March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility, a time to celebrate transgender people around the globe and the courage it takes to live openly and authentically, while also raising awareness around the discrimination transgender people still face.
As you may know, a disproportionately high number of children in foster care are LGBTQ, and transgender youth are especially vulnerable. Below are resources from the Human Rights Campaign that can support efforts to learn more about transgender people and the issues they face. Also included, among others, are resources that can help guide workplace efforts of inclusion, and the Trans Lifeline, a suicide hotline available in the US and Canada that is staffed entirely by transgender people to serve transgender people.
- Understanding the Transgender Community
- Transgender FAQ
- Understanding the basics of transgender and gender-expansive children
- Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: A Toolkit for Employers
- Comprehensive list of transgender-related resources
- Comprehensive list of resources related to transgender children and youth
- Trans Lifeline – US: 877-565-8860 | Canada: 877-330-6366
Texas CASA is committed to our goal of ensuring the highest quality advocacy possible for all children in the child protection system, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, or disability status – that’s why we are highlighting resources to support the CASA network’s journey to becoming more inclusive, welcoming, affirming and culturally considerate. Explore more Cultural Considerations articles.