Transgender Youth in Child Welfare Programs

Transgender Youth in Child Welfare Programs: Information Pack by Priya Sikerwar and Erin Rider, National Center on Child Welfare Excellence (2015)
Multiple studies have indicated that transgender youth are disproportionately represented in child welfare settings and are often victims of prejudice, discrimination, and mistreatment. Transgender youth enter the child welfare system for some of the same reasons as non-transgender youth parental abuse and neglect. However, an aspect that is unique to transgender youth entering child welfare settings is that they are often kicked out of their homes by their  parents and families after revealing their gender identity.  As a result, transgender youth have been identified as an especially vulnerable population in the already high-risk population of youth in child welfare settings.

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