Family Acceptance Projects helps families to promote well-being & reduce health risks for LGBTQ Children & Youth.
This one-day FREE training is for Santa Clara County providers who work in behavioral health, health care, school-based, out-of-home and faith based settings.
Fall 2020 Dates:
Tuesday October 27th or Monday November 23rd
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Register online at: sccLearn.scc.gov or
The Family Acceptance Project’s research shows that family rejection contributes to serious health risks for LGBTQ youth, including suicidal behavior, depression, illegal drug use, sexual health risks and HIV, while family acceptance helps protect against risk and promote well-being.
This training will provide an overview of key evidence-based approaches and strategies to increase family support for culturally diverse LGBTQ children and youth, and an opportunity to increase skills for working with their families.
After the completion of this training, participants will be able to:
■ Discuss the role of family acceptance and rejection of LGBTQ adolescents on their health and well-being.
■ Describe specific family behaviors that are related to increased health risks for LGBTQ adolescents, including suicidality, substance abuse, depression and HIV, and family behaviors that protect against risk and promote well-being.
■ Discuss Family Acceptance Project® strategies to engage families and to help decrease risk and promote well-being for their LGBTQ children.