The EMPWR (“empower”) Program is a joint initiative of the UCLA Division of Child Psychiatry and 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 young adults.
EMPWR provides a safe, affirming environment for LGBTQ youth with mental health concerns related to stressful and/ or traumatic experiences.
The EMPWR Program offers an innovative LGBTQ Teen Resilience Group designed for teens 12 to 17 years old who identify as LGBTQ. Each group includes three to eight teens matched by age and/or similar concerns. Informed by cognitive behavioral therapy, the group teaches practical skills to improve day-to-day functioning. Sessions are led by professional mental health providers and are designed to be educational, interactive and social.
For information, call 310-825-7573