Critical Role of Families in Reducing Risk and Promoting Well-being for LGBT Youth
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s)
• Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW
• Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW
Compelling research from the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) shows that families have a dramatic impact on their LGBT children’s health, mental health and well-being. This research shows that family acceptance helps promote well-being and protects against risk, while family rejection is related to serious health and mental health concerns in young adulthood, including depression, attempted suicide, illegal drug use and risk for HIV. FAP’s work is changing how LGBT youth are served across disciplines and systems of care by developing a critical new family approach to wellness, prevention and care. This webinar will discuss some of the research, resources and intervention strategies being developed by FAP to help ethnically and religiously diverse families support their LGBT children.
1 Social Work CE will be provided.