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Navigating Your Child’s and Your Family’s Journey
September 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Modeled after our successful workshops for area healthcare providers (1,000+ area healthcare providers have attended to date), PFLAG Charlotte’s Navigating Your Child’s and Your Family’s Journey is a workshop for parents & caregivers of LGBTQ youth.
Whether your loved one is 5, 15 or 45, has recently come out to you or has been out for years, whether your child is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, gender diverse, or just trying to figure it all out . . . this is a safe and welcoming program for you to learn from the experiences of other parents of LGBTQ youth. Dr. Brian Lurie, Medical Director, Atrium Health Myers Park Pediatrics and Levine Children’s Center for Gender Health will join the program as a guest speaker.
In this workshop, PFLAG parents will meet you where you are. You’ll hear personal stories from PFLAG parents on how their family navigated their journey. You’ll learn LGBTQ nomenclature, area resources, and many others tips, tools, and strategies for understanding, supporting and advocating for your loved one. We’ll cover topics like finding an affirming healthcare provider to working with your child’s school to growing as an ally. Dr. Lurie will discuss the social and health challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals and will share his perspectives on the roles that parents and caregivers can play in mitigating risks and building resilience for LGBTQ individuals.