Caitlin Ryan

Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW (her, hers) is a clinical social worker and researcher who has worked on LGBTQ health and mental health since the 1970s and whose work on LGBTQ health has shaped policy and practice for LGBTQ children and youth. Dr. Ryan and her team conducted the first research on LGBTQ youth and families and developed the first evidence-based family support model to prevent health risks and to promote well-being for LGBTQ children and youth. Dr. Ryan collaborated to integrate FAP’s family support model and TF-CBT to provide trauma treatment for LGBTQ children and youth. She is implementing FAP’s family support model across systems of care and trains on FAP’s family support work across the U.S. and in other countries. She is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).