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Parents of youth who identify as transgender: an exploratory study

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Author(s)
Johnson, Danielle; Sikorski, Jonathon
Advisor(s)
Savage, Todd; Woitaszewski, Scott
Degree
Ed.S, School Psychology
Date
Dec 2010
Subject(s)
Parents; Family; Transgender children--Family relationships; Transgender; Gender identity; Parents--Attitudes; Gender expression; Resiliency; Schools; Homophobia in schools; Transgenderism; Transgender children
Abstract
The present qualitative study explores the experiences, perceptions, support systems, and coping strategies on which parents of youths who identify as transgender rely. Specifically, parental challenges and concerns about their daughter or sons? school experiences and the resulting impact on the family are identified. The ways parents cope and find support in dealing with these challenges and concerns are explored as well. Interviews were gathered from parents of youths who identify as transgender and were analyzed using the CQR method.
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School Psychology Program Directed Research Project. 2010. Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) Degree. University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 34 p. Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-34).
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http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/47782 
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