Crisis Hotlines

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline - Call or text 988 (24/7)
  • The Trevor Project Crisis Hotline (24/7): 1-866-488-7386
  • Trans Lifeline (see hours on website): 877-565-8860
  • California Youth Crisis Hotline (24/7): 800-843-5200

The EMPWR Program serves as a resource to the UCLA Health system and community partners. Resource lists offer educational and supportive materials to the following audiences:

Adult & Youth Resources

Parent & Caregiver Resources

UCLAMDChat EMPWR webinar

“Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth: Tips for Parents & Caregivers”

Dr. Ramos and Dr. Ollen explore concrete tools and tips for parents and caregivers to support their youth's mental health.

Professional/Educator Resources

Books & Manuals:

  • The Gender Quest Workbook (Testa, 2015)
  • The Gender Affirmative Model (Keo-Meyer, 2018)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT for LGBTQ+ Youth and their Caregivers
  • The Transgender Teen (Brill, 2016)
  • The Transgender Child (Brill, 2008)
  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Them/Them Pronouns (Bongiovanni, 2018)
  • A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities (Mady G & J.R. Zuckerberg, 2019)
  • Handbook of Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice with Sexual and Gender Minorities (Pachankis, 2019)
  • Mindfulness and Acceptance for Gender and Sexual Minorities: A Clinician's Guide (Skinta, 2019)
  • Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Health, 2nd Edition (Makadon, 2015)
  • The Gender Creative Child (Ehrensaft, 2016)