The EMPWR (“empower”) Program is an initiative of the UCLA Division of Population Behavioral Health designed to promote well-being and resilience in LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) children, teenagers, and adults.
EMPWR provides a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ clients with mental health concerns related to stressful and/ or traumatic experiences.
The EMPWR Program offers an innovative EMPWR LGBTQ Teen Resilience Group for teens 12 to 17 years old who identify as LGBTQ.
A separate EMPWR Parent/Caregiver Resilience Group is designed to improve parental support of adolescents who are LGBTQ or exploring gender and/or sexual identities.
Sessions are led by professional mental health providers and are designed to be educational, interactive and social.
New free printable sheets provide tips and resources to support wellbeing for LGBTQ individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.