TGNC Best Practice Guide: Safe & Respected

New TGNC Best Practice Guide: Safe & Respected

The New York City Administration for Children's Services (NYC ACS) has released the nation's first ever Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Best Practices Guide developed by a child welfare and juvenile justice government agency entitled Safe & Respected: Policy, Best Practices & Guidance for Serving Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming Children and Youth Involved in the Child Welfare, Detention, and Juvenile Justice Systems. This resource offers concrete guidance, strategies for successfully providing inclusive care, and resources that will enable child welfare and juvenile justice practitioners to meet the specific needs of TGNC children and young people. Safe & Respected includes a brief overview of the barriers that TGNC children and young people face while in Children's Services care; a glossary of terms; and an overview of affirming resources, policies, and best practices especially meaningful for staff to help affirm and support TGNC children and young people. (2014)