Having a good support system can make a big difference for families during pregnancy and after giving birth. For many families, home visiting programs are an integral part of that system. But the kind of support varies widely, and it’s important that home visitors are ready to address the unique needs of all clients, including LGBTQ+ and non-traditional families.
- Identifies the unique needs of LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming families
- Explores how their needs may affect their ability to engage in home visiting programs
- Shares strategies for providing support to LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming families in the hospital after delivery
- Provides examples on how to use the Bridges for Newborns screener, PHQ-9, and other tools with LGBTQ+ and gender non-conforming families
About the presenter:
Dr. Shannon Dunlap conducts interdisciplinary research on adolescent and family development, mental health, stress, and support. With her MSW from USC, she spent 8 years prior to her doctoral training as a clinical social worker with children, families, and adolescents. Her focus has been in the field of child-adolescent mental health, LGBT adolescent mental health, and youth HIV.