Resources for Families & Caregivers of Trans Youth

General Resources for Trans Youth & Their families

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens.

Trans 101

Trans 101 is a very accessible and highly informative series of videos covering a wide range of topics related to the transgender experience. Host Chase Ross shares honest and accurate information in a friendly collection that addresses issues of interest and concern to trans youth and those who love them. 

Health & Wellness ResouRces

University of California at San Francisco Child & Adolescent Gender Center

The Child and Adolescent Gender Center (CAGC), a collaboration between UCSF and community organizations, offers comprehensive medical and psychological care, as well as advocacy and legal support, to gender non-conforming/transgender youth and adolescents.

UCLA Gender Health Program

Our mission is to provide healthcare for children, adolescents, and adults who are transgender or gender diverse that is sensitive to everyone’s individual needs.  Everyone’s gender journey is unique. 

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Center for Transyouth Health & Development

The Center for Trans Youth Health and Development promotes healthy futures for trans youth by providing services, research, training and capacity building that is developmentally informed, affirmative, compassionate and holistic for gender non-conforming children and trans youth.

Products & Know How

Transkidz

TransKids is a space dedicated to providing young folks with gender expression gear and resources. 

Trans 101: Packing for Youth

Chase Ross is a trans youth advocate & educator who hosts a variety of videos to support trans youth in living their authentic lives. This episode focuses on the use of "packers" to help F to M trans kids feel more at home in their bodies. May not be appropriate without a parent's consent. 

The Trans Experience 

Ivan Coyote

Ivan Coyote is the award-winning author of eleven books, the creator of four short films, and has released three albums that combine storytelling with music. Ivan is a seasoned stage performer and long-time road dog, and over the last twenty years has become an audience favourite at storytelling, writer’s, film, poetry, and folk music festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. Ivan’s 11th book, Tomboy Survival Guide, was released in September 2016, by Arsenal Pulp Press. Listen to Ivan's 2016 Ted Talk on the need for gender-inclusive bathrooms, We All Just Need to Pee.