Warrior mom Debi Jackson at Trans-Parenting has passed along this horrifying series of reports about transgender children being taken from their homes by Child Protective Services (CPS) in various states under the guise of “protecting” them. This is a real fear that parents of transgender children face every day of their lives, and I know parents who have to carry with them an entire packet of documents from physicians, psychologists, and attorneys at all times out of fear that a transphobic person or internet troll will lodge a false complaint of child endangerment against them.
CPS cases are judged under a strange set of legal rules, whereby one is presumed guilty until proven innocent, and there are numerous cases of parents losing their children for years, despite being found innocent of any wrongdoing. If you are a parent or relative of a transgender child, or know someone who is, please read and share this series of reports.
Can the Child Welfare System Handle Transgender Children? (Part 1)
Can the Child Welfare System Handle Transgender Children? (Part 2)
Can the Child Welfare System Handle Transgender Children? (Part 3)
Hello, and welcome to the April 2017 Trans Talk Edition of The Tenth Voice! We will have three guests with us on this month’s show from the Children’s Mercy Gender Pathways Clinic, who provide a full suite of beneficial services to transgender children in the Kansas City area. Dr. Jill Jacobson, Chaplain Beth Sonneville, and social worker Kathryn Boman will talk to us about all of the services they provide, the challenges they face, and answer questions from parents, family, and allies of transgender children.
As usual, we will share with you the transgender news and the community calendar update. We do hope you will be able to join us this Saturday, April 22 at 1:00 pm on 90.1 FM KKFI, Kansas City Community Radio! You can also stream the program live on kkfi.org.
The next rehearsal for the Transfinity KC Chorus is this Thursday, April 20th at 7pm. It meets at Country Club Congregational United Church of Christ at 65th & Brookside. For more details, see https://www.facebook.com/events/1938593873041725/?active_tab=discussion.
The next meeting of SOFFA is April 19th and is at 6.30pm in Study Room 115 at Leawood Pioneer Library.
Meetings are open to all friends, family, significant others and allies of trans people. If you can’t make it to a meeting or want more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or message through facebook via https://www.facebook.com/SOFFA.KC