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Dr. Robert Rees, co-author, and former Mormon bishop: “Supportive Families, Healthy Children will save lives, keep families together and give Church leaders a apparatus for assisting families support their LGBT sons, daughters and other family
San Francisco, CA Jun 16, 2012
FAMILY ACCEPTANCE PROJECT RELEASES FAMILY EDUCATION MATERIALS TO HELP MORMON FAMILIES SUPPORT THEIR LGBT CHILDREN
1st “BEST PRACTICE” RESOURCES FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION FOR LGBT MORMONS
For some-more than a decade, a Family Acceptance Project (FAP) during SF State University has been study a impact of family acceptance and rejecting on a health, mental health and contentment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people and building research-based tools, resources and interventions to assistance different families support their LGBT children. This includes building culturally and linguistically suitable resources to forestall vicious disastrous outcomes like suicide, HIV and homelessness and to foster well-being, and assisting families change deeply hold values and beliefs with adore for their LGBT children. The initial of these faith-based family preparation resources – Supportive Families, Healthy Children: Helping Latter-day Saint Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Children – was published currently by a Family Acceptance Project.
One of a many severe issues for many families is training how to support their LGBT children in a context of eremite and informative values. The Family Acceptance Project has been operative with families from a far-reaching operation of informative and eremite backgrounds to rise a array of family preparation materials formed on FAP’s groundbreaking research that shows that family usurpation and rejecting behaviors are related with both vicious health and mental health problems and contentment in immature adulthood.
Written by FAP Director Dr. Caitlin Ryan, a clinical amicable workman with scarcely 40 years of research and use knowledge on LGBT health and mental health, and Dr. Bob Rees, a former Mormon Bishop who teaches Mormon Studies during Graduate Theological Union, this is a initial research-based educational apparatus to assistance Mormon families support their LGBT children. As with other family preparation booklets from a Family Acceptance Project, Supportive Families, Healthy Children has been designated as a 1st “Best Practice” apparatus for suicide impediment for LGBT people by a inhabitant Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention and is a usually such apparatus for Latter-day Saint (Mormon) families. The Best Practices Registry, concurrent by a Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) and a American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), maintains an expert-reviewed collection of authorized “best practices” to forestall suicide that residence specific aims of a inhabitant suicide impediment devise and have met design review criteria.
Said, Dr. Caitlin Ryan, Director of a Family Acceptance Project: “Many parents and families consider they have to select between a happy child and their deeply hold beliefs – a choice no parent should ever have to make. We wrote this pamphlet to uncover Mormon families what a constrained research has found – how families conflict to their LGBT children unequivocally matters. This pamphlet provides critical, specific information on how to support LGBT children and youth, how to build their self-respect and well-being, revoke their risk for suicide, piece abuse, HIV and homelessness and keep their faith. Our wish is that each Mormon parent, bishop, and eremite personality reads it and uses it.”
Dr. Robert Rees, co-author, teacher and former Mormon bishop, noted: “Supportive Families, Healthy Children will save lives, keep families together and give Church leaders a apparatus for assisting families support their LGBT sons, daughters and other family members. This pamphlet and a research that supports it symbol a initial of a brighter day for Latter-day Saint families and congregations.”
The newly-released chronicle of Supportive Families, Healthy Children for Latter-day Saint families is accessible for download on a FAP website at: //familyproject.sfsu.edu/publications”>http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/publications Printed copies are accessible for placement from a Family Acceptance Project in orders of any size. FAP provides superintendence and training on regulating these materials and FAP’s research-based understanding family intervention indication and other resources and tools. Contact fap(at)sfsu(dot)edu to obtain printed versions and for information on conference and training.
Information on Supportive Families, Healthy Children’s “Best Practice” nomination for suicide impediment is accessible on a Best Practices Registry’s webpage hosted by a Suicide Prevention Resource Center during //www.sprc.org”>http://www.sprc.org .
About a Family Acceptance Project
The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, preparation and process beginning that is designed to: 1) urge a health, mental health, and contentment of LGBT children and adolescents; 2) strengthen and assistance ethnically and religiously different families to support their LGBT children; 3) assistance LGBT girl stay in their homes to forestall homelessness and a need for custodial caring in a foster care and youthful probity systems; 4) surprise open process and family policy; and 5) rise a new evidence-based, family indication of wellness, prevention, and caring to foster contentment and diminution risk for LGBT youth. For some-more information, greatfully visit: //familyproject.sfsu.edu/”>http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/
CONTACT: Cathy Renna during 917-757-6123 or cathy(at)rennacommunications(dot)com
Article source: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/6/prweb9607411.htm
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