SAMHSA’s Youth Engagement Guidance: Strategies, Tools and Tips for Supportive and Meaningful Youth Engagement in Federal Government-Sponsored Meetings and Events

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Mental Health of Transgender Children Who Are Supported in Their Identities
Transgender children who have socially transitioned, that is, who identify as the gender “opposite” their natal sex and are supported to live openly as that gender, are increasingly visible in society, yet we know nothing about their mental health. Previous work with children with gender identity disorder (GID; now termed gender dysphoria) has found remarkably high rates of anxiety and depression in these children. Here we examine, for the first time, mental health in a sample of socially transitioned transgender children.

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Youth Involvement in Systems of Care: A Guide to Empowerment
Youth Involvement in Systems of Care: A Guide to Empowerment has been developed in partnership with two young people who are currently involved in local systems of care1 as well as a team of youth and youth coordinator reviewers from across the country. The guide was also vetted to multiple reviewers including internal staff from the American Institutes for Research as well as Gary Blau, Ph.D. from the Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch.

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