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.

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American Psychological Association: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Information for those who want to better understand sexual orientation and gender identity.

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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.

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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.

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Parents, Families, Friends and Allies of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

Information about PFLAG’s confidential peer support and education in communities.

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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.

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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.

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Anti-bullying Resources 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.

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Increased access to technology has benefits, but it also can increase the risk of abuse.

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