How can I offer this in my service?
- Affirm the different important relationships in a young person’s life without assumptions about who/what they may be (e.g. parents)
- Support and facilitate connections with peers and wider LGBTQ+ communities
- Understand that a young person may find trusting adults, including you, difficult, and work actively to build trust
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Autumn* (staff member) said “facilitating peer networks and educating them on boundaries with each other. Because it's all well and good giving them a peer network. But then when they all stay up all night crisis supporting each other, it just brings the whole group down. So educating around knowing where the limit is.”
*These quotations use pseudonyms and have been anonymised to protect participant’s identity.