Accompanying LGBTQ Teens

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In this episode Roy offers practical strategies for helping teens who identify on the LGBTQ spectrum, their journey of individuation and self-discovery.

Roy suggests that adults working with teens who self-identify as LGBTQ serve those teens best when they provide a safe place for teens to discuss their experiences, but also, by admitting their own ignorance and fear of the issue. Roy encourages those who works these teens and especially, those who parent them, to reject condescension and judgment and instead see their role as someone accompanying these young people on the journey of their identity exploration and identification.

 

January 5, 2017