This episode is a fascinating, eye-opening, and much-needed educational interview with Dr. David Huebner. Dr. Huebner is a clinical psychologist by training, and currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at George Washington University (GWU), as well as the Co-Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Core at the Washington, DC Center for AIDS Research. His research examines how discrimination from families, schools, and communities impacts HIV risk and other health outcomes among sexual minority adolescents and young adults. Recently he has been working to design and evaluate interventions to support parents of LGBT youth, with the goal of helping parents improve their children’s health and well-being. Dr. Huebner is also committed to supporting community organizations’ efforts to engage in evidence-based practices – he has served on several local and regional HIV prevention community planning groups and was the Chair of the National Board of Directors for the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN).
“They are learning about sex every day. Do you want to be one of the voices in that conversation?”
This is just one of the powerful questions Dr. Huebner and I discuss. He also shares:
- An in-depth education about HIV and how to prevent it.
- The four “buckets” of sexual information parents should discuss with all of their kids regardless of sexual orientation.
- What we need to share with our gay and bisexual boys specifically.
- Why we need to strike “THE TALK” from our parenting repertoire.
This interview is a very open discussion with LOTS of details! In fact, a portion was so detailed that Dr. Huebner and I decided to save for bonus education. Stay tuned for how you can access it!
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