Skip to main content
Explore URMC

Golisano Children's Hospital Logo


Resources for Parents & Families

Educational Brochures Provided by the American Psychological Association


  • Gender-Diverse & Transgender Children
    The American Academy of Pediatrics explains, it is natural for parents to ask if it is "just a phase." But, there is no easy answer.
  • Parenting a Transgender or Gender Non-Conforming Child or Adolescent, Johanna Olson, MD, Medical Director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. This series of short videos provides an overview of treatment options for transgender adolescents. Common questions regarding the health and development of transgender and gender nonconforming children are also answered.
  • Family Acceptance Project: Family Information. This site provides information and support for families of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth that was developed based on research examining the role of family support in LGBT health and development.

Advocacy and Support-based Organizations

These organizations provide a variety of services and support, including additional online resources. Connecting with an organization in your area can be helpful when advocating for your child’s educational, medical, social, and extracurricular needs. Many of these organizations also host support groups, activities, and regional conferences for children, adolescents, and their families.

Monroe County


Summer Camps