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While many discrimination issues facing LGBTQ families have diminished over time, homophobia still arises—and LGBTQ parents should understand how to address these issues with their children in age-appropriate ways for the sake of the family, says Kevin Osten, Psy.D., director of the Adler School LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center. “Sometimes a child in adopted families has to deal with a lot of adult issues like discrimination,” said Osten, director of the LGBTQ Mental Health and Inclusion Center at the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. “It is best if the parent does not place too much on the child early on.”
Click here to read more of Dr. Osten’s insights in the Medill News Service story “For adoptive parents in LGBT communities, priorities are shifting.”
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