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Strengthening Families to Prevent Risk & Promote Well-Being for LGBTQ Children & Youth

June 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

With Dr. Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW – Director, Family Acceptance Project®

$20 materials fee (scholarships available) – lunch included – CEU’s PENDING

Register HERE: https://fap.eventbrite.com.auRegistration deadline: May 31, 2018

About Dr. Caitlin Ryan:

Dr. Caitlin Ryan is a clinical social worker & researcher who has worked on LGBTQ health & mental health for more than 40 years, with a focus on children, youth and families. Dr. Ryan founded the Family Acceptance Project® in 2002 to conduct the first comprehensive research and develop the first family support model to reduce risk and promote well-being for LGBTQ children and youth – in the context families, cultures and faith communities. Her work has established the field of family acceptance for LBTQ youth.

Dr. Ryan has provided education and training for more than 85,000 providers, families and religious leaders on implementing FAP’s family support approach across the U.S. and in other countries. Her work has been recognized by professional, civic, LGBTQ, arts and faith-based groups and is changing how LGBTQ children are nurtured and cared for across systems of care.

About the Training:

Family rejection contributes to 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. is 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 discuss working with families in a range of work settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how family acceptance and rejection contributes to risk and well-being for LGBTQ youth.
  • Describe specic family behaviors that are related to increased health risks for LGBTQ adolescents, including suicidality, substance abuse, homelessness and HIV, and family behaviors that help protect against risk and promote well-being.
  • Discuss Family Acceptance Project® strategies to engage families and to help decrease risk and increase well-being and family connectedness for their LGBTQ children.
  • Identify one to three specic change(s) each participant will make to implement this new information with children, youth and young adults.

Who Should Attend: Health, mental health & school-based providers, educators, families, social workers, youth workers, religious leaders, and out-of-home providers (child welfare, juvenile justice, and homeless programs)

Find more information here! or Contact cfischer@centromn.org


June 2, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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