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Family Acceptance Project: Family Support for LGBTQ Youth

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Lane Community College

4000 East 30th Avenue

Eugene, OR 97405

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Helping diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children to prevent serious health risks and promote well-being

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This training is designed for teachers, behavioral health providers, peer support providers, faith leaders, doctors, and community members who want to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth.

Cost: FREE, lunch included

"Family acceptance literally saves lives. Family Acceptance Project is proud to be at the forefront of launching an international movement to promote family acceptance and build healthy futures for all LGBTQ children and youth.”

- Dr. Caitlin Ryan

Learn about the Family Acceptance Project, the world’s first research, intervention, education and policy initiative that helps diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children to prevent serious health risks and promote well-being. Family rejection increases family conflict that can lead to homelessness, placement in foster care and juvenile justice facilities and even suicide. Family acceptance increases family connectedness and contributes to wellness, self-esteem, and a positive sense of the future for LGBT youth. FAP’s pioneering research and intervention strategies to engage parents, caregivers and other family members as allies to support their LGBTQ children and adolescents have established the critical role of family acceptance in helping to protect against risk and promote well-being for LGBTQ children and youth

Helping diverse families learn how to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children takes resources that touch the heart. Dr. Caitlin Ryan will share videos that show the journey from struggle to support of ethnically and religiously diverse families with LGBT children. These videos are informed by years of research and work to help diverse families support their LGBT children.

She also will work with participants to think through how they can help increase family acceptance and support LGBT youth. Participants will receive family education materials, including newly developed posters that highlight specific rejecting and accepting behaviors that impact transgender and gender non-conforming youth, and develop the skills to use them.

Questions? Contact Annette Marcus at amarcus@aocmhp.org

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