Lifting parents and communities
of LGBTQ children
E-COURSES MADE BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS
Mama Dragons is excited to introduce PARACHUTE, an e-learning program for parents, families, and communities that provides the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to affirm, support, and celebrate LGBTQ children.
WHY IS PARACHUTE IMPORTANT
With nearly 5 million youth identifying as LGBTQ, and with only 1 in 3 homes are affirming (Trevor Project, 2021), there is a critical need for parents and caring adults 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
• less likely to be depressed
EDUCATION = BETTER OUCOMES
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. We anticipate that courses provided in the e-learning program will 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 e-courses that were designed by parents, for parents who are new to this journey like they once were, facing the same questions and concerns. The courses are full of evidence-based content, brought to life in beautiful illustrated and animated learning videos and personal stories that are designed to help parents of LGBTQ children as they learn to better understand, support, and celebrate their child.
By taking this series, we hope 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, and that together, you can help your child thrive.
Parachute E-Learning Program highlights:
Learn from example as mothers share their vulnerable stories in video/animation format
Research based content gives you accurate and important information
Captivating visuals that bring content to life
Courses are available 24/7, mobile ready
Learn at your own pace, from the comfort and privacy of your own home
All courses FREE for
Are you a mom of an LGBTQ child and want to
take Parachute courses for free? Join Mama Dragons -
a non-profit organization that supports, educates, and empowers moms of LGBTQ children.
Not a mom of an LGBTQ child?
Take the course for a small fee.