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Supporting LGBT Children and Their Families

Course #: 02-366

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

Research findings have demonstrated the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in the health and well-being of LGBT youth. This brief, intermediate level continuing education course, developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Child Welfare Information Gateway, is intended to help professionals understand the value of these family relationships in providing love, safety, and support. Practical strategies to increase family support as well as specific factors that impact LGBT foster youth and their families are presented.

CE Course Objectives

1. Discuss how the increase in awareness and visibility of LGBT individuals in our society has impacted the lives of LGBT youth.

2. Differentiate between the terms used to describe sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

3. Describe how family acceptance and rejection impact LGBT youth, as well as the family’s role in reducing risk and promoting well-being.

4. Outline practical steps that family members can take to support their LGBT youth.

5. Identify the unique risks that LGBT face in the child welfare system, and the role that foster parents can take in reducing these risks.

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