Transgender Youth

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) applauds President Obama’s actions to protect the rights of transgender students as part of U.S. public schools’ obligations under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Administration’s new guidance affirms NASP’s long-standing position on necessary policies and practices to support the safety and well-being of all students, including those who are transgender and gender diverse. We are hopeful that this guidance and the accompanying resources regarding emerging practices will result in all school districts adopting the essential policies and practices that ultimately contribute to safe and supportive school environments for all students.

NASP looks forward to supporting school psychologists, other school leaders, and public officials in developing and implementing policies and practices that respect the rights of transgender and gender diverse students. Resources to help in this effort are available below.

Policy Documents

Professional Development Resources

Publications and Research

Resources From Allied Organizations

Title IX Press Release

Download a PDF version of NASP’s press release applauding President Obama’s actions to protect the rights of transgender students.

New From NASP: Allies for All

Use this digital collection of resources to learn about the needs and experiences of LGBTQI2-S youth.