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Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education

Gender Spectrum has released a publication titled Principles of Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education.  The publication is intended for puberty and health educators but is a good resource for anyone needing to educate themselves about inclusive approaches regarding puberty.  You can find the press release here.  You may also find the publication here.

The raw links to the information is:

Press release: https://www.genderspectrum.org/staging/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/PHE-press-release_FINAL.pdf

Principles of Gender-Inclusive Puberty and Health Education publication: https://www.genderspectrum.org/staging/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/GenderSpectrum_2019_report_WEB_final.pdf

What is Spirit Day?

Spirit Day is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to “go purple” on Spirit Day is a way for everyone — forward-thinking companies, global leaders, respected celebrities, neighbors, parents, classmates, and friends — to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.

Find out more information and take the pledge here:  https://www.glaad.org/spiritday

And get your Facebook purple badges here:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/GLAAD/photos/?ref=page_internal

Raksha, Inc. is a Georgia nonprofit whose mission is promoting a stronger and healthier South Asian community through confidential support services, education, and advocacy. Raksha provides counseling, support groups and advocacy.

Books for Keeps’ primary program is a research-based effort to end “summer slide,” the learning loss suffered by many children when they are away from school. Children from low-income families are disproportionately affected by this loss, often due to a simple lack of access to books.

Many children cannot or do not access their public libraries for reasons related to geography, transportation, or something as simple as an inability to pay fines for lost books.

By middle school, the children from these families may be three grade-levels behind their peers. That gap is nearly insurmountable, and negatively affects their chances of graduating high school.

Books for Keeps bridges the gap by giving them books – high-quality, exciting books with contemporary titles. It’s a strategy proven to have a similar impact to attending summer school, but at a fraction of the cost.

Athens Trans Resource Guide

Finding resources in Athens that are able to provide comprehensive services to the transgender/non-binary community can be difficult at times.  The purpose of this guide is to help find doctors, therapists, lawyers and others that are trained and knowledgeable regarding the needs of transgender and non-binary people in the Athens area.  It is designed to make life a bit easier by putting the resources you may need within easy reach.

UPDATE:  A new section for children and adolescent resources has been added.

You can download the most current version of the guide here:   Athens Trans Resource Guide