"CLaRO Pilot - Feasibility and Acceptability of the Family Acceptance Project among Hispanic Families", Karina Gattamorta, PhD, PI

The Family Acceptance Project (FAP) helps ethnically and religiously diverse families to support their LGBT children in the context of their family, culture, and faith communities.

The purpose of this Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities-CLaRO pilot study is to use a mixed methods approach to examine the feasibility and acceptability of implementing core components of the Family Acceptance Project's family support model in a diverse sample of Hispanic families living in South Florida. The goal is to pilot this intervention with approximately 20 families. The intervention will be delivered by the Pl and a masters-level therapist. These preliminary findings will be used to support the application of a larger grant to study the effectiveness of FAP's family support model for supporting Hispanic families of LGBT youth in South Florida to decrease rejection and health risks and to increase family acceptance and well-being.