Date: 8/15/2019, 1:00 pm—5:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Seneca Family of Agencies
This training has been designed by an LGBT family to explore and assess risk and protective factors that impact LGBT individuals and their families. The training is provided in two parts. The first part is the story of how a parent and her teenage children had to navigate the transition of the parent from male to female. Throughout the story, we will identify risk and protective factors for the children, the transitioning parent, and others who might find themselves in similar circumstances, as well as ways mental health professionals can work to amplify protective factors and mitigate risk factors. Part two of the training focuses on family acceptance and how to work with resistant caregivers, since the evidence is clear that by increasing family acceptance, positive outcomes for youth increase dramatically. Our goal is to provide participants with language, ideas, and skills that will lead to positive outcomes for LGBT youth and families.