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Recognizing Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Teens in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Practice
Healthcare/Wellness, Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

M. Rosenberg. In Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, volume 42 (2003), pages 1517-1521.
Other - Youth
Sonoran Prevention Works

"Sonoran Prevention Works is a grassroots group working to reduce vulnerabilities faced by individuals and communities impacted by drug use in Arizona. We utilize a harm reduction framework to educate Arizonans on overdose response, HIV and Hepatitis C prevention, and stigma. SPW provides capacity-building assistance and trainings to individuals and service organizations, including behavioral health and law enforcement. We recognize drug use as a public health concern that impacts everybody, and we utilize a framework of equity and evidence-based practices to intervene on preventable risks."

Located in Phoenix, but their website contains a lot of helpful information on how to prevent an overdose, where to find naloxone, and where to find clean syringes. They also provide contracted trainings to other orgs and businesses who wish to learn how to implement harm reduction protocols in their organizational framework.
Phoenix - All
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Healthcare/Wellness, Organizations/Agencies/Projects

Anonymous HIV testing & HIV support and prevention services

375 South Euclid Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
Tucson - All
St. Marks Presbyterian Church Preschool and Kindergarten

Provides quality early childhood education program for children 2 to 6 years old

Jane Hilyard
3809 E. 3rd St.,Tucson, AZ
Tucson - Youth
Standards of Care for the Health of Transexual, Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
Healthcare/Wellness, Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

The World Professional Association for Transgender Health, Inc. (WPATH)
Other - All
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Legal Assistance/Attorneys, Organizations/Agencies/Projects

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice.
National - All
Teens Health
Healthcare/Wellness, Online
Other - Youth
The Rainbow Owl

Books and resources for embracing and supporting trans and gender diverse children and young people.
Other - All
To the Beat of a Different Drummer: The Gender-Variant Child
Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

E.C. Perrin, E.J. Menvielle, and C. Tuerk. In Contemporary Pediatrics (May 1, 2005)
Other - Youth
Trans Advisory Hotline of America
Crisis Intervention

The Trans Advisory Hotline of America is alive and well and available to those who are seeking peer support, information, direction, and referrals. If you just need a listening ear or feedback from someone who has run the course, call the toll free number 1-877-427-3230, from 6:00am to 11:00pm CST, 7 days a week. Voice mail other hours – return calls are done the very next morning.

National - All
Trans Lifeline
Crisis Intervention

A peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. If you are in crisis or just need someone to talk to, even if it’s just about whether or not you’re trans, please call us. We will do our best to support you and provide you resources.

Hotline: 1-877-565-8860

Un servicio de apoyo entre compañeros dirigido por personas trans, para personas trans. Si está en crisis o simplemente necesita alguien con quien hablar, incluso si se trata solo de si es o no es trans, llámenos. Haremos todo lo posible para apoyarlo y brindarle recursos.

Linea directa español: 1-877-565-8860
National - All
Trans Pulse

This feature combines our exhaustive lists of professionals who work with the transgender community into one searchable database. Simply enter your ZIP or postal code to see all the resources near you. From there, you can adjust the distance you want to search or filter by type.
National - All
Transcend Arizona

"We're a grassroots group working to support the LGBT community in immigration detention centers and prisons"
Phoenix - All
Online, Parenting/Family Support

Transfamily is a support group for transgender and transexual people and their family and friends based out of Cleveland, Ohio. They provide referrals, literature, and over-the-phone information on all transgender issues. Although their meetings are held in Cleveland, Ohio, the Internet has enabled them to extend helping hands to transgender individuals and their families across the globe.
International - Family
Transgender Children and Youth: A Child Welfare Practice Perspective
Healthcare/Wellness, Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

G. Mallon and T. DeCrescenzo. In Journal of Homosexuality, volume 42 (2006), pages 215-241
Other - Youth
Transgender Emergence: Therapuetic Guidelines for Working with Gender-variant People and Their Families
Healthcare/Wellness, Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

“Chapter 9: Transgender Children and Youth” by Arlene Lev (2004)
Other - Youth
Transgender Law and Policy Institute
Education/Schools/Training, Legal Assistance/Attorneys, Organizations/Agencies/Projects

The Transgender Law and Policy Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging in effective advocacy for transgender people in our society. The TLPI brings experts and advocates together to work on law and policy initiatives designed to advance transgender equality. Their website provides examples of transgender inclusive policies in K-12 schools.
National - All
Transgender Youth and Life-Threatening Behaviors
Healthcare/Wellness, Literature/Reports/Fact Sheets

A.H. Grossman and A.R. D’Augelli. In Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior (In press).
Other - Youth
Transkids Purple Rainbow Foundation
Online, Organizations/Agencies/Projects

TKPR is committed to enhancing the future lives of TransKids by educating schools, peers, places of worship, the medical community, government bodies, and society in general, in an effort to seek fair and equal treatment  and of all transyouth.

TKPR is committed to funding research to study the current plight and challenges of the transchild.  There is an urgent need for curriculum changes in universities and medical school to meet the needs of all transgender individuals. TKPR is committed to supporting TransKids in their school systems so they may receive equal rights in order to ensure a safe and bully free education.

TKPR continually uses media outlets to educate and enlighten society, and to challenge injustices due to discrimination. TKPR reaches out to the homeless youth and those that have no where else to turn. Funds for healthcare, and scholarships can be made available to transyouth in need. TKPR is aware that sex and gender are seen and used interchangeable in legal arenas. These two entities are very separate and need to be divided. It is time for the politicians to listen and for the medical professionals to speak up.
National - All

Parenting/Family Support


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