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Resource Page is still in progress....


  • Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman



Crisis line for trans folks, by trans folks:

  • (877)-565-8860 to reach Trans Lifeline, "a hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people." If you are unable to reach an operator please hang up and dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. For further information please visit:

  • decolonizing trans/gender 101 by b. binaohan
  • The Gender Creative Child by Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
  • A Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein
  • Whipping Girl and Excluded, both by Julia Serano
  • The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals    
  • The Transgender Teen: A Handbook for Parents and Professionals Supporting Transgender and Non-Binary Teens       
  • Gender Failure by Ivan E. Coyote & Rae Spoon

websites/online resources:



  • Are You My Mother?  by Alison Bechdel  - adolescents, adults
  • Fun Home; A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel  -adolescents, adults

Crisis Resources

  • Crisis and Urgent Care: 911

  • Santa Cruz Suicide Prevention Services:   1-877-663-5433

  • Santa Cruz Psychiatric Health Facility:   831-600-2801

  • San Mateo County Mental Health Services
          ACCESS Call Center: Phone: (800) 686-0101

  • Santa Clara County Mental Health Services
          Phone: 1 (800) 704-0900
          Suicide/Crisis Line 1-855-278-4204


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