By: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT
Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper use The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals as a guide to assist families on their journey in raising “their gender-nonconforming children so they may feel more comfortable both in their bodies and in the world”.
Brill and Pepper provide a deeper understanding of gender so that the reader is able to better understand terms like transgender and gender variance while also sharing other terms and language used to talk about gender-variant children. Through the use of their professional research and their own work within the field, Brill and Pepper share a plethora of resources and advice that will assist both parents and professionals with both healthy parenting and healthy practice.
If you would like to learn more about language and inclusive practices in work with LGBT families and about Transgender youth and their families, check out our webinars:
- The ABCs of LGBT: Learning Language and Inclusive Practices in Work with LGBT Families
- TRANSforming Conversations: Addressing Needs of Transgender Youth and Their Families
This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist at OneOp. The OneOp team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about OneOp on our website, Facebook, and Twitter.
Blog Image: Photo from books.google.com [The Transgender Child book cover]