Directory of Resources and Direct Services for Gender Diverse Youth
Rainbow Friends Bay Area group are co-ordinating a Day Camp program for summer 2019. It’s called Camp Indigo.
Teen, Tween, and Parent Groups will continue to be facilitated by inMind in Oakland on Tuesday evenings.
Monthly Playgroups for kids aged 4-12 will be coordinated by a parent and announced through the Rainbow Friends BayArea Google Group.
The Rainbow Friends BayArea Playgroup Google Group will continue to be active. This is where playgroup meeting dates and locations are shared. In addition, it serves as a forum for parents of kids aged 4-12 to ask questions of other parents in the enGender community. If you would like to be included, please follow this link and click on “Apply for membership.”
If you are looking for camps that are friendly toward gender diverse youth, please check out: Blue Camp at UC Berkeley, run by Dr. Jennifer Selke (they have experience integrating gender diverse children), for overnight camp experiences check out the camp programs of Brave Trails, Camp Laurel, and Camp Lightbulb. We know that there are a couple of organizations interested in running day camp programs in the Bay Area and will let you know if those run camp in 2019.
Gender Inclusive Schools
Transgender Law Center http://transgenderlawcenter.org/
ID Please: Legal Name and Gender Changes – Guidebook http://transgenderlawcenter.org/resources/id/id-pleaseMedia Toolkit http://transgenderlawcenter.org/programs/truth/truth-share-your-story
University of California San Francisco Child and Adolescent Gender Clinic
Comprehensive medical and psychological care for gender diverse youth.
inMind Therapy http://www.youareinmind.com/
Collaborative practice with gender specialists.
Pacific Center http://pacificcenter.org/
Mental Health and Support Services for LGBTQ community
PFLAG Oakland East Bay http://pflag-eastbay.org/
The nation’s largest organization for parents, families, friends, and allies united with LGBTQ people to move forward through support, education, and advocacy.
Dimensions Youth medical and mental health Support 12-25 http://www.dimensionsclinic.org/
“Who Are You” – book on gender diversity for children and resources on creating gender inclusive schools and cultures
Welcoming Schools curriculum on gender diversity & inclusion
National organization offers tools, lessons, and resources on embracing family diversity, avoiding gender stereotyping, and ending bullying and name-calling in elementary schools.
GLSEN Safe schools
Leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students.
National organization that works on the representation of LGBTQ people in the media.
Rethinking Schools Teaching about gender diversity and inclusion
World Professional Association for Transgender Health
International organization focuses on the understanding and treatment of gender identity disorders.
TSER (Trans Student Educational Resources) www.transtudent.org
A youth based organization which seeks to educate about gender diversity and inclusion and transform educational settings for gender diverse youth. Great infographics.
On-line Support & Acceptance
Gender Diversity and Suicide Prevention
Trevor Project http://www.thetrevorproject.org/pages/get-help-now
Trevor Project’s Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
TransLife Line http://www.translifeline.org/
Trans Lifeline at US: (877) 565-8860 or Canada: (877) 330-6366 or visit their website for more information
Family Acceptance Project @ SFSU https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/
Gender Spectrum Lounge – a growing on line community
Asia Parents who love their LGBTQ Kids
Gender Odyssey www.genderodyssey.org
Interested in the thoughtful exploration of gender and provides an environment where people of all genders can share their experiences and learn from the experiences of others.
Children’s National Medical Center’s Gender and Sexuality Psychosocial Programs
Washington D.C. based organizations that offers online parent guide, an outreach program, a local support group, a national Listserv, a summer camp and an outpatient clinical program.
TransYouth Family Allies http://www.imatyfa.org/
A national organization empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
Other supportive parenting stories and blogs
Raising my Rainbow https://raisingmyrainbow.com/
Mother’s blog on raising a gender creative child in Southern California.
The Maven of Mayhem http://www.themavenofmayhem.com/
Canadian mom who helped with Canadian legislation to recognize gender diverse youth.
Raising Ryland http://www.raisingryland.com/
Legal and Policy
Office of Civil Rights / Department of Education
Joint Policy Statement on AB1266 School Success and Opportunity Act
California Department of Education AB 1266
Bathroom Issues Gender Spectrum https://www.genderspectrum.org/bathroomfaq/?utm_source=Back+to+School&utm_campaign=bts818&utm_medium=email
Human Rights Watch Bathroom Report and Articles
National organization working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equal rights.
Article on Bathrooms