• May 2011
  • Vol. 12, No. 4

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Talking to Teens About Transgender Topics

Facilitating Discussion of Transgender Issues: A Primer is a PowerPoint presentation by Gerald P. Mallon, D.S.W., director of the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections (NRCPFC). The presentation describes useful strategies for creating an environment in which an adolescent can feel willing to discuss transgender issues with a child welfare practitioner, and it includes the following topics as they apply to adolescents:

  • Promoting awareness of transgender issues
  • Demonstrating transgender awareness and sensitivity
  • Routine screening for gender concerns
  • Addressing dilemmas in diagnosing gender concerns
  • Conducting detailed transinclusive psychosocial evaluations

The primer is available on the NRCPFC website:

www.hunter.cuny.edu/socwork/nrcfcpp/info_services/download/Facilitating%20Discussion%20of%20Transgender%20Issues%2002%2022%202011.pdf (2.16 MB)

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