Parenting a Transgender or Gender-Expansive Child: How to Protect Your Family Against False Allegations of Child Abuse


  • Parents/potential parents

You may have heard of situations in which teachers or other professionals make child abuse reports against parents who affirm their gender-expansive child. Although there have been a few cases where child protective services fully investigates these allegations, those cases are not common. Understandably, the thought of responding to child abuse allegations can be scary and overwhelming. Although formal investigations are rare, there are concrete preventive steps you can take to be prepared in the unlikely event that you are contacted by child protective services.

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