CaitlynRyanDr. Caitlin Ryan is a clinical social worker who has worked on LGBT health and mental health for nearly 40 years. She received her clinical training with children and adolescents at Smith College School for Social Work. She started the Family Acceptance Project in 2002 as the first research, education, intervention, and policy project to help diverse families to support their LGBT children to decrease family rejection and prevent health risks – including suicide, homelessness, substance abuse and HIV – and to promote family acceptance and well-being.