support for guidance document: conversion "therapy" is not legitimate social work
Dear Virginia Board of Social Work,
Conversion therapy consists of harmful and discredited practices intended to change a young person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It doesn't work because being LGBTQ+ is not an illness, and it can't be "cured."
The National Association of Social Workers together with every significant medical and mental health professional organization agree that conversion therapy is harmful and never therapeutically appropriate for minors.
Do not be swayed by Christian Dominionists who oppose Guidance Document 140-20.
Queer Atheist Virginia Taxpayer