I am now rolling out my own longitudinal research with families of trans youth (youth = any age under 18 years old).
In brief, we’re conducting an anonymous online research study which involves answering personal questions concerning one’s status as a parent of a transgender youth. The purpose of this research is to assess the stress and coping strategies of parents raising transgender children and to examine how parental stress and coping impacts the well being of transgender children. We are using a collaborative approach with TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that each brings. This study will provide more information about how many transgender children are socially transitioned in schools and receiving medical interventions to affirm their gender identity. The results regarding how parental stress and coping impact children’s well being will inform providers who work with these families.
We hope to enroll a nationally (US) representative sample of 2,000 parents.
Would you forward as widely as possible to your networks?
The link to the online consent form for the survey is: