Transgender Youth


Idaho Moves Toward Making Gender-Affirming Care for Youth a Felony

Idaho State Capitol. Photo, Idaho State Legislature
An Idaho bill to criminalize gender-affirming healthcare for transgender minors overwhelmingly passed in the House, and now heads to the state Senate.  Arkansas and Alabama have already passed similar legislation and are both in court with the Biden administration over the controversial laws. 

Life Altered for One Texas Family Determined to Protect Transgender Child


Top Stories of 2022: States Target Transgender Youth and Their Families

In 2022, The Imprint reported on state policies that used child protective services to target transgender youth and their families.

California Governor to Decide on Family Reunification Bills, and More


California Governor to Decide on Family Reunification Bills, and More

Bills on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk aim to prevent foster care removals due to poverty, better protect LGBTQ youth and reduce racial disparities.

Texas resumes investigations into parents of trans children, families’ lawyers confirm


Texas Resumes Investigations into Parents of Trans Children, Families’ Lawyers Confirm

Lawyers representing families under investigation said they heard from the agency Thursday about continuing the investigations that had previously been halted by a statewide injunction.

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The Ethics of Working Amid Family Un-Friendly Policies

When government policies hold a group in disfavor, the child welfare community can do more to speak up for families, writes Paul DiLorenzo.

Texas Supreme Court allows child abuse investigations into families of transgender teens to continue


Texas Supreme Court Allows Child Abuse Investigations into Families of Transgender Teens to Continue

The state child welfare agency in Texas can once again investigate families that provide gender-affirming care


    Trans Youth at Risk in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice Systems

    A year after her release from the juvenile justice system in West Texas, Lydia* still struggles to sleep through the night. “I wake up because I’m not sure I’m in my room, and I think there’s someone trying to hurt me, like what happened when I was gone,” she said.


    Transgender Foster Youth Bill to be Heard Tomorrow

    By Dominic Uyeda Imagine a 17-year-old, with long blonde hair, wearing a dress and makeup, being driven to a foster care group home. Once there, she will be sharing a room with two teenage boys, living in a house with all males.