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And though it's specific to New York in some places, we think "Safe and Respected" is a great primer for anyone who may come into contact with transgender and gender non-conforming children and youth.
The guide includes an overview of the challenges these children and youth face in the child welfare system, a glossary of terms, and a look at resources, policies, and promising practices especially useful to youth workers.
Importantly, each chapter includes practices to avoid in the interest of respecting and affirming transgender and gender non-confming young people.
You'll also find sample reporting and assessments forms and a full list of New York resources that support transgender and gender non-conforming youth. Other localities may want to consider recreating this comprehensive guide.
Publications discussed here do not necessarily reflect the views of NCFY, FYSB or the Administration for Children & Families.