ERIC Number: ED471677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Serving Transgender Youth: The Role of Child Welfare Systems. Proceedings of a Colloquium, September 2000.
DeCrescenzo, Teresa; Mallon, Gerald P.
The need to respond to the concerns of transgender youth in care is compelling. Transgender youth, particularly those involved with the child welfare system, are often severely stereotyped and subject to abuse, homelessness, depression, and fear. The Child Welfare Leaguer of America convened a roundtable of professionals and transgender youth to explore their experiences and document their recommendations. This monograph captures those proceedings and also reflects multiple discussions at professional conferences, years of experience in practice, and dialogues with colleagues and students in academic settings. Child welfare organizations that understand and address the needs of these youth will create safer, more open agencies and improve the quality of services they provide to all children and youth in their care. Two appendixes contain a list of colloquium participants and a glossary. (Contains 42 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Depression (Psychology), Homeless People, Human Services, Sexual Identity, Social Work, Stereotypes, Welfare Agencies, Welfare Services, Youth
Child Welfare League of America, 440 First St., NW, Third Floor, Washington, DC 20001-2085 ($8.95); Tel.: 202-638-2952; Fax: 202-638-4004; Web site: www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.