PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ALLIED WITH THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY
Westwood's Guest Speaker Series:
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23rd Annual Models of Pride (MOP) conference held on the USC campus. Models of Pride, one of the largest, free conferences for LGBTQ youth in the world is sponsored by LifeWorks of the Los Angeles LGBT Center. MOP also includes a program for parents, guardians, foster parents, and professionals who work with LGBTQ youth which is organized by volunteers predominantly from local PFLAG Chapters including PFLAG Los Angeles.
The program, called the Parent & Professional Institute, will offer over 20 workshops in sessions tailored for diverse groups. Sessions include “Bullying: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know,” “Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues,” “Transitioning Teens and Adolescent Experience,” “Keeping Faith: Believe and Support Your LGBTQ Child,” and many more. There are workshops for “novice parents” just beginning to get information about LGBTQ youth and how to parent them; parents seeking specific information about resources and the rights of LGBTQ youth; parents of transgender and gender non-conforming youth; and professionals such as GSA advisors, school counselors and administrators, therapists, and other professionals working with LGBTQ youth.
We hope you’ll come yourself–as a participant or a volunteer–and invite others. Both LGBTQ youth and their parents and guardians get a boost in confidence from the workshops and the camaraderie at Models of Pride.
Up-to-date information about registration and the program will be posted at modelsofpride.org.