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
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 deliver this program, and there is some training available for this program.
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Relevant Published, Peer-Reviewed Research
Currently, there are no published, peer-reviewed research studies for Family Acceptance Project® (FAP) Family Support Model.
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
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