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Resources for Parents

Straight parents

Pamphlet from Tacoma PFLAG
Parents Brochure from Tacoma PFLAG
Our Daughters and Sons from PFLAG National
For Parents, Guardians and Family Members of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex or Questioning Youth, by Carolyn Wagner
My Kid Is Gay, a web presence for families and communities of LGBT youth
Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic is dedicated to caring for young people with gender identity concerns
• A Useful Guide for Parents of Trans Youth
Transgender Children & Youth: Understanding the Basics, from the Human Rights Campaign
• Advice from a grown woman who came out to her parents (CNN article)

Foster parents
• Check out Amara for resources if you’re considering becoming a foster parent of a LGBTQ child.

LGBT parents
Family Pride Coalition provides support for LGBT parents and their families

Resources to deal with and prevent bullying
• Information on Washington Anti-Bullying Laws from Equal Rights Washington
What you can do about bullying (PDF) from the Safe Schools Coalition

Information to prevent teen suicide
A Parent’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Your Child, from the Youth Suicide Prevention Program.
Risk and Protective Factors
Brochure from Advocates for Youth.