Webinar: Supporting LGBTQ Families in the Postpartum Period

LGBTQ parents want the same things for their children that any other parents want: respect, protection, celebration, and a bright future. But they face unique challenges, which may be most pronounced in the postpartum period. This webinar lays out those challenges, and offers tips and guidance to help home visitors support the LGBTQ families they serve.

Amanda Hopping-Winn, Chief Program Officer of the Family Equality Council, conducted this webinar February 12, 2018, for Welcome Baby staff and home visitors in Los Angeles County’s Family Strengthening Network, but home visitors anywhere can benefit from her helpful presentation. Scroll down past the video for her presentation slides and links to related resources.

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Resources

Webinar Slides: Supporting LGBTQ Families in the Postpartum Period (pdf format)

All Children – All Families: LGBTQ Resources for Child Welfare Professionals (an impressive list of guides and other resources from the Human Rights Campaign)

LGBTQ Parent Groups and Resources in L.A. County

These groups are from the Family Equality Council’s page of Parent Groups and Community Resources, which also lists Facebook groups and national organizations. Also see the CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory. Descriptions below are from Google profiles.

The Next Family | 200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Next Family is a website for our diverse community, where modern families meet. It is the start of an on-going, open-minded and sincere dialog between urbanite families, adoptive families, in vitro parents, interracial families, same sex parents, single parents and so on. It is a way to remind people that the Next Generation of families already exists in larger numbers than the old model of a “family unit.”

Los Angeles LGBT Center | 1625 Schrader Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028 | 323-993-7400
Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 600 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.

The Pop Luck Club | 633 W 5th St, #1720, Los Angeles, CA | 323.942.9323
Their mission is to advance the well-being of gay dads and their children. They do this through mutual support, community collaboration, and public understanding. They are a community of gay dads building families through fostering, adoption, co-parenting, and surrogacy. Through peer support and community involvement, they provide our children and the greater community with positive images of gay parenting.

The OUTreach Center – Antelope Valley | 44845 Cedar Ave, Lancaster, CA 93534 | 661-927-7433 | info@outreachcenterav.org

Brave Trails | 2717 S Roberston Blvd, Suite C, Los Angeles, CA 90034 | 323-300-4401 | info@bravetrails.org
Brave Trails offers summer camps and family weekend camps for both LGBTQ parents and youth. Our camps include class camp activities plus leadership training for youth.

Long Beach Gay & Lesbian Center | 2017 E. 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814 | 562-434-4455 | info@centerlb.org
The Center engages, empowers and advocates to achieve a more equitable society and fosters an ever-improving quality of life for the LGBTQ community.

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