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Supporting Transgender Youth at School and in the Community

Video Length: 60 minutes

Description:
Transgender students may face bullying, discrimination, or other challenges in their community and at school. Pediatricians and other health professionals can support transgender youth and their families by advocating for supportive school and community environments. This webinar will review national resources and strategies for creating a supportive atmosphere at school and in the community.

*This video is a part of Caring for Transgender Youth, Presented by the AAP Section On LGBT Health & Wellness Webinar Series

Learning Objectives:
After viewing this video, the learner will be able to:

  • To identify primary considerations for transgender youth in school and the community.
  • To discuss legal rights of transgender students and how to find state-specific information.
  • To discuss ways families and/or other students can show support to transgender youth.
  • To describe components of supportive school policies.
  • To identify resources to use or share with families, schools and communities.

Authors:
Jeff Perrotti
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning Students

Co-sponsored by the AAP Counsel on School Health

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