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Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth: Research, Policy and Practice for Health and Social Care Professionals

by Tiffany Jones Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Pbk 216 pages
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This expert guide to working with transgender and gender variant youth offers ways to
make positive change to service provision for practitioners working with this group. Based
on the latest research, the recommendations made by the author are backed up by
statistics and data, and refer to first-hand stories and experiences.
Exploring four key areas - mental health, physical health, sexual health and social health -
the book sets out exactly what professionals need to know in relation to these areas and
how to support trans youth in these circumstances. Providing clarity on a range of topics,
this is the perfect overview for practitioners, as well as a useful text for students and

Glossary; 1. Introduction; 2. Who Are Transgender Youth?; 3. Transgender Youth, Mental Youth & Mental Health Services; 4. Transgender Youth, Physical Health & Physical Health Services; 5. Transgender Youth, Sexual Health & Sexual Health Services; 6. Transgender Youth & Education; 7. Transgender Youth, Social Supports & Social Services; 8. Conclusion; References

As an expert in the field, Jones has produced an informative and accessible must-have resource, for professionals and families of transgender youth. This book is full of pragmatic advice, and -most importantly- it is grounded on transgender youth's own expressed needs. Readers will agree this is a definite contribution to the lives of transgender people and those who live and practice with them.
Tiffany Jones is Associate Professor and ARC DECRA Fellow at Macquarie and La Trobe universities, Australia. She researches and publishes on GLBTIQ issues in education, education policy, homophobic bullying, youth wellbeing and suicide, sexuality education, values education, health and social policy, and legislative change.