DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
Caitlin C. Ryan, PhD, ACSW
Director, Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco State University
Critical Role of Families in Preventing Risk and Promoting Well-Being of LGBT Children, Youth & Young Adults
Thursday Nov. 6, 2014, 12:00noon-1:00pm
Coleman Building – 956 Court Ave. – South Auditorium– Rm. A137
Following this activity, the participants should be able to:
- Discuss the role of family acceptance and rejection in promoting risk for suicide, substance abuse, depression, HIV and other serious health risks and in promoting well-being for LGBT young people.
- Identify specific family rejecting behaviors that are related to increased risk and family accepting behaviors that help protect LGBT youth from risk and promote well-being.
- Discuss Family Acceptance Project strategies and resources to help ethnically and religiously diverse families and caregivers to support their LGBT children to prevent risk and to promote positive outcomes for LGBT children, youth and young adults.
DISCLOSURE: Dr. Ryan has no relevant financial relationships. She will not be discussing any off-label uses of products.
Accreditation: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate only with the extent of their participation.
Dr. Ryan is a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work and received her clinical training with children and adolescents in inpatient psychiatric, community mental health and psycho educational programs. Her contribution to Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) health has spanned nearly 40 years through early community development, program implementation, education, research, policy and systems change.