Engaging Families in Affirming Trauma-Informed Care for LGBTQ Children and Youth
Source: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Resource Type: Documents and Print Media
Audience(s): Health or Mental Health Professional
Focus Population: LGBTQ
Topics: Culturally Responsive Supports, Trauma
Outline techniques for engaging families in affirming treatment and care of their LGBTQ youth, including a review of techniques used within the Family Acceptance Project (FAP) with founder Caitlin Ryan. FAP is an initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBTQ children and youth while using a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help diverse families support their LGBTQ children. Practitioners will examine ways to engage in cultural humility and understanding when engaging families and youth in trauma treatment.