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Michigan State Board of Education. 2016. State Board of Education statement and guidance on safe and supportive learning environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students. Lansing, MI: Michigan Department of Education, 9 pp.

Annotation: These voluntary guidelines are intended to support schools in creating an inclusive environment for all students in Michigan. Contents include best practice strategies for school districts to create a supportive learning environment with specific guidance on supporting transgender and gender nonconforming students. Definitions are included.

Contact: Michigan State Board of Education, 608 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48909, Telephone: (517) 373-3324 Web Site:,4615,7-140-5373---,00.html Available from the website.

Keywords: Bullying, Child health, Child safety, Civil rights, Health promotion, Homosexuality, Injury prevention, Learning, Michigan, Nonconformity, Policy development, Protective factors, Risk factors, School districts, Schools, Sex characteristics, Sex role, Sexual harassment, Students, Violence prevention, Work force

University of Michigan Health System, Adolescent Health Initiative. 2015. Voices of transgender adolescents in healthcare. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Health System, Adolescent Health Initiative, 1 video.

Annotation: This video for health professionals and staff offers perspectives from transgender and gender non-conforming youth about their experiences and what they want from the health care system.

Contact: University of Michigan Health System, Adolescent Health Initiative, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A6, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2197, Telephone: (734) 998-2034 Fax: (734) 998-2213 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Gender discrimination, Health services delivery, Personal narratives, Sex characteristics, Sex role, Training, Young adults

Winter C. 2012. Responding to LGBT health disparities. St. Louis, MO: Missouri Foundation for Health, 39 pp. (Health equity series)

Annotation: This paper explores experiences among individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender that may impact their ability to lead healthy lives. The paper concludes with a review of current policies in Missouri, and offers recommendations for achieving greater health equity and improved health outcomes for all Missourians.

Contact: Missouri Foundation for Health, 415 S. 18th Street, Suite 400, St. Louis, MO 63103-2269, Telephone: (314) 345-5500 Secondary Telephone: (800) 655-5560 Fax: (314) 345-5599 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Barriers, Equal opportunities, Homosexuality, Missouri, Public policy, Sex role, State initiatives

National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Network for Youth, Lambda Legal, National Center for Lesbian Rights. 2009. National recommended best practices for serving LGBT homeless youth. Washington, DC: National Alliance to End Homelessness, 16 pp.

Annotation: This brief presents recommendations for employees, administrators and supervisors, and youth workers in agencies and nonprofit organizations to increase their competency in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender adolescents and young adults. Recommendations for improving practices, organizational culture, and residential services are included.

Contact: National Alliance to End Homelessness, 1518 K Street, N.W., Suite 410, Washington, DC 20005, Telephone: (202) 638-1526 Fax: (202) 638-4664 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Competence, Homeless persons, Homosexuality, Organizational change, Program improvement, Residential programs, Sex roles, Sociocultural factors, Young adults

Ryan C. 2009. Supportive families, healthy children: Helping families with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender children. San Francisco, CA: San Francisco State University, Family Acceptance Project, 17 pp.

Annotation: This booklet provides information on ways that families can support children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and decrease their risk for serious health and mental health problems in adulthood. Topics include how family rejection affects children's health and mental health and how family acceptance protects against risk behaviors. Information on how families can advocate for their children and connect them to resources is also included. The booklet is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. A faith-based (Mormon) version is also available.

Contact: San Francisco State University, Family Acceptance Project, 3400 16th Street, #301, San Francisco, CA 94103, E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Asian language materials, Child development, Children, Families, Family support services, Homosexuality, Mental health, Primary prevention, Risk factors, Sex roles, Spanish language materials

Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Council, Kaiser Permanente National Diversity Department . 2004. A provider's handbook on culturally competent care: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered population (2nd ed.). Oakland, CA: Kaiser Permanente, 84 pp.

Annie E. Casey Foundation. 1999. Plain Talk starter kit: A practical guide to community-based programming to reduce teen pregnancy, STDs and HIV/AIDS. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation, 62 pp.

Emihovich C, Herrington CD. 1997. Sex, kids, and politics: Health services in schools. Williston, VT: Teachers College Press, 228 pp.

Annotation: This book examines school health services in case studies of three counties participating in the Florida Supplemental School Health Program. The book gives information on the practical, cultural, and political factors affecting health services in schools. The case studies include descriptions of the projects, ideological issues raised, inter-governmental issues, professional issues, and an impact summary. The book examines the impact of conflicting community values on schools, particularly on health programs. Recommendations for implementing future projects are given.

Contact: Columbia University, Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495 , Telephone: (800) 575-6566 Fax: (802) 864-7626 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8077-3635-X.

Keywords: Case studies, Cultural factors, Florida, School health services, School role, Sexuality education

Deife J. 1996. Man to man. Santa Fe, NM: New Mexico Department of Health and Human Services, New Mexico Outreach, 1 videotape (30 minutes, VHS 1/2 inch), 1 discussion guide (6 pp.).

Annotation: This is a 30 minute documentary videorecording about manhood in New Mexico which centers around role models. It seeks to redefine certain words that have been identified with manhood. The videorecording comes with a brief discussion guide that describes the video, its intended audiences, and its uses. It also presents a list of possible discussion questions for each part of the video.

Contact: New Mexico Outreach, P.O. Box 26110, Santa Fe, NM 87502-6110, Price unknown.

Keywords: Adolescents, Audiovisual materials, Life skills, Males, Role models, Sex role, Videotapes

Kelley M. 1996. Transition to Parenthood: Gender Roles and Distress: [Final report]. Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, 92 pp., plus 183 tables and appendices.

Annotation: This investigation tested a theory of gender role related to distress in married couples during the transition to parenthood. The hypothesis was that couples in parallel marriages (sharing of all responsibilities) will have the lowest risk of psychological distress, and personal and social resources will mediate distress. The theory was tested across social classes and included the contributions of spousal and infant characteristics to parental distress. The women participants were recruited serially from selected health centers affiliated with large health maintenance organizations serving urban populations that are diverse in social class and ethnicity. Men included in the study were at least 18 years of age and were the spouse or partner of a female study participant. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: Web Site: Document Number: NTIS PB97-159578.

Keywords: MCH Research, Mental Health, Parents, Sex Roles, Stress

Schmittroth L, ed. 1995. Statistical record of women worldwide. (2nd ed.). Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1047 pp.

Annotation: This statistical summary presents data that reflect the condition of women, their lives, and their opportunities throughout the world. The preface describes the intent, methodology, and organization of the volume, and provides information on its use. It includes published and non-published data from governmental and non-governmental sources. The individual tables provide source information; a complete list of sources consulted is also included, and detailed indexes are provided. The range of topics covered are: attitudes and opinions; business and economics; crime, law enforcement, and legal justice; domestic life; education; health and medical care; income, spending, and wealth; labor, employment, and occupations; the military; population and vital statistics; public life; religion; sexuality; and sports and recreation.

Contact: Cengage Learning, P.O. Box 6904, Florence, KY 41022-6904, Telephone: (800) 354-9706 Fax: (800) 487-8488 E-mail: Web Site: Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 0-8103-8872-3.

Keywords: Attitudes, Business, Careers, Costs, Crime, Criminal justice system, Data, Demographics, Economic factors, Education, Employment, Family economics, Family income, Family life, Government, Health, Health services, International data, Labor, Law enforcement, Military, Political systems, Religion, Sex role, Sexuality, Sports, Vital statistics, Women, Women's rights

Advocates for Youth. 1995. Life planning education: A youth development program. (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Advocates for Youth, 541 pp.

Annotation: This teaching guide helps educators prepare adolescents in grades 7–12 to make decisions about topics that will affect their lives. It covers the skills and information adolescents need to make transitions from school to adulthood. The guide uses exercises and activities that rely on the experiences of the participants to reinforce the lesson. Chapters cover these topics: self perception and self image; personal, family, and community values; communication; relationships; sexuality; community participation; goal setting; decision making; gender roles; parenting; responding to violence; health care; reducing sexual risks, and employment. The guide includes an evaluation form and lists sources of videotapes. An earlier edition of this title was released in 1989 by the Center for Population Options, which was the publisher's name at that time. It is being revised in 2015. It is also available in Polish, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Contact: Advocates for Youth, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 750, Washington, DC 20036, Telephone: (202) 419-3420 Fax: (202) 419-1448 Web Site: $44.95 plus 20 percent shipping and handling.

Keywords: AIDS, Adolescent parents, Adolescent pregnancy, Adolescents, Communication skills, Decision making, Educational materials, Employment, Family planning, HIV, Health, Interpersonal relations, Life skills, Non English language materials, Parenting, Planning, Problem solving, Resources for professionals, Risk factors, Self concept, Sex role, Sexuality education, Sexually transmitted diseases, Social values, Spanish language materials, Violence prevention

Blumenthal SJ, ed. 1994. Papers and abstracts from the symposium on women's mental health: Issues for the 90s. Journal of Women's Health 3(6):453-497,

Annotation: This reprint contains papers and abstracts focusing on various issues in women's mental health. The papers were originally prepared for a symposium at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in San Francisco, May 25, 1993. The papers focus on gender differences as a contributing factor to other conditions such as: the effect of gender differences on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorders, on the biological and psychosocial factors, on treatment, and on the cause of those differences; on the relations between gender and personality development and psychopathology; on women and depression; on panic disorders and women; and on eating disorders.

Keywords: Conferences, Depression, Eating disorders, Gender bias, Mental disorders, Mental health, Panic disorder, Personality development, Sex role, Treatment, Women

Thevenin T. 1993. Mothering and fathering: The gender differences in child rearing. Garden City Park, NY: Avery Publishing Group., 205 pp.

Annotation: This book emphasizes the fundamentally different approaches and perspectives that men and women bring to parenting. The author wants to clarify the mother's perspective while contrasting it with the father's, hoping that a mutual understanding will result in better parents. Topics include mother parenting versus father parenting, understanding basic gender and parenting differences, the importance of both mothers and fathers, and how to interpret the current childrearing experts.

Keywords: Attitudes, Father child relations, Mother child relations, Parenting, Sex role

Crosby F. 1991. Juggling: The unexpected advantages of balancing career and home for women, their families, and society. New York, NY: Free Press, 269 pp.

Annotation: This book draws on research data and interviews to explore current issues in gender, health and the combination of various life roles for women. The author discusses the costs and benefits of being a working mother, the link between life circumstances and well being or lack of it, how children are faring, and how men fit into the life of women who are juggling different roles.

Keywords: Employment, Families, Gender discrimination, Sex role, Working mothers

Television and Teens Conference. 1990. Television and teens: Health implications. Journal of Adolescent Health Care 11(1):1-106,

Annotation: This issue of the "Journal of Adolescent Health Care" contains background papers and study group reports from a 1988 conference on the effects of television on adolescents. Topics covered include alcohol use, violence, gender roles, sexuality, and nutrition. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Elsevier, Health Sciences Division, 1600 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 1800, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2822, Telephone: (215) 239-3900 Fax: (215) 239-3990 Web Site: Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Alcohol, Nutrition, Sex role, Sexuality, Substance abuse, Television

Gasiorowski J. 1988. Adolescent sexuality and sex education: A handbook for parents and educators. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown Company, 152 pp.

Annotation: This book deals with the controversy which surrounds sex education courses in school systems. The major role of parents in sexual socialization of their children is discussed as well as the family life cycle stage model and the patterns of stress which accompany this particular stage, why parents must be the primary sexuality educators for their children, a comprehensive review of the major studies of adolescent premarital sexual standards and values, an overview of research on adolescent sexual attitudes, and sexual activity and the use or nonuse of contraception by sexually active teenagers. A study of students enrolled in Catholic high schools is also reported with an argument for close cooperation between parents and school officials, school-based human sexuality education programs, the effectiveness of such programs, and a review of the content and methods of some existing programs.

Keywords: Adolescent sexuality, Contraception, Parents, School role, Sexuality education, Socialization

Scales P. [1979]. Sex education and the prevention of teenage pregnancy: An overview of policies and programs in the United States. Washington, DC: Family Impact Seminar , 38 pp.

Annotation: This paper, as part of the Family Impact Seminar's Teenage Pregnancy and Family Impact Study, describes the variety of sex education being offered throughout the country in terms of: 1) the kinds of sex education and family life education being offered, 2) the relationship between families and these problems, and 3) the best guess as to how different institutions and agents can be supportive of sex education and family life education and how such education can reflect the diversity of interests and values of the community. The paper also discusses how the extent, organization, and effectiveness of current approaches to sex education influence adolescent pregnancy.

Contact: Institute for Educational Leadership, 4301 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 2008-2304, Telephone: (202) 822-8405 Fax: (202) 872-4050 E-mail: Web Site: $2.50; prepayment required; make check payable to George Washington University; discounts available for bulk orders.

Keywords: Adolescent pregnancy, Community role, Family life education, Government programs, Government role, Program evaluation, Sexuality education

United Nations. The world's women. New York, NY: United Nations,

Contact: United Nations Publications, Two United Nations Plaza, Room DC2-853, New York, NY 10017, Telephone: (800) 253-9646 Secondary Telephone: (212) 963-8302 Fax: (212) 963-3489 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Academic achievement, Age groups, Asian language materials, Data, Demography, Domestic violence, Economic factors, Education, Environmental health, Family characteristics, Family relations, Fertility, Housing, International data, Leadership, Non English language materials, Political systems, Risk factors, Sex role, Spanish language materials, Women, Women's health, Women's rights, Work force

Williams N, ed. Cultural diversity in American family life. Journal of Family Issues. 16(32):243-405. May 1995,

Annotation: This special issue of the "Journal of Family Issues" is dedicated to the role of family relations within the context of cultural diversity based on racial and ethnic differences. It includes empirical and theoretical articles. Topics covered include family life and racial and ethnic diversity; social support systems for employed African Americans and Anglo-Americans; differences between rural and urban family structures for African Americans; the timing of marriages among Chinese and Japanese Americans; the patterns of care for elderly Mexican Americans; the roles of race, ethnicity, and gender in the perceptions of fairness; and the relationships between the assimilation model, family life, and race and ethnicity and how these relationships affect the care of minority welfare mothers.

Contact: Sage Publications, 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218, Telephone: (805) 499-9774 Secondary Telephone: (800)818-7243 Fax: (805) 499-0871 E-mail: Web Site: $15.00; discounts available for bulk orders; prepayment required for orders under $25.00.

Keywords: Asian Americans, Blacks, Cultural diversity, Elder care, Employment, Ethnic factors, Family characteristics, Family life, Family relations, Family relations, Marriage, Mexican Americans, Moral values, Mothers, Racial factors, Rural population, Sex role, Social values, Urban population, Welfare services, Whites, Women

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.