Santa Cruz Area

 

Santa Cruz Trans-online: Website maintained by Diversity Center, Queer Youth Task Force, & Trans-teen project: directory of medical & mental health care, services and groups in the Santa Cruz and greater SF Bay Area

http://sctrans.org/

 

Diversity Center: provides support group and online resource information

http://www.diversitycenter.org/trans/

 

Transfamily Support Group: monthly meetings, gatherings, support
http://santacruztrans.blogspot.com

 

 

Peninsula/ South Bay Resources

 

Outlet: Support groups, counseling and trainings in schools: Redwood City, San Mateo, Mountain View)

http://www.acs-teens.org/what-we-do/outlet/

 

LGBTQ Youth Space Support groups and counseling, San Jose

http://youthspace.org/

 

Transfamily Support Group of Santa Clara Valley

http://santaclaratransfamilysupport.net/

 

Group Night, offered by Gender Identity Awareness Network, 3rd Wednesday of the month. Separate therapist facilitated groups for children, teens, parents of teens, parents of younger children.

http://www.genderidentityawarenessnetwork.com/

 

Billy de Frank Center, San Jose LGBTQ Center

http://www.defrankcenter.org/

 

 

National Organizations

 

See http://sctrans.org/ for many national organizations as well as Santa Cruz local resources

 

Transgender Law Center: for all things legal. Their ID Please guide is comprehensive guide to name and gender change

http://transgenderlawcenter.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality: Works on multiple transgender issues including: schools, military, incarceration employment, and immigration Produced guide for getting your health care covered.

 

Gender Spectrum: Creating gender inclusive environments for children & teens.

Annual professionals and family conference 2nd weekend in July.  Online resources

www.genderspectrum.com

Families in Transition Guide: Guide for families of youth going through gender transition

www.ctys.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Families-in-TRANSition.pdf

 

WPATH: World Professional Association for Transgender Health, issues practice guidelines used by most professionals, professional and educational organization

http://www.wpath.org/site_home.cfm

 

ICATH: Informed Consent for Access to Transgender Health

https://icath.info/faqs/

 

COLAGE: For children of LGBTQ parents

http://www.colage.org/

 

Trans Aging Project

http://forge-forward.org/aging/

 

Trevor Project: Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/  1-866-488-7386 plus text and chat (see site)

 

 

Online Resources/ Blogs
Genderqueer.me  Full of resources for transgender and nonbinary folks
https://genderqueer.me/

 

Everyday Feminism: lots of great blog articles on trans and gender non-binary

http://everydayfeminism.com/tag/trans-gnc/

Finding a Trans- Friendly Therapist: Ryan Sallan's guide for interviewing gender therapists to ensure training and a good fit for your needs. http://www.ryansallans.com/trans/finding-a-trans-friendly-therapist/

 

 

Books & Reading

There has been a recent explosion of good books and articles.  Some may be perfect for some trans youth and adults and parents, while not so good for others. This is only a start. Ask your friends, read reviews, and talk to your independent bookseller!

 

Youth

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/11446.Booklist_for_Trans_Teens

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/20314.Transgender_Friendly_Young_Children_s_Books_

 

For Parents and Other Adults Supporting Children

The Gender Creative Child: by Diane Ehrensaft

The Transgender Child: Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper

For professional providers (may also be of interest to community members and families)

A Clinician's Guide to Gender Affirming Care by Sand C. Chang, Annaliese A. Sing, and lore m. dickey

Supporting Transgender Autistic Youth and Adults: A Guide for Professionals and Families: by Finn Gratton

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Ed. Erickson-Schroth

For community members and providers

The Whipping Girl and Excluded, both by Julia Serrano

Redefining Realness, by Janet Mock

Gender Failure, by Rae Spoon and Ivan E. Coyote

Transgender/ Non-Binary Resources

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