LGBTQ YOUTH SUPPORT GROUP

Facilitated by Joe Cabush, LCSW

1.    gain improve self-esteem through validation and emotional support of peers with common issues

2.    experience reduced isolation and stigma through peer connection

3.    improve social skills in working as a member of a team

4.    be able to discuss feelings related to gender and sexuality

5.    learn negotiation, problem solving skills related to coming out and disclosing information about self in ways that promote safety and positive self expression

6.    gain improved insight into problems common for LGBTQ folks

7.    develop healthy coping behaviors that promote wellness

8.    understand healthy sexual and dating relationship behaviors and decisions

9.    be familiar with accessing community resources and activities that affirm the youth’s identity both in high school and post grad

10. know one's rights and means of accessing support in work and education settings

TRANS & GENDER EXPANSIVE YOUTH

SUPPORT GROUP

Kids ages 13-17

who identify as trans,

non-binary, gender fluid,

or gender queer

Themes:

Self Expression

Self Care

Self Advocacy

Self Esteem