Friday, 6 September 2013

GLBTQ & Questioning Youth

Children Who Witness Abuse Programs provide a safe space for children and teens. Sexual orientation and gender identity are important issues that can emerge, and counsellors may wish to find resources for themselves, and the youth and caregivers they work with.

The BCSTH Library has these and many other resources on sexual orientation that may be borrowed from the BCSTH Library by members by emailing

For Helping Professions:
  • Creating safe and supportive learning environments: A guide for working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth and families. Edited by Fisher and Komosa-Hawkins, 2013. [Book]
  • Helping teens handle tough experiences : strategies to foster resilience. Jill Nelson and Sarah Kjos, 2008. [Chapter on Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning teens]
  • True selves : understanding transsexualism--for families, friends, coworkers, and helping professionals. Mildred L. Brown, Chloe Ann Rounsley, 2003. [Book]
  • Two-spirit youth speak out! Urban Native Youth Association, 2004. [Online document]
  • Gender Glossary. [Online document]

For Youth:
  • GLBTQ : the survival guide for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning teens.
    Kelly Huegel, 2011 [Book]

For Parents:

Community Resources for Youth:

The BCSTH Library also has resources on the topics of sexuality and sexual role development, violence against GLBTQ youth and adults, and healthy teen relationships, but those are subjects for another blog post. You can search for all our resources the BCSTH Library catalogue.

To borrow library resources, read "First Time Borrowers" if you are one. Please visit the BCSTH Library to learn more about resources and information services developed especially for members of the BC Society of Transition Houses, and contact us for more information.

Deb & Tina, Co-Librarians
BC Society of Transition Houses
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada