Resources Tagged With: LGBTQQ+

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 ›

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 ›

Defining LGBTQ Terms and Concepts

This guide produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation defines some com­mon terms — and pro­motes the use of accu­rate, authen­tic and inclu­sive lan­guage — to bet­ter equip adults to sup­port LGBTQ youth, serve as their advo­cates and help them thrive. Read more ›

5 Books for Kids and Teens That Positively Portray Trans and Gender-Diverse Lives

Books that positively represent trans and gender-diverse experiences, themes and issues can expand young people’s awareness, understanding and acceptance of gender differences from an early age. They also validate the lived experience of trans and gender-diverse youth. Read more ›

Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Young People [downloadable]

This introductory educational resource from The Trevor Project covers topics and best practices on how to support transgender and nonbinary young people. Read more ›

Family Acceptance Project: LGBTQ Youth and Family Resources [web resource]

Research from the Family Acceptance Project® shows that families play a critical role in contributing to serious health risks & promoting well-being for LGBTQ young people.

Learn about how family behaviors affect your LGBTQ child’s health risks and ways to reduce risk and increase support. Read more ›

A New Puberty Guide for Kids Aims to Replace Anxiety With Self-Confidence

The authors of a new book on puberty had trouble coming up with a name. The guide to growing up, for pre-teens 9 to 13, is written for all kids – girls, boys, nonbinary youth. It’s inclusive of the gender spectrum and the trans experience. Read more ›

LGBTQ Youth and Bullying

Bullying puts youth at increased risk for depression, suicidal ideation, misuse of drugs and alcohol, risky sexual behavior, and can affect academics as well. For LGBTQ youth, that risk is even higher. Read more ›

Transgender and Gender Diverse Teens: How to Talk to and Support Them [video]

For parents and caregivers, knowing how to talk to their children about gender can present a steep learning curve. Read more ›

What Transgender Teens Need From Their Parents

When teenagers confide that they are transgender or uncertain about their gender identity, their parents may be unsure how to offer support.

To understand what types of family support transgender adolescents consider helpful, a Stanford research team asked 25 of them for their thoughts. The team also interviewed the teens’ parents. Read more ›

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