The School Counselor's Role in Supporting and Advocating for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Children and Adolescents
Transgender and Gender-Expansive children and adolescents are resilient, capable, and amazing and deserve to work with school counselors who build upon their strengths. School counselors who espouse fluid, multilayered, and complex conceptualizations of gender and affectional identities are best equipped to meet the needs of TGE children and adolescents. Therefore, it is essential that school counselors be well-versed and knowledgeable about the identities of those with whom they are working, as well as welcome ongoing growth in areas such as self-awareness.
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