Parents & Professionals


*Schedule is subject to change and all conference programming, included meals, is open to registered attendees only.
7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.   Registration
8:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m.   Coffee Station by Brave Trails
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   Opening Session
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.   Workshop Session One
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Resource Fair/College Fair/Job Fair
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.   Complimentary Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Workshop Session Two
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Workshop Session Three
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Complimentary Dinner
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Screening of Raising Zoey
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Post-Conference Lounges


Models of Pride Workshops


Models of Pride Workshops


The Models of Pride conference includes three workshop sessions where you can choose between dozens of workshops in a wide range of content areas. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the workshops that are in store for you this year! View the full list of workshops in the Parent & Professional Institute, including workshop descriptions & facilitator names.

  • Advocating for LGBTQ Immigrant Youth's Rights
  • Asexuality For Parents & Professionals
  • Beers & Queers: Understanding Substance use in LGBTQ youth
  • Beyond Safe Spaces: Tools for Parents and Caregivers
  • Creating Bias-Free Classrooms: Stopping Homophobia
  • Developing Critically Engaged Student Leaders
  • Embracing Our Scars: Self-Harm 101
  • Fat & Happy: Empowering Youth of Any Size
  • From Negativity to Positivity: How to Support Yourself and Your Child
  • Making Inclusion Reality: Implementing California’s Comprehensive Sex Ed and LGBTQ History Laws
  • NB 101: The Basics of Nonbinary Identity
  • OUT for Safe Schools™: What Does it Mean to Be an Active Adult Ally?
  • Parenting the Trans Teen: What Happens After Transition Starts
  • Partnering With Educators To Create LGBTQ-Positive, Gender-Expansive Schools And Classrooms
  • Post-Transition: How You and Your Child Will Make it Through
  • PrEP/PEP: Options for HIV Prevention
  • Resist & Persist: Advocacy in Systems of Care
  • Stuck in the Middle? Faith, Family, and Your LGBTQ Child
  • Talking with LGBTQ Teens: Keys to Communication
  • Teaching Tolerance and Respect in the Classroom
  • The Parent's Point of View: From Coming Out to Becoming An Ally
  • Unleashing Empowerment: Helping LGBTQIA Youth Activate their Inner-Queer Superhero
  • Ver Película: Ojos Que No Ven/ Movie Screening: Eyes That Do Not See
  • Want to Connect w/ LGBTQ+ Youth? Try YouTube.
  • What You Don't Know About Your Child's Identity


Models of Pride CEUs


If your profession or employer requires Continuing Educating Units (CEUs), the Parent & Professional Institute at Models of Pride is an unparalleled opportunity to earn the credit. The Parent & Professional Institute is tentatively approved for CE credits up to 5.45 hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Breaks, lunch, resource fair, dinner, and post-conference lounges are not eligible for CE credit. Details will be updated in the coming weeks.


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Cal State LA


Saturday, October 20
7:30 a.m. Check-In


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