Live Interactive Workshop

Emory University- LGBTQ+ Basics for Parents: Affirm and Protect Your Child

June 18, 2024 12:00 pm EDT/EST

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About This Workshop

  • Does the idea of talking with your child about sexual orientation and gender identity feel difficult or even a little scary? 
  • Do you wonder how to raise a child to be open to those issues in themselves and an ally to others? 
  • Are you concerned that your child won’t be safe or accepted? 

Whether your child identifies as LGBTQ+ or you just want to help your kids be more aware and accepting of the range of identities around them, this session is for you. 

Clear communication, strong connection, acceptance, and love go a long way in all relationships. Join us for an honest, informative and safe space conversation on this complex topic facilitated by two Peace At Home specialists who are parents as well as professionals in the fields of mental health and family science. 

  • Click the button above to register for this virtual, Interactive workshop. We’ll email (1) a zoom link to add to your calendar, (2) reminders as the date gets closer and (3) a link to the recording and handouts once the live session is complete. Come learn proven, effective solutions that quickly produce positive results giving you more clarity and confidence.
  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library, LGBTQ and Gender Essentials Library. Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including LGBTQ+: What Do All Those Letters Mean? and How to Help Your LGBTQ+ Child Thrive.

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define gender identity and sexual orientation and as they apply to your child or teen’s positive development
  • Identify and apply communication strategies to support your child to feel safe about exploring and expressing their identity
  • Recognize approaches that will help you maintain your own values and beliefs while connecting with your child in ways that protect their mental health

Meet your Instructors

Colleen K. Vesely

Child and Family Development, Gender Identity, Diversity,


Acey Neel

sexual and gender identity formation,



  • Affirming
  • communication
  • Gender Identity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Sexuality

Age Category

Peace at Home