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Engaging the Families of Transgender and Gender Diverse Children

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Quality Improvement, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations

Keywords: Adolescents and Youth, Care Coordination, Community Engagement, Implementation Tools, LGBTQ, Mental Health, Retention in Care.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Publication.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with National Health Care for the Homeless Council.

Resource Summary: This publication engages pediatric primary care providers, mental health providers, health center administrators and support staff in learning how to actively engage families in the support of their transgender and gender-diverse (TGD) children, with the aim of improving the health outcomes for TGD youth.

Resource Details: Providers will learn best practices for serving the families of TGD youth, and strategies for successfully providing resources and referrals in response to a variety of family and patient needs and priorities.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.