Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, MFTs

Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children


Course Description: This course 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 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children. These practice guidelines for engaging diverse families assist to decrease LGBT children’s risk for suicide, homelessness, HIV and other negative outcomes and to promote well-being.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the critical role of families in reducing risk and promoting well-being among LGBT children
  • Describe how to help families to decrease risk and increase well-being for LGBT children

Course Components:

  • Online text (included)
  • Multiple choice online exam (included)
  • Electronic certificate of completion (free)

Course Credit(s): 1 CE Credit or Hour

Course Format: Online Text (format of this course is noninteractive)

Course Schedule: Self-paced

Course Author(s): Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

Content Publisher(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Course Author(s) Qualifications:

Dr. Ryan is the Director of the Family Acceptance Project. Dr. Ryan is a clinical social worker who has worked on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) health and mental health for nearly 40 years. Her work has been acknowledged by many groups, including the American Psychiatric Association, the National Association of Social Workers, the American Psychological Association, Division 44 that gave her the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for groundbreaking research on LGBT youth and families, and many other groups.

Course Level: Beginning/Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced

CEmobile, LLC, #1558, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CEmobile, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2017 – 05/02/2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.
Social workers participating in this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education clock hours.

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