A Parent and Carer’s Resource: Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child” is a helpful guide developed by Cara-Friend to assist parents and carers in supporting their child or young person who questions their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. This resource aims to provide parents and carers with a better understanding of LGBTQ+ terminology, issues, and experiences.
The resource is divided into two sections. The first section focuses on building knowledge and awareness of LGBTQ+ young people, covering topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity, and coming out. The second section provides practical tips and measures for parents and carers to demonstrate understanding and acceptance of their LGBTQ+ child.
By equipping parents and carers with the necessary knowledge and tools, this resource empowers them to engage in open and supportive conversations with their child. It encourages parents and carers to listen to their child, ask questions, and create an environment where their child’s self-identification is respected.
“A Parent and Carer’s Resource: Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child” serves as a valuable guide, promoting inclusivity, acceptance, and support for LGBTQ+ young people within the family unit.
Section 1: A Better Understanding of LGBTQ+ Young People
- What do we mean by LGBTQ+?
- Issues faced by LGBTQ+ young people
- What is sexual orientation?
- What is gender identity?
- What does transgender mean?
- Coming Out
Section 2: How to Support Your LGBTQ+ Child
- Responding to Your Child Coming Out
- If Your Child Hasn’t Come Out Yet
- Additional Support From LGBTQ+ Organisations
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