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Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth

Improving Services for Transgender and Gender Variant Youth

Research, Policy and Practice for Health and Social Care Professionals

Tiffany Jones

Quick Overview

A research-based best practice guide for professionals that work with trans and gender variant youth. Acting as a reference for practitioners, students and researchers, this book covers four key areas - mental, physical, sexual and social health - providing essential info and outlining professionals' roles under these headings.
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Paperback / softback
2019, 8.98in x 6.06in / 228mm x 154mm, 216pp
ISBN: 9781785924255
2019, ePUB, 208pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-789-3
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This expert guide to working with transgender and gender variant youth offers ways to make positive change to service provision for practitioners working with this group. Based on the latest research, the recommendations made by the author are backed up by statistics and data, and refer to first-hand stories and experiences.

Exploring four key areas - mental health, physical health, sexual health and social health - the book sets out exactly what professionals need to know in relation to these areas and how to support trans youth in these circumstances. Providing clarity on a range of topics, this is the perfect overview for practitioners, as well as a useful text for students and researchers.


'Until now, practical guidance for educators, counsellors and health professionals servicing transgender youth has been sadly lacking. This book is a conduit to understanding trans youth from their perspective. It provides an evidence base together with strategies to do no harm and be of real service to this vulnerable group.'
- Alison Rahn PhD, Sex Therapist, Adjunct Research Fellow, University of New England and La Trobe University

'This inclusive and comprehensive guide is an outstanding resource for health professionals and researchers in healthcare, sociology, and education. It explores essential information, outlines existing problems in these areas of practice, and proposes practical, respectful solutions towards serving transgender youth. A must-have for anyone in the field who wants to build a better future for transgender and gender diverse youth.'
- Dr. Mandy Henningham, University of Sydney

'As an expert in the field, Jones has produced an informative and accessible must-have resource, for professionals and families of transgender youth. This book is full of pragmatic advice, and -most importantly- it is grounded on transgender youth's own expressed needs. Readers will agree this is a definite contribution to the lives of transgender people and those who live and practice with them.'
- Andrea del Pozo de Bolger, Clinical Psychologist, University of New England

'There is currently nothing else available like this book! Jones has successfully translated academic research into a thoroughly engaging and valuable guide for service providers, professionals, and practitioners working with transgender youth. This book fills a huge gap and will prove to be a very important resource.'
- Dr Luke Gahan, Senior Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Australia


By (author): Tiffany Jones