The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks and to promote well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities.
Our team has put research into practice by developing and implementing the Family Acceptance Project’s Family Support Model - the first of its kind - to prevent health risks, strengthen families and build healthy futures for LGBTQ and gender diverse children and youth. We provide training and consultation on working with diverse families and implementing FAP's evidence-based family support model across the United States and in other countries.
FAP has developed a new multicultural website to help decrease mental health risks and increase family support for LGBTQ youth. Visit our new resource website to find support in your community.
Multilingual Posters on Family Acceptance and Rejection Available for Free Download
Learn about FAP’s Healthy Futures posters that show how family accepting and rejecting behaviors help protect against suicide and promote well-being for LGBTQ youth in 11 language versions in this 2-minute video from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
RESEARCH on family acceptance and rejection and their relationship to health risks and well-being
EDUCATION and TRAINING to decrease risk and promote well-being by increasing family acceptance
FAMILY-ORIENTED SERVICES to help diverse families support their LGBT children
INFORMED PUBLIC POLICY to promote well-being - not just protect from harm
POSTERS to build healthy futures for LGBTQ & gender diverse children & youth
BEST PRACTICE FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION for LGBT youth and multicultural family eduction resource
AWARD-WINNING VIDEOS that model family acceptance and show the journey of diverse families from struggle to support of their LGBT children
WRITING KEY PRACTICE GUIDES to share principles from FAP’s family-based model of wellness, prevention and care to help diverse families to support their LGBT children
BUILDING HEALTHY FUTURES for LGBT children, youth and young adults by increasing family acceptance and support
Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary
Key accomplishments for the Family Acceptance Project® during our first 20 years to establish the field of family acceptance and support for LGBTQ children and youth — from research to practice to informed public policy and evidence-based care. View our 20th Anniversary webpage.
A Few Highlights
Family Video Series
We use these videos in our work to educate and support diverse families with LGBTQ children. These videos are informed by our years of research and work to help diverse families support their LGBTQ children.