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NCJ Number: 126431 Find in a Library
Title: Adolescent Transsexual in a Juvenile Corrections Institution: A Case Study
Journal: Child and Youth Care Quarterly  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:(Spring 1990)  Pages:21-29
Author(s): T J Kahn
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 9
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The ethical, therapeutic, moral, and legal questions raised by juvenile transsexuals' presence in correction institutions are presented.
Abstract: The case information and clinical impressions of a male-to-female adolescent transsexual who spent three years in a juvenile corrections institution forms the basis of the presentation of the problems which transsexuals present to the correctional system. Attention to privacy, networking with other agencies, and continuing education for the staff and disclosure to other residents and parents are recommended as the means which can result in overall high levels of acceptance and easier administration of this situation. 6 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Juvenile facility management; Multiproblem juveniles
Index Term(s): Coeducational corrections facilities; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Sexual behavior
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