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Parachute

Lifting parents and communities 
of LGBTQ+ children

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ELEARNING COURSES MADE BY PARENTS, FOR PARENTS

Mama Dragons introduces PARACHUTE, an eLearning program that provides the resources needed to affirm, support, and celebrate LGBTQ+ children.

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WHY IS PARACHUTE IMPORTANT?

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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

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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.

BROWSE COURSES

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. 

Parachute offers:

  • 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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WORKING WITH THE
BEST PARTNERS

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ALL COURSES FREE for
MAMA DRAGONS

JOIN MAMA DRAGONS

Are you a mom of an LGBTQ+ child and want to
take Parachute courses for free?  Join the Mama Dragons support community.

Not a mom of an LGBTQ+ child?
Take the course for a small fee. 

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