Supporting equity for all families and children.
10 children's books that discuss adoption, identity, and the different ways that families are created. A great addition to any family's library!
Informative resources for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents about the adoption/foster process and the unique challenges that come with it.
Recommended Reading by Children’s Home Society of California
Books for families, which cover topics like health, nutritional needs, transitioning from home to child care, and positive discipline. Although not specifically LGBTQ focused, these books are good resources for parents and children alike. Visit Children's Home Society of California's website for more information. https://www.chs-ca.org/
1-2-3 Magic Parenting Series
A resource for parents, teachers, and professionals about child discipline. Can be used with children as early as 18 months to 12 years old. A best-selling book and DVD set, available in 22 languages. http://www.123magic.com/
Check out the Nov 25, 2013 Final Report of the School Success Express that was submitted to the California Board of Education. Highlights include:
Click here to read the full report - Health Happens in Schools (PDF)
This is a short list of some simple ways to make the classroom environment more welcoming and inclusive for LGBTQ families and individuals. Also available in Spanish.
This is a quick overview of Education Law and Policies in California that apply to LGBTQ students.
In California, the FAIR Education Act ensures that schools integrate factual information about social movements, current events and history of people with disabilities and LGBT people into existing social studies lessons and prevents schools from incorporating instructional materials that discriminate. Our Family Coalition actively works with schools and districts to develop comprehensive and inclusive curriculum for students. Visit the website to get more information on FAIR and to access lesson plans that that include LGBTQ families and individuals.
Resources for Transgender Youth
Gender Spectrum offers a wide variety of resources for transgender and gender-expansive children, teens, and their families. Their online community space, known as The Lounge, hosts a number of groups, including Transitioning as a Young Adult, Genderqueers, Trans*ing College, Parents and Primary Caregivers, and more. To view the full list of groups, visit genderspectrum.org/lounge/
Gender Spectrum also offers in-person support groups and trainings, as well as an annual summer conference for youth and families. For more information, visit genderspectrum.org/category/we-can-help.
The Unicorn Project, Oakland Center for Behavioral Health, Oakland
The Unicorn Project offers a free art and social group for gender variant and transgender children ages 3-12. Meetings are held in Oakland. For more information including to RSVP and get up-to-date meeting times and locations, contact Rachel Pepper at RLPepper@Hotmail.com.
Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp is a summer program designed to empower gender-expansive youth by creating a safe space in which to explore gender identity amongst peers. The camp is held in El Cerrito and offers programs for ages 5-12 and 13-17.
Dimensions provides support and low-cost health services for transgender, gender-variant, and queer youth ages 12-25. Dimensions offers a weekly support group run by trans counselors for transgender and gender-variant youth.
Resources for Transgender Adults
Trans: Thrive, Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center, San Francisco
Trans: Thrive is a safe space by and for the transgender community. The program includes a variety of support and social groups, including a Transfeminine Group, Transmasculine Group, TransEmpowerment, and more.
Lyon-Martin Health Services, San Francisco
Lyon-Martin Health Services offers primary, preventative, and mental health services in a trans-affirmative environment. The clinic accepts MediCal and MediCare, as well as many private insurance plans, and offers sliding scale fees for patients who are uninsured.
Transgender Parent Support Group, Our Family Coalition, San Francisco
An ongoing group offered by Our Family Coalition for trans parents, prospective parents, and co-parents to connect and share what's on their minds. From the workplace to trans activism, transition to temper tantrums, discuss whatever you'd like in a safe space with friendly, supportive people. See the calendar for upcoming meetings.
Resources for All Ages
Multi-Specialty Transitions Department, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland Medical Center, Oakland
The Multi-Specialty Transitions Department offers culturally competent, comprehensive healthcare services for transgender Kaiser Permanente members, including hormone consultations, surgical evaluations, psychological services, and gynecological care. If you are currently a member of Kaiser Permanente, you can ask your Primary Care Physician for a referral. For information on membership options, visit kp.org.
Gender Pathways Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco
The Gender Pathways Clinic offers integrated, cross-disciplinary healthcare services for transgender and gender-expansive Kaiser Permanente members. If you are currently a member of Kaiser Permanente, you can ask your Primary Care Physician for a referral. For information on membership options, visit kp.org.
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