Note, the first two points can be perfectly normal for children growing up and may not therefore be a sign of gender dysphoria
An in-depth assessment will be needed with the child, but most important is family and friend support at this time. Not all children with gender dysphoria require medical intervention and this can be a sensitive issue.
Our tutors are made aware of gender dysphoria and how to be sensitive to the student’s individual needs in line with the person-centred Bright Heart Approach.
Most important is the warm and accepting space our tutors provide for these students. Our tutors are aware that they should not make conversation which expresses gender stereotypes. They also focus on being patient and receptive. There are often confidence and self-esteem issues with these students. Our tutors therefore strive to develop trust during the lessons. We have found this rapport is much needed in order to make progress academically.