Including Gay and Lesbian Parents and their Children

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Date: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Course #: WEB002

Time: 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. CDT

Location: WEBINAR

Cost: Free!

Credit Available: No credit is offered for this webinar.



Families headed by gay and lesbian parents often feel underserved by, or even invisible to, child care and school systems. In order to create a healthy home-school connection and properly include all children, care providers and teachers must become better informed about the wide range of variables that impact gay and lesbian

Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D., OTR/L

parents and their children. This free, one-hour webinar explores current research in the developmental and educational outcomes of children from gay- and lesbian-headed households. Participants will be encouraged consider changes in their practice that can be easily made in order for all children and their families to feel safe and fully included.


Jennifer Rosinia, Ph.D.

Rosinia has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. A specialist in serving the needs of children birth to age three and their families, she also has extensive experience working with school-aged children and young adults. An Erikson alumna, she holds a master's degree in early childhood education and a doctorate in child development. Her expertise is in neuroscience with a particular interest in sensory processing, the role of emotions, and the impact of relationships on the developing child. She enjoys a national reputation as a speaker and consultant. She is president of Kid Links Unlimited, Inc., a company whose mission is to link theory to practice, parents with professionals, and kids with their optimal potential.

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