Different Drummer Family Group
A group for families with transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming young children. teens and young adults.
- As if marching to the beat of a different drummer, gender non-conforming children are just trying to be true to themselves, often at the expense of ridicule and disapproval.
- If you have a child between 3 to 21 years old and these are your concerns, Different Drummer Family Group may be just what you need! This unique group gives you the opportunity to connect with other families like yours and it is a place for your child to meet kids, teens and young adults whose experiences mirror their own.
Resources for Parents
*Yes Institute - Provide training and consultation for community organizations, families, and professionals regarding decreasing suicide in the LGBTQ community via powerful communication.
*Dr. Alejandro Diaz, Pediatric Endocrinology, Niklaus Children's Hospital- 305-662-8368
*Dr. Smith, Dr. Loredo, and Dr. Hernandez, Pediatric Psychiatry, Niklaus Children's Hospital- 305-663-8439
*Miami Dade Public Schools- Gladys Duran, Division of Student Services- 305-995-1778
*Parents, Family, and Friends, of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) in Miami, Florida - 786-763-2559
PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. Meeting held in South Miami. [email protected]
*Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc- Name and gender marker changes- 305-348-3809
*Sunserve- Provides individual, group, and family psychotherapy in Broward County as well as job placement nd other assistance for the LGBTQ community and their families.
*The Alliance for LGBTQ Youth- For youth ages 13 to 17 and their families. Group Therapy in the schools. Family Therapy and Individual Therapy in the homes. 305.899.8087
Books Recommended by Kids for Kids
I Am Jazz
by Jessica Hershel, Jazz Jennings, & Shelagh McNicholas
My Princess Boy
by Cheryl Kilodavis
Books Recommended by Parents for Parents
Always My Child: A Parent's Guide to Understanding YTour Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter
By Kevin Jennings & Pat Shapiro
Available at Amazon.com
The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals
by Stephanie A Brill & Rachel Pepper
Available at Amazon.com
Audible, and CD
Also version for Transgender Teens
Videos for Parents
These videos are posted for ADULTS ONLY and are meant to begin your research into this topic.
Estos videos son para ADULTOS y es un lugar donde empezar su estudio de esta información.
El Dificil Camino de Apoyar a un Hijo Trangenero
20/20, ABC News