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Fostering Family Acceptance with Parents and Caregivers of LGBTQ Youth


Research has shown what sexual minority and gender diverse community members have always known: families and caregivers play a critical role in wellbeing and lifelong health for LGBTQ+ young people. Family acceptance and support can be an enormous asset to a youth who is struggling; likewise, family rejection can have devastating effects in physical and emotional health, future orientation, risk behaviors, and resilience. Learn more about the evidence that strong family support in adolescence matters for a happy and healthy LGBTQ adulthood, as well as intervention strategies and tips for working with rejecting families.



  • Explore shifting demographics and emerging trends within LGBTQ+ youth populations.
  • Identify which caregiver behaviors may be received as rejecting, affirming, and embracing, and describe how family attitudes directly impact health outcomes for LGBTQ+ Youth.
  • Develop strategies to nurture family acceptance and support caregivers as they adapt.




Kate Bishop, MSSA, Education Coordinator at the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton, is a seasoned professional development trainer with expertise in working with LGBTQ populations, sexual and reproductive health care, adolescent development, intimate partner violence, and sexual trauma. She is certified as a trainer through GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) as well as SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). Before joining the Chase Brexton team, she developed the capacity building program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s STAR TRACK Adolescent HIV program, providing cultural responsiveness trainings for agencies that serve sexual minority youth of color. Ms. Bishop holds a Bachelor of Arts in Gender Studies from Hiram College and a Masters in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University.


Starts: Jun. 27, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Jun. 27, 2024 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 27, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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