Children, Young People and their Famlies

Trans Youth Links
List of links to NZ support groups for trans youth plus useful NZ and overseas resources

Gender Spectrum Education and Training (2008)
The Transgender Child: A handbook for families and professionals. A copy of this comprehensive US book can be borrowed from the Human Rights Commission’s library for up to 4 weeks by emailing

Central Toronto Youth Services
Families in TRANSition (June 2008) the first comprehensive Canadian publication to address the needs of parents and families supporting their trans children.

ABC News
Overseas resources collated by ABC in conjunction with a 20/20 documentary about trans children and their families

21 Ways to be an Ally To Trans Youth (PDF) adapted from a USA resource developed by Aidan Dunn, Brooklynne Thomas and Simon Knaphus for Youth TIES (

Advocates for Youth (2004). I Think I Might Be Transgender, Now What Do I Do?
A Brochure by and for Transgender Youth.

Department of Health UK (2007).
A guide for young trans people in the UK.

Family Planning Association NZ
Affirming Diversity is a practical guide for teachers and others discussing gender identity and sexual orientation issues with young people.

Out There!
Safety in our schools action kit.

Lambda Legal and the National Youth Advocacy Coalition
Bending the mould: an action kit for transgender youth.

Vancouver Coastal Health, Transcend Transgender Support & Education Society and Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition. (2006)
Lets Talk Trans: A resource for trans and questioning youth.

See also the Health resources.

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