Evidence and Action to Support LGBTQI+ Youth

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CEU Course Description:

Like all youth, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex youth and other sexual- and gender-diverse children and adolescents (LGBTQI+ youth) deserve to grow up in supportive environments absent stigma and discrimination that allow them to thrive and achieve their human potential. When seeking behavioral health treatment (both mental health and substance use interventions), these children and adolescents, like their peers, and their families deserve the best evidence-based care from knowledgeable health providers without the risk of harm. This course provides behavioral health providers, researchers, policymakers, and other audiences with current knowledge about LGBTQI+ youth, a comprehensive research overview, and important information on behavioral health concerns within this community.

Author:  This report was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) by Leed Management Consulting, Inc. under contract number HHSS283201700609I/HHSS28342001T with SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Released 2023. Laura Jadwin-Cakmak, MPH, was the lead scientific writer for this report, with substantial contributions from Judith Glassgold, PsyD.

Recommended Citation:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth. SAMHSA Publication No. PEP22- 03-12-001. Rockville, MD: Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2023.

References / Contributions by:

  1. Day JK, Ioverno S, Russell ST. Safe and supportive schools for LGBT youth: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31213230/
  2. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 15-4928. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; 2015. Accessed February 11, 2022. https://store.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/d7/priv/sma15-4928.pdf
  3. The White House. Executive Order on Advancing Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Individuals. Published June 15, 2022. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefingroom/presidentialactions/2022/06/15/executive-order-onadvancing-equality-for-lesbian-gay-bisexualtransgender-queer-and-intersexindividuals/
  4. American Psychological Association. APA resolution on sexual orientation change efforts. 2021. Accessed February 11, 2022. https://www.apa.org/about/policy/resolutionsexual-orientation-change-efforts.pdf.
  5. Jones T. Intersex studies: A systematic review of international health literature. Sage Journals. 2018;8(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244017745577

Retrieved from: https://store.samhsa.gov/product/moving-beyond-change-efforts/pep22-03-12-001

CEU Course Objectives:

  1. Identify why a knowledgeable professional can provide culturally sensitive and affirming care to LGBTQI+* youth, which fosters trust and comfort in the therapeutic relationship.
  2. Evaluate how tailoring care to an individual's identity and needs increases the likelihood of positive outcomes. 
  3. Determine the factors that contribute to these inequities and result in minority stress, which is harmful to behavioral health. 

CE Outline and Main Points

  1. Navigating This Report
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Key Findings
  4. Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender in Children and Adolescents
  5. Behavioral Health Concerns Among LGBTQI+ Youth 
  6. Beneficial Therapeutic Approaches and Interventions With LGBTQI+ Youth
  7. Policy Approaches to Support the Behavioral Health of LGBTQI+ Youth
  8. Introduction
  9. Revision Process
  10. Section 1. State of the Evidence on SOGI Change Efforts With Youth
  11. Conclusion
  12. Section 2. Development, Behavioral Health, and Beneficial Therapeutic Approaches With Youth of Diverse Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity: A Research Overview
  13. Section 3: Policy Approaches to Support the Behavioral Health and Well-Being of LGBTQI+ Youth
  14. 7Summary and Conclusions
  15. Appendix A: References
  16. Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
  17. Appendix C: Selected Resources
  18. Appendix D: Contributions

Course Level: Introductory

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2023 - 01/03/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 4.00 'General' continuing education credits.

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CAADE Approval

This course does not have CAADE approval for CEUs.


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