SAMHSA Releases Guide for Helping Families Support Their LGBT Children

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released “A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children” to assist healthcare and social service practitioners in engaging with and helping families support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children. This guide describes the early ages of self-awareness and the coming out process for LGBT youth and discusses the critical role of families in reducing the risks and promoting the well-being of LGBT children. View and download the free resource guide. View and download SAMHSA’s free publication, “Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit."