Resources

K-STEP recommends the following resources for use by educators; medical professionals; friends and family; and transgender people, themselves.

Educators Medical Professionals Families and Friends Transgender People Researchers and Academics

For Educators
TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA)
This site contains a wealth of information for educational professionals on many topics dealing with transgender youth.
 

For Medical Professionals
TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) Located here are links to many papers, policies of professional organizations such as the AMA and the APA, and tools for ehancing the doctor/patient relationship when dealing with transgender patients, especially youth.
   

For Families and Friends of a Transgender Person
TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA) Aimed primarily at parents of transgender youth, this page contains resources for those concerned with family and social situations involving transgender people.
   

For Transgender People
Government Services
Kansas Driver's License
There is an official procedure for changing the gender marker on your driver's license.  Find it here.
Support
Be YOU!
A Youth Group meeting at
The First Congregational
United Church of Christ
700 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan
Join us the 1st and 3rd Sunday every month beginning September 18 from 7-9pm at The First Congregational United Church of Christ- an open and affirming church.  [see poster]
Questions? Contact be.comfortable.being.you@gmail.com

Therapy
Rebecca Culver-Turner, LMFT Rebecca is part of the Kansas State Family Center Transgender Team. She recently located to Topeka and finally got settled with a practice here. She now works at C.A.R.E. Counseling, Inc.  She can be contacted via email or at (785)221-8084.
Personal Services
Barbara's Electrology Clinic
3601 SW 29th St., Suite 205-B
Topeka, KS 66611

785-266-0982
"My experience with t-girls started in the early 1980's when I finally got the courage to ask a client, "are you having some gender things going on?" I didn't know how else to ask this question. She was so relieved that I asked, as she had called another electrologist in town and after explaining her hair removal needs to this electrologist was told that she was "sick"! Subsequent clients have loaned me books and have given me information that allowed me to provide helpful information to other clients. Some of my clients have come in without any resources behind them - they haven't even known where to start with their journey. As a result of my experiences, I feel like I have contributed to the trans-community." 
Spiritual
The Metropolitan Community Church
of Topeka
Sunday Service - 9:55 am
4425 SW 19th St., Topeka, KS  785-272-1442

Directions & Map

Pine Valley Christian Church
Wichita

"We believe a concern for human beings and their dignity is at the heart of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We, therefore, pledge ourselves to recognize all people as children of God and to embrace all as friends and neighbors, without regard to race, national origin, social or financial status, age, sexual orientation or anything else. We will defend victims of injustice and work in their behalf when their basic human rights are denied or threatened. In our congregation and personal lives, we will seek to exemplify a concern and respect for all people, so that the whole family of God can know the abundant life Jesus came to bring."

 

For Researchers and Academics
 
TransYouth Family Allies
Not so long ago, before the founding of TYFA, there existed an almost total vaccuum when it came to information about transgender in general, and transgender children, in particular. In the intervening years many therapists, respected institutions, individual researchers, and even the parents of transgender kids have amassed an almost overwhelming body of information on the topic. In this area of IMATYFA.org we will attempt to gather many of the most relevant research efforts to better help parents and families understand their trans-children and, perhaps, help other researchers in their efforts.