Helping Families to Support their LGBT Children (1 Credit Hour)

Program Summary:  This course describes a family-oriented approach to services and care for families with LGBT children and adolescents.  It provides information about when children begin to identify as LGBT, describes the relationship between rejecting behaviors from families and health risks for LGBT children, and it provides seven practical approaches to help practitioners work with families with LGBT children.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Reading: A Practitioner’s Resource Guide:  Helping Families Support Their LGBT Children

Publisher:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Find the reading at:  http://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/PEP14-LGBTKIDS.pdf

Program Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by describing a family oriented approach to services for and care for families with LGBT children.

Learning Objectives:  Define basic terms and facts related to sexual orientation and gender identity.  Describe the relationship between rejecting behaviors from families and the health risks for LGBT children.  Identify practical approaches to help practitioners work with families with LGBT children.

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1: Historically, services for LGBT youth were designed with what goal in mind?
 
 
 
 
2: Which of the following is NOT an example of the new family-oriented approach to families with LGBT children and adolescents?
 
 
 
 
3: Which of the following is the best definition of the term 'Sexual Orientation'?
 
 
 
 
4: Which of the following is the best definition of the term 'Gender Identity'?
 
 
 
 
5: Which of the following is the best definition of the term 'Gender Expression'?
 
 
 
 
6: Which of the following is the best definition of the term 'Gender Non-Conforming'
 
 
 
 
7: Which of the following is the best definition of the term 'Transgender'?
 
 
 
 
8: In general, at what age do young people report having their first 'crush' or attraction for another person?
 
 
 
 
9: On average, when do adolescents self-identify as LGB?
 
 
 
 
10: Fill in the blank:  Gender identity is expressed at early ages, most often by age ____.
 
 
 
 
11: Family rejection of LGBT teens and adolescents is associated with higher rates of _________.
 
 
 
 
12: Which of the following is NOT a core assumption of the family acceptance project?
 
 
 
 
13: A family oriented approach to families with LGBT children asks families to understand that their is  a powerful relationship between the words, actions and behaviors of parents and caregivers with _________.
 
 
 
 
14: If a parent responds to an LGBT child by trying to prevent them from having LGBT friends or learning more about their LGBT identity, the child experiences this as ________.
 
 
 
 
15: Educating families about sexual orientation and gender identity is an example of which part of the approach to working with families with LGBT children?
 
 
 
 
16: How much more likely is a child from a family who moderately rejects their sexual orientation to report having attempted suicide at least once?
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.