounding these youths and offers a positive and alternative insight into their experiences. Additionally, the chapters openly address questions that practitioners may have about gender identity as well as of offering concrete and practical recommendations about competent and positive trans-affirming practice with this population. Social Work Practice with Transgender and Gender Variant Youth will interest academics, advocates for youth, and social service practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135267063
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/7/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 299 KB

Meet the Author

Gerald P. Mallon is Professor and Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Family-centered Practice and Permanency Planning at the Hunter College School of Social Work in New York City, USA.

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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction to practice with transgender and gender variant youth Carrie Davis 1

Trans language 1

Definitions 2

Development of a trans identity for trans youth 6

Transgender space 9

Conclusions 17

1 Knowledge for practice with transgender and gender variant youth Gerald P. Mallon 22

Introduction 22

An Ecological approach 22

Sources of knowledge 23

Conclusions 33

2 Ethical issues in the mental health treatment of trans adolescents Stephanie K. Swann Sarah E. Herbert 38

Introduction 38

Ethical decisions and legal decisions involving minors 39

Ethical issues in treating trans adolescents 41

Theoretical approaches to the treatment of a transgender adolescent 41

Case examples 44

Conclusions 51

3 Internal and external stress factors associated with the identity development of transgender and gender variant youth W. Christian Burgess 53

Introduction 53

Review of the Literature 54

Physical and psychological changes 57

External pressures 58

Implications for practice 61

Areas for further study 62

Conclusions 62

4 Social work practice with transgender and gender variant children and youth Gerald P. Mallon Teresa Decrescenzo 65

Introduction 65

Gender identity development in children 67

Incidence of gender variant children and youth 68

Transgender development for youth 70

Is GID in childhood or adolescence really a disorder? 73

Implications for practice 79

Conclusions 82

5 Social work practice with female-to-male transgender and gender variant youth Sofia Pazos 87

Introduction 87

Gender history and theory 88

Trends experienced by FTMs during childhood 89

Adolescence 91

FTMsand high school 93

FTMs and the family 95

Current theories concerning treatment of transgender and gender variant youth 97

Toward a strengths-based treatment model 97

Hormone therapy 98

Implications for social work practice 98

Conclusions 100

6 "For colored girls only": reflections of an emerging male-to-female transgender and gender variant youth consciousness Wendell D. Glenn 104

Editor's prelude 104

Back story: the recognition of a sense of "difference" 105

Balancing internal and external factors 108

"For colored girls only..." 109

"Color me crazy" 111

"Keeping my craziness within" 112

Implications for practice with MTF transgender youth 113

7 Group-work practice with transgender and gender variant youth Gus Klein 115

Introduction 115

Group-Work practice 116

Assessing need 116

Establishing the purpose of the group 117

Strategies for effective intervention 118

Conclusions 120

8 Social work practice with transgender and gender variant youth and their families Ken Cooper 122

Introduction 122

Sex, gender, attributes, and roles 123

Intersexuality in infants 124

Gender variation in children 126

Transsexuality 128

New gender options 131

Family transitions 132

Forming families 133

Building community, building family 134

9 Legal advocacy on behalf of transgender and gender nonconforming youth Cole Thaler Flor Bermudez Susan Sommer 139

Introduction 139

Name changes and identity documents 140

Advocacy for transgender youth regarding employment, housing, and public benefits 144

Advocacy for transgender youth in schools 147

Advocacy for transgender youth in healthcare settings 150

Advocacy for transgender youth in foster care 152

Advocacy for transgender youth in juvenile justice settings 154

Advocacy for transgender youth in homeless shelters 157

Advocacy for immigrant transgender youth 158

10 A call for organizational trans-formation Gerald P. Mallon 163

Introduction 163

Creating a trans-affirming culture 165

Trans-forming the organization's culture 166

Concrete strategies 170

Conclusion 173

Summary of recommendations for the clinical treatment of transgender and gender variant youth Gerald P. Mallon 175

Index 183

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    Why no editorial reviews on such an expensive nook book?

    Why no reviews on any of the transgender books?

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