This presentation focusses on core issues for lesbians and gay men who are considering bring children into their lives, however the content is also relevant to all sorts of individuals who are weighing the decision of whether or not they want to become parents.
Some issues specific to working with potential parents include:
Cultural sensitivity to non-traditional families
Family system structure and the legal implications of that structure
Differing methods by which lesbians and gay men bring children into their lives
Family of origin, social and spiritual/religious considerations
Homophobia and family esteem issues
Implications for children raised in lesbian and gay-headed households
Bay Area resources for Gay and Lesbian families
Cheryl Deaner, LMFT, practices inEmeryville and San Francisco. She is a parent, Director
Emeritus of Our Family Coalition, (on the web at OurFamily.com),andis founder of the Alternative Family Project, the nation's first LGBT family counseling clinic. Cheryl has taught considering parenthood over the years for Lyon Martin Women’s Health Services, the UCSF Lesbian Health Resource Center, the California Institute for Integral Studies and in her practice. Cheryl enjoys working with individuals, families and children in her private practice.
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