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Behavioral Health Equity

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+)


Resources on the LGBTQI+ population include national survey reports, agency and federal initiatives, and related behavioral health resources.

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Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth

A report providing a comprehensive research overview and accurate information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to youth of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.

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LGBTQI+ Inclusive Providers FAQs

These frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) can be useful in better understanding what type of care is most appropriate for Max and other LGBTQI+ people.

SAMHSA Programs and Initiatives

SAMHSA Programs and Initiatives

SAMHSA’s LGBTQI-focused efforts include the following:

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Resources

SAMHSA Behavioral Health Resources

  • A Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals is a manual that informs clinicians and administrators about substance use disorder treatment approaches that are sensitive to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) clients. Covers cultural, clinical, health, administrative, and legal issues as well as alliance building.
  • A Practitioner’s Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children is a resource guide that offers information and resources to help practitioners throughout health and social service systems implement best practices in engaging and helping families and caregivers to support their lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) children.
  • Helping Families Support Their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Children (PDF | 897 KB) is a report that provides information about sexual orientation and gender identity to help friends, family, and other adults support LGBT children and adolescents. It reports research findings from the Family Acceptance Project at San Francisco University and includes research on the impact of families on their LGBT children’s health, mental health, and well-being. It also provides ways ethnically, religiously, and socially diverse families, parents, and caregivers can support their LGBT children. Family materials and provider tools such as education materials, assessment and policy resources, research publications, and gender spectrum education and training materials are presented.
Resources from the LGBTQI+ Center of Excellence

Resources from the LGBTQI+ Center of Excellence


LGBTQ+ Center of Excellence

The LGBTQ+ COE provides behavioral health practitioners with vital information to support the LGBTQ+ population.

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Federal Resources

Child Welfare Information Gateway and Other Children’s Bureau-Funded LGBTQI+ Resources

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Last Updated: 04/24/2023
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