The Family Acceptance Project: Family Support for LGBTQ Youth

12 Mar 2019

90by30 is proud to be a cosponsor of The Family Acceptance Project: Family Support for LGBTQ Youth. This training on April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Lane Community College features Dr. Caitlin Ryan and is designed for teachers, behavioral health providers, peer support providers, faith leaders, doctors, and community members who want to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ youth.

Attendees will learn about the Family Acceptance Project, the world’s first research, intervention, education and policy initiative that helps diverse families learn to support their LGBTQ children to prevent serious health risks and promote well-being. Family rejection increases family conflict that can lead to homelessness, placement in foster care and juvenile justice facilities and even suicide. Family acceptance increases family connectedness and contributes to wellness, self-esteem, and a positive sense of the future for LGBTQ youth.

This is a free event sponsored by the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide, 90by30, and the Family Acceptance Project. Lunch is included. Please register on Eventbrite - and register soon, because spots are filling up quickly!