CHOC Mental Health Education Program | Understanding and Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth

CHOC Mental Health Education Program

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This presentation will briefly review trends from national LGBTQ+ youth surveys on their experiences and sources of resilience. More attention will be focused on reviewing risk and protective factors for mental health concerns and describing a range of strategies to promote positive identities among LGBTQ+ youth. As part of this presentation, a CHOC Pediatric Psychologist will share online resources for youth, caregivers, and other supportive adults to remain connected and informed.

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Presenter: Adrianne Alpern, PhD

Location: Zoom

Target Audience: Parents/General Community

Languages Available: English

Topic Age Range: Pre-K to 12th Grade


  • Learn about the experiences LGBTQ+ youth as reported on recent national surveys
  • Review 4 risk and protective factors mental health concerns among LGBTQ+ youth
  • Identify 3 strategies to promote resilience and positive identities among LGBTQ+ youth
  • Learn about 3 online resources to stay connected and informed

Launched in July 2017, CHOC’s Mental Health Education Program (MHEP) and our team of pediatric mental health specialists have provided hundreds of educational sessions to thousands of community members, including youth, parents, educators, and providers. Through our presentations and trainings, we strive to partner with and equip our community stakeholders with the needed knowledge, tools, and resources to support the wellness of our County’s children, adolescents, and young adults. If you have any questions about our educational offerings, please contact our MHEP team at