I support the proposed changes to ban conversion "therapy"
As a social worker, parent, and Virginian, I support the proposed changes by the Board of Social Work to prohibit those under its purvue to practice so-called conversion therapy. Converstion therapy has no proven evidence basis and violates the value of the worth and dignity of each person. It has predominantly been used by parents who dislike their child's LGBTQ identity and who want to force their child to abandon that identity against the child's will. This is not therapy - this is child abuse and licensed social workers should not be permitted to actively engage in these behaviors.