Trans and gender diverse support referral matrix
Susanne Prosser, Australia, August 2019
This matrix contains suggestions for websites and organisations in each state that can help you in furthering your understanding about supporting trans and gender diverse people.
Making appropriate and culturally safe referrals is crucial to supporting trans and gender diverse children and their families. One of the biggest issues they face is, at best having to educate health professionals, and at worst, having to challenge discriminatory practices. Making an initial phone call to ensure the service is an appropriate referral is good practice. Practitioners should also check in with the child and family on follow up visits to ensure that the service is providing adequate support.