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Structures of Acceptance: Family & Community

Course Description

Family acceptance affects the physical health, mental health and well-being of LGBTQ youth and adults. Family acceptance prevents serious health risks including suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness and it promotes well-being for LGBTQ youth and adults. Family rejection, often due to religious beliefs, results in the high rates of homelessness for LGBTQ youth. Studies indicate that 40% of homeless youth are LGBTQ. Therefore, equality programs must possess a comprehensive understanding of the impact of family acceptance and family rejection upon LGBTQ youth and adults.

Registration Fee: $400

Topics Include

Cultural frameworks

Implicit Biases

Multi-cultural frameworks of understanding families

Best practices in Intercultural Care

Family-centered care of an individual

Healing from the trauma experienced from family rejection

Psychotherapy with gender and sexual minorities

Identifying and working with Trust agents and gatekeepers in marginalized communities to offer mental health services

Thought Leaders

Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco, CA, Family Acceptance

Rev. Marian Edmonds-Allen

Parity, New York City, NY, Family Acceptance

Seminar Details

Price

 $400 for this module

Who?

The Certificate in LGBTQ Leadership was designed for  mission-driven individuals. aspiring leaders. teachers. and community activists committed to allying with LGBTQ communities.

Location

Seminar participants meet over the Internet using browser-based conferencing software.

Period

1/1/20 –  2/1/20 M/W

Times

5:00p-6:30p Pacific Time

Delivery

Online modules are delivered through the Zoom conferencing system on the Internet. These meetings are live / synchronous. All participants are visible to each other and engage in the conversations through the system.

OUTCOMES

BUILD A CASE FOR CHANGE

Demonstrate understanding of diverse family structures/types and best practices for interaction

FIND YOUR TRIBE

Discuss conversion/reparative therapy, its many different names, and how it is presented to families

TELL YOUR STORY

Analyze how family acceptance and/or family rejection impact the health of an LGBTQ person

ORGANIZE ACTION

Analyze how socio-cultural values impact family dynamics and acceptance/rejection

CONNECT AND SHARE

From digital relationships to personal connection and spiritual leadership, learn the many ways you can connect with others to spur your vision.

APPLY YOUR LEARNING

Design a training approach for non-discrimination, inclusion, and diversity policies

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CONNECT AND SHARE

Discuss best practices for handling of confidential information and connecting LGBTQ+ individuals to “permanent” families

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