5 Things Digest: 5 Things Gender-Expansive Kids Want Adults to Know (June 2022)
Source: National TTA Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)
Resource Type: Document or Publication
Transformation Team Subjects: Infant & Early Childhood
Key Topics: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Family, Positive Youth Development, Youth Voice & Engagement
Key Populations: LGBTQIA2-S
This 5 Things Digest from the NTTAC Infant and Early Childhood Transformation Team and “kid contributors” shares advice from gender-expansive young people for what adults should know about what has been most helpful to them as they grow into their identities. In Spring 2022, NTTAC’s Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Transformation Team hosted a webinar by author, national policy expert, and public health advocate Willy Wilkinson about Supporting Gender Diversity in Young Children.
Following the fascinating conversation with webinar participants, our team members had the chance to learn from school-age children who had the courage and supportive environments to express their creative gender identities during their early childhood years, as well as the families of these kids.