On October 19, at Los Angeles City College, UCLA Health will be supporting the Models of Pride 2019 LGBTQ youth conference by having a table at the event’s Resource Fair. The Resource Fair will give UCLA Health an opportunity to convey to participating youth that they are not alone. UCLA Health will provide information that gives these youth access to support and resources from all over Los Angeles and beyond.
Come meet UCLA Health staff and learn about our LGBTQ Health Initiative and our services for LGBTQ youth, including the EMPWR Program and the Gender Health Program!
Where: Los Angeles City College
When: Saturday, October 19
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm
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 and is eight sessions. Additional information is available at: uclahealth.org/empwr/group-therapy
The EMPWR Parent/Caregiver Resilience Class is designed to improve parental support of adolescents who are LGBTQ (or exploring gender and/sexual identities). Over 8 sessions, parents learn about typical parental reactions, typical gender and sexual identity exploration and development, tangible skills for how to support adolescents (even if parents do not understand or agree), effective communication skills around issues of sexuality and gender, and ways to advocate for their children. Contact us for more information: 310-825-7573 | EMPWR@mednet.ucla.edu
Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 – 4 pm
Conference Room 3, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, 1250 16th Street
Jessica Bernacki, PhD and Brandon Ito, MD, MPH, behavioral health providers in the UCLA Gender Health Program, will discuss recommendations for supporting gender-diverse youth from childhood into young adulthood.