Service Pathway for Older adolescents in the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) (UK)

Background

The GID service is a nationally commissioned service for gender diverse young people up to the age of 18 years old. Media attention (both national and social) has increased awareness of gender services and momentum in the... [ view full abstract ]

Aim(s)

The aim was to provide 17 year olds with: quicker access to the service, provide an assessment in a limited time-frame, to facilitate decision-making and create progression to adult services and to provide support and... [ view full abstract ]

Main Outcome Measures

The service developments were evaluated by service users and clinicians within GIDS by a semi-structured questionnaire. Data on the impact on service performance in relation to waiting times was drawn from standard service... [ view full abstract ]

Methods

A feedback questionnaire was created for both the young people and parents to complete at the end of the group. The first part of the questionnaire consists of 8 comments relating to group experience, which they are asked to... [ view full abstract ]

Results

The new pathway was developed to meet the unique needs of older adolescents referred to the service. The pathway consists of three stages which allow young people to be introduced to gender services: 1. The first consisted of... [ view full abstract ]

Conclusion

The development of the Older Adolescent pathway has utilised a number of innovations that has provided a valued service to older adolescents and their families. Although contact with the GID service may be brief, the families... [ view full abstract ]

Authors

Laura Charlton (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust), Jo Charsley (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust), Amelia Taylor (Gender Identity Development Service, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

Topic Area

Oral & Poster Topics: Children and adolescents

Session

OS-1B » Children & Adolescents I: Caring for Transgender Youth in various Countries (14:00 - Thursday, 6th April, Atlantic 2)

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