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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

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