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Support Resources for Families of Gender Diverse Youth

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Having a gender diverse child can be very stressful for parents and caregivers, as they deal with uncertainty and navigate schools, extended families, sibling relationships and the world around them. There are several national and international organizations that support families with gender diverse children, as well as excellent books. Many parents and siblings also find it helpful to meet with a mental health care professional or other families in a support group setting.

Resources for parents

Resources for teachers & schools

Resources for youth

Advocacy organizations

For more information or help finding a support group for yourself or your child, please talk with your child's pediatrician.

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The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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