It's fairly typical for pre-teens and adolescence to try on different identities as they approach adulthood. With the ease of accessibility of the internet and the widely available, ever-expanding LGBTQ+ vocabulary, a disconnect has appeared between youth exploring their identities and parents trying to keep up. How can parents be loving and accepting while we ourselves are learning and growing? How do we address our discomfort and fears while empowering our kids? How can we protect kids from discrimination and bullying without erasing their identities? There are no easy answers, but this training will address these questions and more!


Family Advocate

Seth Middleton

Seth Middleton is a Family Advocate with FosterAdopt Connect. Seth has been a foster and adoptive parent for about six years. He lives with his partner, two kids, four cats, a tortoise, and lots of fish outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Seth likes hiking, doing crafts, cooking, and going to the movies.

Family Training Specialist

Taryn Meek

Taryn is a Family Training Specialist at FosterAdopt Connect. She has a training, and education background. She has nearly 5 years of experience within the foster care community. Her and her husband are currently licensed foster parents, and are adoptive parents.

Course curriculum

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    • Zoom Link

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    • Navigating LGBTQ+ Identities with Teens - Survey