The Supportive Families, Safe Homes training for caregivers uses activities and discussion to build foundational knowledge around healthy child development and the experiences of LGBTQ children and youth. Participants develop deeper levels of empathy and increase skills in supporting any LGBTQ or gender variant children or youth who may be placed with them.
Training Outline - LGBTQ Foundation Curriculum
Unit 1: Introducing Terms
Define key terminology and core concepts around sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity. Practice use of inclusive language.
Unit 2: The Coming-Out Process
Understand the potential benefits and challenges to coming out. Discuss the family’s coming-out process.
Unit 3: Acceptance, Rejection and Health Outcomes of LGBTQ children and youth
Understand the impact of accepting and rejecting behaviors on the health and well-being of LGBTQ children and youth