Elijah C. Nealy, PhD, MDiv, LCSW, is assistant professor in the Department of Social Work and Latino Community Practice at the University of Saint Joseph in Hartford, Connecticut. As an out transgender man, he has spent the past twenty-five years working extensively within the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. He lives in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Transgender Children and Youth creates space for families to
gain a deeper understanding of gender diversity and provides tools
to best support and affirm living authentically with unconditional
love. Although every family's journey is unique, this resource
remains relevant at every stage of transition, lending honest,
compassionate, and empowering insight into questions, challenges,
and celebrations parents of transgender and gender-variant children
experience.--Michelle Honda-Phillips, Parent Advocate, Transgender
& Gender-Expansive Youth
Transgender Children and Youth is as much an educational book as it is a book that advocates for the rights of transgender youth to grow up to be the person that they have dreamed about, want to be, or always viewed themselves as. . . The book is a valuable resource not only for mental health professionals, but also for families with transgender children. With Nealy taking his time to explain the issues facing transgender youth, the book is truly accessible to any reader, no matter their level of interaction with, or understanding of transgender youth.