Back To School Resources for Parents, Guardians, and Family Members (CDC)
Are You an Askable Parent?
Provides lesson plans, tips and strategies, background information, and additional resources to help youth-serving professionals create safe space for young people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
American Psychological Association: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Information for those who want to better understand sexual orientation and gender identity.
Coming Out: Information for Parents of LGBTQ Teens
“Coming out” is a lifelong journey of understanding, acknowledging and sharing one’s gender identity and/or sexual orientation with others.
Sexual Attraction and Orientation
Information for parents on how youth experience sexual attraction and orientation, as well as how you as a parent or guardian may feel about and deal with youth on this topic.
Parents, Families, Friends and Allies of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Information about PFLAG’s confidential peer support and education in communities.
Parents’ Influence on the Health of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Teens: What Parents and Families Should Know
Information on how parents can promote positive health outcomes for their LGB teen.
SAMHSA: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children
A resource guide developed to help practitioners who work in a wide range of settings to understand the critical role of family acceptance and rejection in contributing to the health and well-being of adolescents who identify as LGBT.
StopBullying.gov: Information for Parents
Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, here are several resources that may help.
Youth.gov: Electronic Aggression
Increased access to technology has benefits, but it also can increase the risk of abuse.