Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources for conversations about Sexuality and Gender Identity with Tweens and Teens. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
one for teens and one for adults: these companion books affirm young people in their questions and explorations and empower mentors and care-givers to have open and informed conversations
Austen Hartke, author of Transforming: the Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, offers a Trans Faith Resource list, including:
RECLAIM increases access to mental health support so that queer and trans youth ages 13-25 may reclaim their lives from oppression in all its forms.
Parity helps congregations and faith organizations, clergy, seminarians, denominations and seminaries become more LGBTQ+ sensitive and celebratory.
Find liturgical elements, full liturgies, tips for diversity inclusion, family and loved ones support, and more.
Teaching Outside the Binary is a collection of resources, blog posts, and reading lists to help leaders deconstruct the gender binary, support LGBTQ+ students in learning settings, and create a more inclusive environment for students.
This four-session guide is for middle- and high school youth (confirmation classes or youth groups); for exploring safe and healthy relationships and imparting lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices.
Jennalynn Fung explores What It Means to Be Nonbinary in TeenVogue.
Hope Church (UMC) offers a great list of resources for parents, faith formation leaders, clergy, and allies to create justice, hospitality, and study.
With resources for Trans People, Family Members and Ministry Professionals.
has youth-, parent-, and educator-based sites including short youtube videos on a number of sexuality and gender topics, including for people with different abilities
is a free online sexual education curriculum that meets National Sexuality Education Standards.
Kate Ott’s youtube videos cover a lot of ground from gender equity to dating to language and consent.
Scarleteen’s home page is all about coping with COVID-19 from the perspective of sexual and mental health for young people. They have free text, message board and live chat options for immediate help for kids suffering abuse (which is likely compounded in these stressful and isolating realities), or those feeling depressed, anxious or confused.
is for teens, by teens, with topics ranging from talking about sex in an immigrant family to dating abuse; from abortion to pregnancy; from condoms and safer sex practices to how to talk with doctors or parents – among many others.
UW Milwaukee's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Resource Center shares this excellent primer on pronoun usage.
Mental, chemical and sexual health services for the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV. Their Behavioral Health Clinic offers:
Many judicatories are urging an avoidance of intimate and/or confidential conversations on many online platforms to safeguard vulnerable individuals and maintain healthy boundaries.
The Inter-Group Association of AA for New York, Inc. offers some best practices suggestions here.