03May LGBT Info & Resources

Answers to your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, & Gender Expression"



Where Can I Find More Information about Transgender Health Advocacy & Human Rights?

American Psychological Association www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/programs/transgender/index.aspx

 Children's National Health System http://childrensnational.org/gendervariance

Family Acceptance Project http://familyproject.sfsu.edu

FTM International iThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.ftmi.org

Gender Spectrum This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.genderspectrum.org

National Center for Transgender Equality http://transequality.org

Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) Transgender Network (TNET) http://community.pflag.org

Sylvia Rivera Law Project http://srlp.org

Transgender Law Center http://transgenderlawcenter.org

TransYouth Family Allies http://www.imatyfa.org

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) www.wpath.org

APA LGBT Resources http://www.apa.org/pi/lgbt/resources/index.aspx


Suggested Books

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Stephanie Brill & Rachel Pepper  https://www.amazon.com/Transgender-Child-Brill-Stephanie-Paperback/dp/B008AUBJAW/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493828261&sr=1-2&keywords=the+transgender+child+by+brill+and+pepper

The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender & Non-Binary Teens by Stephanie Brill and Lisa Kenney                                                                                                                                          https://www.amazon.com/Transgender-Teen-Stephanie-Brill-ebook/dp/B01BXB1CME/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1493828385&sr=1-1&keywords=the+transgender+teen+by+brill+and+kenney

Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents by Irwin Krieger                                      https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004R1QBIS/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children                   https://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/PEP14-LGBTKIDS/PEP14-LGBTKIDS.pdf


Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:27
Autism Resources


Autism Society www.autism-society.org

Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org

Dr. Johnson recommends the following Tool Kits from the Autism Speaks website:

        100 Day Tool Kit for Newly Diagnosed Families of Young Children

        100 Day Kit for School Age Children

        Advocacy Tool Kit

        An Introduction to Behavioral Health Treatments

        Autism & Medication: Safe and Careful Use

        Blood Draw Toolkit

        Dental Professionals Toolkit

        Guide for Managing Constipation in Children

        Guide to Exploring Feeding Behavior in Autism

        Guide to PICA for Parents and Professionals

        Medication Decision Aid

        Parents Guide to Applied Behavioral Analysis

        Parents Guide to Toilet Training in Autism

        Puberty & Adolescence Resource: A Guide for Parents

        Sleep Tool Kits

        Tools for Successful Vision Exams

        Visual Supports and ASD

        Challenging Behaviors Toolkit

        Community-Based Skills Assessment

        Dental Toolkit

        Employment Toolkit

        Family Support Toolkit

        Financial Planning Toolkit

        First Concern to Action Toolkit

        Housing and Community Living

        Individualized Education Program (IEP) Guide & Other Resources

        Is it Autism and If So, What Next?  A Guide for Adults

        Leading the Way: Autism-Friendly Youth Organizations

        Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide

        Puzzle Piece Project & Autism Awareness Month Toolkit

        School Community Toolkit

        Self-Funded Employer Toolkit

        Talking to Parents About Autism Kit

        Tips for Successful Haircuts

        Transition Toolkit



Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 12:42
Recommended Resources

American Psychological Association www.apa.org

American Psychiatric Association www.psychiatry.org

The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration www.samhsa.gov

Allegheny County Family Resource Guide www.familyresourceguide.org

Directory Of Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol Services http://www.health.pa.gov/My%20Health/Documents/Allegheny%20County%20Resource%20Guide.pdf and 





The Survival Guide To Bullying written by teen Aija Mayrock; published by Scholastic, Inc.


Parenting your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance by Christopher McCurry, Ph.D



The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D


Therapy Toys & Publications

Guildford Press www.guilford.com

Child Therapy Toys  childtherapytoys.com


Childs Work / Childs Play childswork.com 


Creative Therapy Store creativetherapystore.com






Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 16:46
Preventing Youth Suicide


Parents may just recently be aware of the recent Netflix Series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a young adult novel of the same name.  The series revolves around a 17-year-old who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says in some way were part of why she killed herself.  The series, which many teens are binge watching without adult guidance and support, is raising concerns from suicide prevention experts about the potential risks posed by the sensationalized treatment of youth suicide.  The series graphically depicts a suicide death & addresses in wrenching detail a number of difficult topics, such as bullying, rape, drunk driving, and slut shaming.

Dr. Johnson has been having conversations with many of her teen patients about this series and is growing increasingly concerned with its glorification. As a practice that completely supports Behavioral Health, we feel it is extremely important to help guide families and teens related to this online series.

Including conversations that we want you and/or your children to have with us, we have provided links to very helpful information from the National Association of School Psychologists that addresses the series with considerations for educators, health care professionals & parents; tips for parents, educators & health professionals on preventing youth suicide; and Tips for Teens to "Save a Friend".






Last Updated on Friday, 28 April 2017 17:50
Information from National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Resources from the National Institute of Mental Health



















Last Updated on Monday, 02 November 2015 14:24


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