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

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. This 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 specific 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
  • Identify one to three specific change(s) each participant will make to implement this new information with children, youth and young adults


  • Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 9:00am – 5:00pm (lunch included)
  • Location: Urban Research & Outreach-Engagement Center – University of MN Extension
  • 2001 Plymouth Ave. North, Minneapolis – Parking is available
  • $20 materials fee (scholarships available) – CEU’s PENDING
  • Register here: – Registration deadline: May 31, 2018

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