Course Agenda

    1. Instructions

    1. Pretest Instructions

    2. Pretest

    1. Course Overview

    1. Print Posttest Study Guide

    2. Introduction

    3. Required Video: Things LGBTQ+ People Wish Their Parents Knew (3:06 minutes)

    4. A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children

    5. Required Video: Supporting LGBTQ Youth and Parents in Child Welfare Systems (4:08 minutes)

    6. Required Video: Parents of Transgender Youth Have Important Advice for New Parents Starting Their Journey (5:50 minutes)

    7. Recommended Video: TED Talks—Walking Through the World Non-binary (11:56 minutes)

    1. Resources for Practitioners

    2. Resources for Parents

    1. Posttest

About this course

  • $18.00
  • 15 lessons

Course Details

Course Description

The course content was developed around the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) publication “A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children,” written by Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW. This 18-page publication provides practice guidelines for engaging diverse families to decrease their LGBTQ+ children’s risk for suicide, homelessness, HIV, and other negative outcomes and to promote well-being, based on research and core principles from the San Francisco State University Family Acceptance Project.® The goal of this guide is to help practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. To complete the course, readers access online content, view several short-web-based video clips, and read the SAMHSA publication before taking the online posttest.

Target Audience

This course was written for social workers, behavioral health practitioners, and other service providers who are interested in research and resources related to helping families to support their LGBTQ+ children and adolescents.

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, registrants will be able to do the following:

  • Identify the critical role of families in reducing risk and promoting the well-being of LGBTQ+ children.
  • Identify the core assumptions of the San Francisco State University Family Acceptance Project.
  • Identify several key approaches that can help families learn to support their LGBTQ+ children.
  • Identify resources for practitioners and families.

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