Author: Michael Balkow
The idea of being transgender is now a fundamental element of modern society, but it is still poorly understood. In this helpful summary of recent research and thinking Michael Balkow offers social workers an initial guide to some of the key ideas and debates in order that they can adapt their practice.
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The publisher is the Centre for Welfare Reform.
Transgender Children and Social Work © Michael Balkow 2019.
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