Lifting parents and communities
of LGBTQ children
Elearning COURSES MADE BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS
WHY IS PARACHUTE IMPORTANT?
With nearly 5 million LGBTQ youth, and only 1 in 3 homes that are affirming (Trevor Project, 2021), there is a critical need to understand the relationship between accepting behaviors and positive mental health, and healthier outcomes for LGBTQ children and adolescents.
Children and adolescents with high levels of acceptance:
• are 3x less likely to think about suicide
• have higher self-esteem
• are less likely to be depressed
EDUCATION = BETTER OUtCOMES
When parents and caring adults become more informed about their LGBTQ child’s journey, they become empowered to become the best possible advocates for their children. Parachute courses increase general understanding of LGBTQ issues, increase affirming behaviors among parents and caring adults, and improve the environment for LGBTQ people everywhere.
The Intro to Understanding Your LGBTQ Child series contains four self-paced eLearning courses that were designed by parents, for parents. The courses are full of evidence-based content, brought to life in beautifully illustrated and animated learning videos and personal stories.
By taking this series, you'll learn ways to become more confident, understanding, and affirming. By opening your eyes, mind, and heart to your child's gifts and challenges, you'll help your child to thrive.
Mothers sharing their vulnerable stories in video/animation format
Research-based content with accurate and important information
Captivating visuals that bring content to life
Mobile-ready courses available 24/7
Self-paced education from the comfort and privacy of your own home
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