Publications, Training and Resource Materials
Findings will be used for a wide variety of purposes for policymakers, families and providers to improve the health and well-being of youth and their families. We will publish key publications to make this information available to families and providers, including a Guide to Strengthening Families of LGBT Youth, guidelines for child welfare agencies for addressing school victimization and family education materials.
We will also develop resources for providers that will target health, mental health, school-based and family service providers, child welfare and juvenile justice staff who work with adolescents and families.
Key information from our research on how families can help support their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) children. These family education booklets have been designated as a “Best Practice” resource for suicide prevention for LGBT people by the national Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.
Faith-based Family Education Information
For the first time, researchers have established a clear link between rejecting behaviors of families towards lesbian, gay and bisexual adolescents and negative health problems in early adulthood
Published in the January 2009 issue of Pediatrics, journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Family Acceptance of LGBT Youth Protects Against Suicide, Depression & Substance Abuse and Predicts Better Health & Self-Esteem
School Bullying, Violence Against LGBT Youth Linked with Suicide Risk, HIV & STDs in Young Adulthood
School Victimization of Gender-Nonconforming LGBT Youth Linked with Depression and Quality Of Life In Adulthood
Gay-Straight Alliances in School Benefit Health, Education of LGBT Young Adults
First guidelines for policy and practice for serving LGBT youth in child welfare and juvenile justice settings. Written by experts in the field and published by the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) as part of their Best Practices series, this book is based on the work of the Model Standards Project and research from the Family Acceptance Project informed and framed the guidelines.