Do you have a child who identifies in the LGBTQ community? Parental support and relationships with caregivers play an important role in the lives of their LGBTQ children.
Would you like our support in creating an open and affirming relationship with your LGBTQ child?
Would you like a safe space to navigate your own experiences?
Some tips and suggestions that help families promote their child’s well-being:
- Talk openly with your child or foster child about their LGBTQ identity
- Express affection when your child tells you or when you learn that your child is LGBTQ
- Support your child’s LGBT identity even though you may feel uncomfortable
- Advocate for your child when they are mistreated because of their LGBTQ identity
- Require that other family members respect your LGBTQ child
- Bring your child to LGBTQ organizations or events
- Connect your child with an LGBTQ adult role model to show them options for the future
- Work to make your faith community supportive of LGBTQ members or find a supportive faith community that welcomes your family and LGBT child
- Welcome your child’s LGBTQ friends and partner to your home and to family events and activities
- Support your child’s gender expression
- Believe your child can have a happy future as an LGBTQ adult
- Connecting yourself and/or child with an LGBTQ affirmative therapist to allow space to process feelings and experiences that may be difficult to share
If you are ready to seek support or talk to someone from our staff, we are ready for you. Please follow the button below to continue on your journey.