" The rights 
of every person are diminished when the 
rights of one are threatened." – John F. Kennedy

RESOURCES: Being an Effective Advocate For Your Child

How do you go about making sure your transgender child is accepted? Here are some effective guidelines as to how to proceed. Here’s a basic checklist for being an effective advocate for your child"


    Create a Safe Folder using TYFA’s guidelines (link)

    Practice being an effective advocate

    Do your research!

    Practice, practice, practice!

    Decide whether to disclose in writing or in person or both.

    Use and share the following TYFA documents:

  • Frequently Asked Questions for Youth (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Supportive Adults (PDF)
  • Learning the Lingo (PDF)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics article (PDF)
  • American Medical Association (AMA) Resolution 122 (PDF)
  • “To the Beat of a Different Drummer” (PDF)
  • Difference isn’t Wrong…it Just Is (PDF)
  • TYFA Brochure
  • TYFA’s recommended reading list (link)
  • Any other document you feel would be helpful


Use TYFA’s authorization form (PDF) for anyone who may need to share information about your child. (Healthcare professionals, school administrators, TYFA, etc.)


If you have questions or need further information, contact us.

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