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NCTSN Resources

The following resources on LGBTQ Youth were developed by the NCTSN.

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Gender-Affirming Care Is Trauma-Informed Care

Type: Fact Sheet

Discusses how gender-affirming care is trauma-informed care and offers tips for showing support and acceptance for transgender, gender diverse, and intersex (TGI) youth.

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Helping a Transgender Youth Find Safety and Belonging

Type: Webinar

Outlines how during the of the pandemic, young people have faced increased isolation and disconnection. This webinar features Aiden, a transgender youth dealing with discrimination, ridicule, and exile from his peers, community, and family, being isolated at home for months has become almost unbe

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Trauma-Focused CBT for LGBTQ Youth

Type: Webinar

Discusses how professionals can recognize qualities of a safe, affirming environment where staff can explore personal views and values, and articulate professional responsibilities.

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Serving LGBTQ Youth in Residential and Out of Home Care

Type: Webinar

Aims to build provider awareness on the experiences of LGBTQ youth in psychiatric, child welfare, juvenile justice, and other residential settings. Speakers will examine the effects of trauma and the systemic barriers faced by LGBTQ youth in out of home care.

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Affirming Care for Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth

Type: Webinar

Provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the needs and challenges transgender and gender-expansive youth face. This webinar covers basic definitions surrounding gender, gender identity, and gender expression, while creating a learning environment for participants to examine their own perceptions of gender and reflect on the capacity of their role as a professional.

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NCTSN Impact Newsletter: Summer 2018

Type: Newsletter

Includes articles that range from a report on teen suicide screening and intervention to new resources for bringing an LGBTQ lens to trauma-informed care.

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