New Resource List for Queensland

This resource list has been prepared by a parent in Queensland, and generously shared so others can find local services easily.

There will also be more details to come on regional support services.

Queensland-Resources-A4 – Printable copy of the Queensland Resource List in PDF Form

By |March 16th, 2017|Children, Parent Support Groups|Comments Off on New Resource List for Queensland

‘Gender Help For Parents’ signs LGBTI Groups Joint Statement on the Plebiscite

 ‘Gender Help For Parents’, whilst primarily an information and support service for Australian parents and carers of gender diverse kids, also engages in advocacy when we feel the need to speak up on behalf of our kids and our families. 
In keeping with our desire to protect our families from the potentially harmful effects of a […]

By |October 4th, 2016|Parent Support Groups, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ‘Gender Help For Parents’ signs LGBTI Groups Joint Statement on the Plebiscite

Laurie’s Story

CELEBRATING MY SON’S 3RD BIRTHDAY, 20 YEARS AFTER HE WAS BORN…
Next month we will celebrate the third anniversary of the day my son officially became my son. The day I finally, sadly, let go of my much-loved daughter and accepted my no-less-loved son. The fact is, I never had a daughter, not really. In his […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Parent Stories|Comments Off on Laurie’s Story

New Book Release: ‘The Transgender Teen’

This book has been recently published (available here online ,and at other online and retail bookstores), which may be of interest to some parents – ‘The Transgender Teen’, by Stephanie Brill & Lisa Kenney’. Note: It’s a follow up to the excellent ‘The Transgender Child’.
‘What do you do when your son announces he is transgender […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Adolescent/Teens|Comments Off on New Book Release: ‘The Transgender Teen’

Article: ‘Explainer-what treatment do young children receive for gender dysphoria and is it irreversible?’

This article, from Dr Fiona Kelly who researched and wrote the Legal Toolkit for Navigating the Stage 2 Cross Hormone process, was recently published by The Conversation (Sept 2nd 2016) and SBS online (5th September 2016) in response to recent media articles relating to treatment of young children:

“Preschooler’s sex swap at age four”, read the […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Children|Comments Off on Article: ‘Explainer-what treatment do young children receive for gender dysphoria and is it irreversible?’

New South Australian Practitioner list

Please click on the link below for a new list of practitioners in South Australia (August 2016)

http://www.transhealthsa.com/

By |August 26th, 2016|Adolescent/Teens, Adult Children, Children, Parent Stories|Comments Off on New South Australian Practitioner list

Navigating the Stage 2 Process – A Legal Toolkit for Parents of Transgender Children

This toolkit is the work of Dr Fiona Kelly, from LaTrobe University.

It’s available to read in full below – and hard copies can be found at various medical and counselling facilities. A PDF copy can be found here on the Transcend Website

By |August 11th, 2016|Adolescent/Teens, Children|Comments Off on Navigating the Stage 2 Process – A Legal Toolkit for Parents of Transgender Children

RCH News: New clinical pathway for trans and gender diverse children

From the Gender Clinic at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne regards changes to their clinical pathways:
The RCH Gender Service has been able to expand its clinical services following the generous grant provided by the Victorian State Government in 2015. We have recruited and trained our new paediatricians, child psychiatrists and psychologists and the clinics are […]

By |June 14th, 2016|Adolescent/Teens, Children, Uncategorized|Comments Off on RCH News: New clinical pathway for trans and gender diverse children

Changing Medicare/Centrelink personal details

Information regards changes to documentation

Medicare (and also Centrelink) – change of personal details (incl. gender) policy:
https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/enablers/updating-your-personal-details-medicare-card
Key points:

You need to go into your local medicare/centrelink office in person with the documents required by them (a letter from a qualified doctor or psychologist, or alternative documentation).

The person in the office will forward them to the relevant department […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Adolescent/Teens, Adult Children, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Changing Medicare/Centrelink personal details

Revised Monash Health Gender Clinic Consumer Pack

A number of staff at the Monash Gender Dysphoria Clinic (GDC)  have worked to make their client information more accurately reflect current procedures and language.

It contains

A 1 page summary of the referral pathway
An 8 page information pack and client details form
A list of contacts for private mental health professionals who can perform specialist gender related […]

By |April 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Revised Monash Health Gender Clinic Consumer Pack