Resources

BULLYING:

•  TEEN LINE is a confidential hotline for teenagers which operates every evening from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. If you have a problem or just want to talk with another teen who understands, then this is the right place for you! You can call them at 800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336), texting “TEEN” to 839863 or email: https://teenlineonline.org/talk-now/. TEEN LINE also offers message boards, resources and additional information.

•  NO BULLY is a non-profit organization that trains schools how to activate student compassion to stop bullying and cyberbullying. The non-punitive No Bully System® has created bully-free campuses for over 100,000 students:  https://www.nobully.org/

•  EDUTOPIA information pagehttps://www.edutopia.org/article/bullying-prevention-resources

•  CYBER BULLYING: A Complete Resource Guide:  http://backgroundchecks.org/cyber-bullying-helping-the-bullied-stopping-the-bullies.html

•  BULLYING AND SUBSTANCE ABUSEhttps://www.drugrehab.com/guides/bullying/

 


GENDER IDENTITY:

•  THE LOS ANGELES GENDER CENTER provides an environment of support, understanding, and safety while helping people explore issues of gender and sexuality. We specialize in gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexuality, relationships, and intimacy. We collaborate with our clients to embrace the challenges and to celebrate the richness of exploring the multiple facets of their lives:  http://www.lagendercenter.com/index.php

•  GENDER SPECTRUM’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. To accomplish this, we help families, organizations, and institutions increase understandings of gender and consider the implications that evolving views have for each of us: https://www.genderspectrum.org/

BOOKS:

•  Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide For Parents (Irwin Krieger, LCSW)

•  Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender Nonconforming Children (Diane Ehrensaft, PhD)

•  Trans-Kin: A Guide For Family and Friends of Transgender People (Dr. Eleanor A. Hubbard)

 


BOOKS FOR COUPLES:

•  Hold Me Tight (Dr. Sue Johnson)

•  Getting the Love You Want (Harville Hendrix, PhD)

 


GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY:

•  THE GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION OF LOS ANGELES (GPALA) seeks to advance training, research, education, consultation in group psychotherapy. They also have a “Find A Group” feature for the greater Los Angeles area: http://gpala.org/