Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) Family Support Model

Note: The Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) Family Support Model program was not responsive to the CEBC's inquiry. The following information was obtained from publicly available sources.

About This Program

Target Population: Ethnically and religiously diverse families with a LGBT child

Program Overview

The Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) Family Support Model is a family-oriented model of wellness, prevention, and care for LGBT children and adolescents that is designed to help ethnically and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support to prevent risk and promote their LGBT children's well-being. Other goals of the program are to help families maintain children who are LGBTQ in their homes, sustain connections, reconnect families, and promote permanency. This family intervention model works across systems to support young people who are LGBTQ in the context of their families, cultures, and faith communities, with a focus on “upstream” prevention.

Education and Training

Education and Training Resources

Publicly available information indicates there is a manual that describes how to implement this program, and there is some training available for this program.
See contact info below.

Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research

Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) Family Support Model.

Additional References

Ryan, C. (2010). Engaging families to support lesbian, gay, bsexual, and transgender youth: The Family Acceptance Project. Prevention Researcher, 17(4), 11-13.

Ryan, C. (2009). Supportive families, healthy children: Helping families with lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender children. https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/FAP_English%20Booklet_pst.pdf

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). A practitioner’s resource guide: Helping families to support their LGBT children. https://familyproject.sfsu.edu/sites/default/files/FamilySupportForLGBTChildrenGuidance.pdf

Contact Information

Caitlin Ryan, PhD
Website: familyproject.sfsu.edu
Email:

Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: October 2019

Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: December 2019

Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: December 2019