A practitioner's resource guide: Helping families to support their LGBT children

Date: 2014
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Manual
Author:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

This resource guide offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children. Research has shown that compared to LGBT young adults who reported high levels of family rejection during adolescence were 8.4 times more likely to report having attempted suicide.
 

Populations:  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and/or Transgender People
About Suicide:  Suicidal Thoughts and Behavior, Risk and Protective Factors, Behavioral Health Disorders