Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition

Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition

by Elijah C. Nealy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393711394
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 636,836
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Elijah C. Nealy, PhD, MDiv,
LCSW, is assistant professor in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. As an out transgender man, he has spent the past twenty- five years working extensively within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.
He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

Part 1 Foundations for Understanding Transgender Youth 1

1 Talking Trans: Basic Terms and Vocabulary 3

2 Gender Diversity and Gender Dysphoria 15

3 Trans Kids in Therapy 32

4 When a Young Person Comes Out: Disclosure and Social Transition 56

5 Medical Transition 84

6 Transgender Adolescents 116

Part 2 Trans Youth and the World Around Them 137

7 Helping Families 139

8 Beyond Help to a Deeper Understanding 165

9 All About School 201

10 Beyond Coming Out: Living a Life 235

11 Preparing for College and Work 269

Part 3 Supporting Trans Youth 287

12 The Mental Health Professional 289

13 Top 10 Life-Affirming Practices for Adults in the Lives of Trans Kids 319

Appendix A Legal Issues 327

Appendix B Resources 343

Appendix C Sample Mental Health Letters 367

References 381

Index 397

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