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Rise Magazine for Families Interviews The Institute & Partners on Family Acceptance

Rise Magazine, a unique publication led by parents, features content that supports the leadership of parents in dismantling the current family policing system. Recently Rise interviewed Angela Weeks, PhD, Director of the National SOGIE Center at The Institute and Caitlin Ryan, Director of the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco State University about their work on the Family Acceptance Project. They discuss the need to center parents and families in caring for LGBTQ youth, the impact of a family’s accepting and rejecting behaviors on LGBTQ youth, examples of affirming behaviors by parents and how community-led resources can prevent family policing system involvement.

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