Parents

Advocates for Youth (AFY)

Advocates for Youth champions efforts that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Some information in English, Amharic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/lgbtq-issues-info-for-parents

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information on how parents can promote positive health outcomes for their LGB teen. [PDF – 254 KB]

https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/protective

Different Drummer Family Group – Broward and Miami

A monthly group for families with transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming young children between 3-11 years old. This unique group gives families the opportunity to connect with other families like theirs. This is a closed group.

Contact Maria Mejia, 954.764.5150 x 157

Family Acceptance Project

The Family Acceptance Project is a research, intervention, education, and policy initiative that works to prevent health and mental health risks for LGBT children and youth. Some family education information in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/

Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum’s mission is to create a gender-inclusive world for all children and youth. View their comprehensive collection of research, resources, and stories to help any parent, family member, or guardian learn more about gender diversity. Some information in English, Spanish, and Chinese.

https://www.genderspectrum.org/resources/parenting-and-family-2/

HealthyChildren.org

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Resources in English and Spanish. Information in English and Spanish.

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/default.aspx

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

https://www.pta.org/home/run-your-pta/Diversity-Inclusion-Toolkit/supporting-multicultural-membership-growth/Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-and-Queer-Questioning-LGBTQ-Children-and-Families

NBC New Education Nation

Parent Toolkit provides parents with a comprehensive guide to helping their children succeed in school and life, whether they’re just starting out in pre-school or preparing their college applications. It is produced by NBC News Education Nation and supported by Pearson.

http://www.parenttoolkit.com/social-and-emotional-development/news/mental-health/from-orlando-to-public-bathrooms-how-parents-of-lgbtq-kids-can-support-them-in-today-s-world

PFLAG

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG has 400 chapters and 200,000 supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas.

https://www.pflag.org

PFLAG Broward

http://www.pflagbroward.com

PFLAG South Miami

https://www.pflagsouthmiami.com

StopBullying.gov

Parents play a key role in preventing and responding to bullying. If you know or suspect that your child is involved in bullying, here are several resources that may help. Information in English and Spanish.

https://www.stopbullying.gov/what-you-can-do/index.html

https://www.stopbullying.gov/at-risk/groups/lgbt/index.html

Strong Family Alliance

Strong Family Alliance is a non-profit organization focused on supporting parents of children in the LGBTQ+ community. Strong Family Alliance gives parents accurate information, insights, ways to keep their child safe and healthy, and encouragement to lead with love and solve problems over time. Information in English and Spanish.

https://strongfamilyalliance.org

Welcoming Schools

HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is the nation’s premier professional development program providing training and resources to elementary school educators to welcome diverse families, create LGBTQ and gender inclusive schools, prevent bias-based bullying, and support transgender and non-binary students. Some information in English and Spanish.

http://www.welcomingschools.org/