Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

PFLAG Santa Cruz County is proud to announce their September meeting for Coming Out Day

“Supporting Our LGBT Children: What Can Families Do?”

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Peace United Church of Christ
900 High Street, Santa Cruz, 95060

Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW
Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW

As National Coming Out Day approaches, please join families from around Santa Cruz County as they come together to welcome Dr. Caitlin Ryan from the Family Acceptance Project. She will be discussing strategies and best practices in supporting loved ones who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT).

Meeting Agenda: The first hour of the PFLAG Santa Cruz County (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians & Gays) meeting is dedicated to discussion groups followed by a brief break. The second hour is dedicated to our September program.

About Our Guest:

Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW is a clinical social worker who has worked on LGBT health and mental health for nearly 40 years and whose work has shaped policy and practice for LGBT children and youth. She directs the Family Acceptance Project at SF State University – the first research, education, intervention and policy project – to help ethnically and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children. Dr. Ryan and her team have developed a new research-based family model of wellness, prevention and care to prevent health risks like suicide, substance abuse, homelessness and HIV and to promote well-being for LGBT children and adolescents in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. Her work has been recognized by the major health professional associations and by many community groups.

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Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) of Santa Cruz County meets the second Tuesday of every month from 7-9 pm at First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz (recently renamed : Peace United Church of Christ) at 900 High Street in Santa Cruz) at 900 High Street in Santa Cruz.

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