Shifting Families Towards Acceptance Missy Sturtevant LCSW Mae

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Shifting Families Towards Acceptance Missy Sturtevant, LCSW Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Shifting Families Towards Acceptance Missy Sturtevant, LCSW Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Goals 1. Review gender identity and development 2. Up-to-date research on effects of family

Goals 1. Review gender identity and development 2. Up-to-date research on effects of family acceptance and rejection 3. Build skills for meeting family where they are and shift to acceptance Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Agreements 1. Learning and growing space 4. Don’t get caught up in language 2.

Agreements 1. Learning and growing space 4. Don’t get caught up in language 2. What’s said here stays here, 5. Take care of yourself What’s learned here leaves here 6. Share the air 3. Have an open mind Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Introductions Name Pronouns He, She, They, etc. Mae. Bright Group, LLC Role

Introductions Name Pronouns He, She, They, etc. Mae. Bright Group, LLC Role

Romantic Orientation/ Assigned Sex at Birth/ Mae. Bright Group, LLC Adapted from original concept:

Romantic Orientation/ Assigned Sex at Birth/ Mae. Bright Group, LLC Adapted from original concept: González, Prell, Rivas, Schwartz

Sexual Orientation Gay/Lesbian Bisexual/ Pansexual Straight Assigned Sex at Birth Male Intersex Female Gender

Sexual Orientation Gay/Lesbian Bisexual/ Pansexual Straight Assigned Sex at Birth Male Intersex Female Gender Identity Man Non-Binary Woman Gender Expression Masculine Androgynous Mae. Bright Group, LLC Adapted from: itspronouncedmetrosexual. com Feminine

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Family Acceptance Project Does family acceptance/rejection effect a child’s health and wellbeing? What messages

Family Acceptance Project Does family acceptance/rejection effect a child’s health and wellbeing? What messages work for shifting families towards acceptance? What is are shared goals between parents and children? Mae. Bright Group, LLC

 • English • Spanish • Chinese • LDS Mae. Bright Group, LLC

• English • Spanish • Chinese • LDS Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Research Findings • Accepting vs. Rejecting • Effects of family rejection/acceptance on health and

Research Findings • Accepting vs. Rejecting • Effects of family rejection/acceptance on health and mental health • Responses from family to learning how their behavior affects their child’s risk • Effect of uncertainty and concern Mae. Bright Group, LLC

What is Accepting or Rejecting? Mae. Bright Group, LLC

What is Accepting or Rejecting? Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Rejecting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Rejecting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Rejecting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Rejecting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Rejecting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Rejecting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Research Findings • Some rejecting behaviors can be just as harmful as physical abuse

Research Findings • Some rejecting behaviors can be just as harmful as physical abuse • Behavior with intentions of protection from harm, high risk for suicide, depression, health problems • Reducing rejecting behaviors reduces risk Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Be sure to tell your child you love them Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Be sure to tell your child you love them Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Accepting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Accepting Behavior Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Effects of Accepting Behavior d l i h c d n a r G

Effects of Accepting Behavior d l i h c d n a r G n re Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Which of the rejecting behaviors is the most difficult for you? Mae. Bright Group,

Which of the rejecting behaviors is the most difficult for you? Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Practice • What is the behavior? • How long have you been meeting? •

Practice • What is the behavior? • How long have you been meeting? • What does empathy look like in this meeting? • Is research useful here? How? • What does a plan look like? Mae. Bright Group, LLC

What strategies and skills did people use? Mae. Bright Group, LLC

What strategies and skills did people use? Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Questions Missy Sturtevant, LCSW missy@maebright. com Mae. Bright Group, LLC

Questions Missy Sturtevant, LCSW [email protected] com Mae. Bright Group, LLC