“The skill set that we really need is we really need to have staff staff that is trained in dealing with kids with a subject term that is very adult in nature,” Perea said.
To cope with the challenge in schools, the state is collaborating with the Washoe County School District on face-to-face gender identity training for employees. Beginning this month the school district is implementing mandatory gender-identity for all its 7,000 employees. Katherine Louden is the Director of Counseling.
“There is some push back related to that training and I also think that as you raise awareness that then we are able to identify cases that need our support,” Louden said.
Louden expects the number of complaints to climb with awareness that comes with training.
Experts say waiting a long time for care can be unhealthy for kids with ‘gender dysphoria.’ It’s an official medical condition, and patients must be diagnosed with it to be covered for treatment.
California will continue to ban state-funded travel to North Carolina, after lawmakers in that state repealed its controversial “bathroom bill”—but replaced it with another.
The Gender Recognition Act would allow people to identify as "non-binary."
Transgender students in California public schools can continue to use facilities for the gender they identify with. That’s even after the Trump Administration withdrew federal guidelines Wednesday.
(AP) - A 57-year-old convicted killer has become the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery.
10 States Sue Over Restrooms Transgender Students Can Use
Fri, Jul 08, 2016
(AP) - Ten states are suing the federal government over rules requiring public schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms conforming to their gender identity.
Measure To Limit Transgender Restroom Use Fails To Qualify
Tue, Dec 22, 2015
(AP) - Backers of a proposed ballot initiative that sought to require transgender people to use the public restrooms that correspond with their biological sex say they have failed to qualify the measure for the California ballot.
Law Extends Protections For Transgendered
Thu, Aug 13, 2015
Transgender victims of violence in California will now have more legal protections.
Transgender California Inmate Freed From Prison After Parole
Thu, Aug 13, 2015
(AP) - California has paroled a transgender inmate a day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.
Law Seeks To Fairly Represent Transgendered In Death
Wed, Jul 01, 2015