Parents & Professionals


*Schedule is subject to change
7:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.   Registration
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.   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.   Dinner (not provided by the conference)
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Short Film Screening
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.   Post-Conference Lounges
Models of Pride Workshops


The Models of Pride 26 workshops will be announced in July 2018. In the meantime, below you can see the workshops that were featured as part of the Parent & Professional Institute (PPI) at Models of Pride 25. Here is a full list of workshops including descriptions and presenters.

  • Asexuality for Medical and Mental Health Professionals
  • Developing Critically Engaged Student Leaders
  • Género y Diversidad Sexual *En Espanol*
  • Love, Actually: Defining Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships with LGBTQ Youth
  • Mi hijo/a es gay? Que hago? PFLAG Español *En Español*
  • Our Bodies, Our Selves, Our Rights: Sex Ed for the 21st Century
  • Sex, Love & Marriage: Dating in the 21st Century
  • Shutting Down the B-Word: How to Empower Bullied LGBTQA Youth
  • Suicide Prevention 101: LGBTQ youth
  • The Parents’ POV (PFLAG): From Coming Out to Becoming an Ally and Everything In Between
  • Understanding and Undoing Religious Homophobia
  • Allyship in Action
  • Born This Way? Reconciling Your Feelings as A Parent While Respecting Your Child's Coming Out Process.
  • Families Afortunadas *En Español*
  • GSA Best Practices
  • Keeping Faith: Honoring Your Child and Your Beliefs
  • Medical Care for Transgender Youth - Blockers and Hormones
  • Meeting the Needs of Queer Youth of Color
  • NB 101: The Basics of Non-Binary Identity
  • Surprising – And Empowering – LGBTQ History
  • Walking Through the Minefield of LGBTQ Teen Talk
  • Adult Ally – How to Advocate with and For Your LGBTQ Student
  • Becoming a Trans* Ally
  • Gender Dysphoria – Beyond the Diagnosis
  • LGBTQA Youth Detained: Following the Road to Custody
  • LGBTQ Youth Suicide: Research and Practice Partnerships
  • Making Health A Habit: Talking With Teens About Dating.
  • Rainbow Connection: Helping LGBTQ Youth Build Communities
  • So You Have a GSA, Now What?
  • Supporting Trans Youth: A Mother & Daughter’s Perspective
  • Un guía para entender, apoyar y alentar a los niños, jóvenes y familias LGBTQI2-S.
  • Unpacking Queer Narratives of Black & Brown Youth in Systems of Care: A Youth Development Approach
Models of Pride CEUs


If your profession or employer requires Continuing Educating Units (CEUs), the Parent & Professional Institute (PPI) at Models of Pride is an unparalleled opportunity to earn the credit. Details for available accreditations will be posted by July 30 when registration opens.


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Cal State LA


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