Engaging and Supporting LGBTQ Youth and Families: Best Practices and Important Considerations for Health Centers

Engaging and Supporting LGBTQ Youth and Families: Best Practices and Important Considerations for Health Centers


Publication Date: March 2, 2016


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For health centers caring for youth and adolescents, navigating the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity can be challenging, particularly with respect to ensuring and preserving privacy and confidentiality. This document describes the health center's role in caring for LGBTQ youth and their families, including strategies for having important conversations, creating a welcoming and safe environment, and utilizing technology to keep youth engaged. This document includes brief case studies, a glossary of terms, and a resource list. Health center team members across the country contributed to this document by kindly sharing their wisdom, experience, and ah-ha moments with readers who want to gain competency in caring for LGBTQ youth and families.

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Engaging and Supporting LGBTQ Youth and Families: Best Practices and Important Considerations for Health Centers

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