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Digital Mental Health and Identity Affirmation Tool for LGBTQ+ Youth [website]

LGBTQ+ youth are facing a growing mental health crisis. To help LGBTQ+ youth counteract the negative influence of discrimination and oppression, Hopelab, in collaboration with CenterLink, and It Gets Better Project, created imi, a free, digital, research-backed, mental health and identity affirmation tool. Read more »

Nuestro Bienestar/Our Well-being [video] [presentation]

Cynthia Martinez, M.A., terapeuta de salud mental bilingue para CHC, apoyo a niños, adolescentes y familias para normalizar las necesidades de salud mental y apoyo en el proceso de pérdida, trauma, depresión y ansiedad. En esta presentación, ella discute el bienestar mental en la comunidad hispana y las formas en que podemos apoyar a nuestra juventud. Read more »

Gender Diversity

In this Voices of Compassion episode, you’ll learn about gender diversity terms and when to use them, how to support your child’s natural gender exploration, and resources to support their journey. As a result, you’ll see the joy of your child becoming comfortable expressing their true and authentic selves. Read more »

How to Help Your Child Learn Healthy Ways to Tolerate Frustration

As a parent, it’s crucial for you to have age-appropriate expectations for tolerating frustration. Children’s abilities develop over time, and younger children are likely to struggle more with frustration than older children. Read more »

Trans Youth Equality Foundation [web resource]

The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender, nonbinary and gender non-conforming children and youth and their families. Read more »

Gender-Diverse & Transgender Children

Some children have a gender identity that is different from their gender assigned at birth, and many have interests and hobbies that may align with the other gender. Research suggests that gender is something we are born with; it can’t be changed by any interventions. It is critically important that children feel loved and accepted for who they are. Read more »

Children and Gender Identity: Supporting Your Child

If your child has questions about gender identity or gender expression, you probably have questions too. Find out what you can do to help and support your child. Read more »

Book: The Gender Creative Child: Pathways for Nurturing and Supporting Children Who Live Outside Gender Boxes

Diane Ehrensaft, PhD, is a developmental and clinical psychologist who coined the term gender creative to describe children whose unique gender expression or sense of identity is not defined by a checkbox on their birth certificate. In her second book, The Gender Creative Child, Ehrensaft guides parents and professionals through the rapidly changing cultural, medical, and legal landscape of gender and identity. Read more »

Why Is School So Challenging for Autistic Children?

Autistic kids spend a lot of time in school learning how to cope with an environment that is often out of sync with their abilities and challenges.
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The Q Corner: Supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community [web resource]

The Q Corner is a peer-driven, Behavioral Health Services Department dedicated to supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) community and their friends, families, and allies in Santa Clara County. Read more »

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