As one of the most fundamental aspects of self, gender impacts everybody. Explore the issues related to gender for children and teens and learn the impact gender inclusiveness and diversity can have.

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Parenting and Family
Parenting and Family

Every family is unique, with different family dynamics, as well as cultural, social, and religious influences. Learn more about how these influences can affect the children in your life.

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Teens
Teens

The number of new experiences, emotions, relationships, and expectations can be overwhelming for any teen. Add gender into the mix, and it gets considerably more confusing.

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Education
Education

One basic area of student diversity that schools rarely acknowledge is gender. However, gender inclusive schools and classrooms welcoming all children are within any school community’s reach.

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Medical
Medical

Often the first place parents go as they try to understand and help their gender-expansive child is a medical professional. This places physicians and nurses in a critically important position.

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Mental Health
Mental Health

For gender-expansive youth and their families, mental health professionals have an exceptionally important role helping them in navigating their experiences.

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Legal
Legal

As families grapple with raising gender-expansive or Transgender children, legal issues are some of the most unsettling challenges they encounter.

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Social Services
Social Services

Social service agencies work best when they employ informed, evidence-based policies rather than practices based on personal biases or lack of understanding.

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Faith
Faith

When providing spiritual counsel to gender-expansive young people, faith and spirituals leaders must balance traditions and beliefs with love, justice, and humility.

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