Network faithful are advised to check out a great resource put together by our friends at the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership). Check out what's available:
- Transgender and Nongender Identity: A Youth Digital Story
The Transgender and Nongender Identity: A Youth Digital Story, featuring endever* corbin, a member of SAMHSA'S LGBTQI2-S National Workgroup. From a youth perspective, the 15-minute video highlights recommended practices, resources, and other information for supporting youth who identify as nongender or transgender. endever* shares a personal narrative to assist service providers, families, youth, and communities in better understanding gender and supportive practices. The digital story is accompanied by Guiding Questions to facilitate your reflection, as well as small group discussions about it. We encourage you to consider a viewing and discussion of the digital story in your community.
- LGBTQI2-S Learning Community
The TA Partnership LGBTQI2-S Learning Community Web page hosts a number of resources, publications, and Web sites related to youth who are transgender and gender variant. Two of those resources share that transgender youth may lack access to health care professionals who are able to provide appropriate care to transgender patients and that access to providers who are knowledgeable about transgender health issues is critical for transgender patients, as reported by the 2011 Institute of Medicine report The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding. Further, a 2009 report by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), Harsh Realities, documented that 89% of transgender students had been verbally harassed (e.g., called names or threatened), 53% had been physically harassed (e.g., pushed), and 26% had been physically assaulted (e.g., attacked with a weapon) at school because of their gender expression.
This digital story and other resources are available at http://www.tapartnership.org/COP/CLC/videos.php?id=topic7#content7. For any questions about the TA Partnership’s LGBTQI2-S resources and technical assistance, please contact Jeffrey Poirier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.403.5368.