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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+)

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Resources on the LGBTQI+ population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.

  • SAMHSA Behavioral Health Resources

    • Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth is a report that presents therapeutic practices related to youth, and sexual orientation and gender identity. These practices are based on research, clinical expertise, and expert consensus. The report makes the case for eliminating the use of conversion therapy among youth.
    • A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals is a manual that informs clinicians and administrators about substance abuse treatment approaches that are sensitive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients. Covers cultural, clinical, health, administrative, and legal issues as well as alliance building.
    • A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children is a resource guide that offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children.
    • Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children (PDF | 897 KB) is a report that provides information about sexual orientation and gender identity to help friends, family, and other adults support LGBT children and adolescents. It reports research findings from the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco University and includes research on the impact of families on their LGBT children’s health, mental health, and well-being. It also provides ways ethnically, religiously, and socially diverse families, parents, and caregivers can support their LGBT children. Family materials and provider tools such as education materials, assessment and policy resources, research publications, and gender spectrum education and training materials are presented.
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    LGBTQI+ Youth

    The CDC offers resources for LGBTQI+ youth and their friends, educators, parents, and family members.

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    LGBTQI+ Center of Excellence

    The LGBTQI+ COE provides behavioral health practitioners with vital information to support the LGBTQI+ population.

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Last Updated: 08/12/2022