by Johanna Olson, MD. Johanna is a pediatrician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Medical Director of the hospital’s Center for Transyouth Health and Development. This website contains many interesting and useful videos, articles and links regarding gender non-conforming children.
Supporting and Caring for Our Gender Expansive YouthHRC’s report, Growing Up LGBT in America, is a groundbreaking survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17. It provides a stark picture of the difficulties they face — the impact on their well-being is profound, however these youth are quite resilient.
The Recovery Village® is a network of rehabilitation facilities operated by Advanced Recovery Systems offering comprehensive treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions.
This guide, created by Lambda Legal and the Child Welfare League of America, provides child welfare professionals who work with transgender young people with education about transgender issues and tools to help prepare them to work sensitively with these clients.
Transgender individuals have special health care needs, and medical institutions have the responsibility of providing diagnoses and treatments for a variety of physical and mental health conditions that are unique to transgender individuals.