Gender Atypical Youth: Clinical and Social Issues

  title={Gender Atypical Youth: Clinical and Social Issues},
  author={Douglas C. Haldeman},
  journal={School Psychology Review},
  pages={192 - 200}
Abstract School psychologists must often address the challenges presented by gender atypical youth; for example, girls who are referred to by their peers as “tomboys” and boys who are referred to by their peers as “sissified.” Such children often are the targets of harassment and abuse from peers, as well as being the focus of concern for parents and school personnel. This article summarizes the theoretical and treatment literature in this area, which has historically pathologized the gender… 

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