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Helping Families to Support their LGBT Children

Research findings that show the critical role of family acceptance and rejection – and earlier ages of coming out – call for a paradigm shift to serve LGBT children and adolescents in the context of their families.

How can you as a professional best support your LGBT families, or families who have LGBT children? This guide for practioner's aims to increase your understanding and help you support your families. 

Inside, you will find the critical role of families in reducing risk and promoting well being, how to help families decrease risk and increase well being for their LGBT children, how to help right now by increasing family support, and resources for practioners and families. 

Also, you will be able to learn some of the definitions that are common in the LGBT community. 

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