Updates and Action Alerts
A Surgeon General’s Advisory is a public statement that calls the American people’s attention to an urgent public health issue and provides recommendations for how it should be addressed. Advisories are reserved for significant public health challenges that need the nation’s immediate awareness and action. This Advisory offers recommendations for supporting the mental health of children, adolescents, and young adults. While many of these recommendations apply to individuals, the reality is that people have widely varying degrees of control over their circumstances. As a result, not all recommendations will be feasible for everyone. That’s why systemic change is essential. The Advisory includes essential recommendations for the institutions that surround young people and shape their day-to-day lives—schools, community organizations, health care systems, technology companies, media, funders and foundations, employers, and government. They all have an important role to play in supporting the mental health of children and youth. For additional background and to read other Surgeon General’s Advisories, visit SurgeonGeneral.gov.
“The Academy on Violence and Abuse strongly opposes the actions by the State of Texas, or any State, to withhold, or to criminalize, gender-affirming care for children and adolescents. Countless studies and peer-reviewed articles have shown the benefits of this care. To withhold it is medical neglect, and constitutes emotional child abuse, by the state’s own definition; the emotional harm to persons denied care is well documented…” View Statement.
|State Action Center | National Center for Transgender Equality transequality.org|
Learn more about priorities for the 2022 legislative session. Check back for updates or get an email from NCTE when there is an urgent action needed in your state. Jump to your state by clicking below: Alabama || Arizona || Florida || Georgia || Indiana || Mississippi || Missouri || South Dakota || Tennessee || Virginia Alabama SB 184 / HB 266Type of Bill: Trans Youth Health
|Legislative Tracker: Anti-Transgender Legislation – Freedom for All AmericansFreedom for All Americans freedomforallamericans.org View a list of legislation, organized alphabetically by state, in the below chart. Click on the bill to read more information about it.|