Gender in All Its Splendor: The Truth about Transgender and Gender Expansive Youth

In an era when an increasing number of youth are coming for psychiatric care with a goal of exploring gender or with a need to address the co-occurring psycho-social stressors that accompany gender exploration or declaration of a transgender or non-binary identity, it will be necessary to include gender care as one of the core competencies for practitioners in the field. Such competencies include expanding gender literacy, developing cultural sensitivity, adopting models of care that enhance gender health, and incorporating a family-based model when treating a child or adolescent with gender concerns.