Lesson Six: Respecting and Supporting Transgender Youth

The purpose of this lesson is to increase participants’ understanding of transgender youth and explain how to provide transgender youth with equitable, respectful support.

Lesson Six

Lesson Six Handouts

OBJECTIVES Participants will:

• Examine experiences of transgender youth in the juvenile justice system

• Learn the challenges transgender youth confront in the juvenile justice system

• Discuss health needs of transgender youth and the appropriate means of addressing these needs

• Learn to use appropriate terminology in written and verbal communication

• Identify professionally competent and legally sound strategies to ensure a safe, accepting environment for transgender youth in custody