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Q is for Questioning
About the Program
About the Program

Q is for Questioning is a series of three interactive workshops (virtual and in-person) led by licensed clinicians and community members. These workshops provide adults in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth education on LGBTQ+ identity and mental health. Participants receive tools and resources to better support and affirm the LGBTQ+ youth in their lives.

If you are an adult in the life of an LGBTQ+ young person, please know that you can make a world of difference. Join us at an upcoming workshop, in-person or virtually, listed below. To learn more or bring Q is for Questioning to your region, contact us at q.info@envision-you.org.
 

Why Q is for Questioning?
Why Q is for Questioning?

Due to stigma, discrimination, bullying, and other factors, LGBTQ+ youth are more likely to experience mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. However, you can make all the difference. Research shows that the prevalence of suicide for LGBTQ+ youth who have at least one affirming adult in their life is reduced by 40%. Well-supported youth are also more likely to thrive in school, work, and their relationships.

By working towards being an affirming adult, you can provide a safe space for young LGBTQ+ people to talk about their thoughts and feelings which can help the young person develop a positive self-image. You can also help LGBTQ+ youth navigate the challenges of coming out and living authentically. Supporting you in navigating the ins and outs of how to do this is where we come in.

Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events
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Eagle County

04/06, 04/13, 04/20/2023

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Eagle County

04/06, 04/13, 04/20/2023

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Eagle County

04/06, 04/13, 04/20/2023

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Eagle County

04/06, 04/13, 04/20/2023

Past Workshops

Summit County

10/04, 10/11, 10/18/2023

Larimer County

06/01, 06/08, 06/15/2023

Boulder County

1/12, 1/26, 2/09/2023

Greeley

09/13, 09/20, 09/27/2023

Longmont & Loveland

05/04, 05/11, 05/18/2023

El Paso County

11/15, 12/06, 12/16/2022

Denver County

06/29, 07/13, 07/20/2023

Eagle County

04/06, 04/13, 04/20/2023

Mesa County

10/15, 10/29, 11/12/2022

What to Expect

In these sessions we will:

What to Expect
  • discuss terminology and concepts relevant to the LGBTQ+ people in our lives

  • discover strategies, skills, and approaches to be an affirming adult

  • explore the role and importance of support in LGBTQ+ youths' lives

FAQ’s

Who are these workshops for?

FAQs

These workshops are designed for any adult with an LGBTQ+ youth in their lives. Parents, caregivers, coaches, teachers, and others can benefit from the content.

Do these workshops cost anything to attend?

There is no cost to attend these workshops. You can register for workshops in your area by clicking the appropriate link above.

How can I attend these workshops? What is the format of the workshops?

Envision:You offers workshops in community based cohorts throughout Colorado. There are a series of three workshops available via Zoom in each specific community. By having community based cohorts, the curriculum and discussions will be richer and participants will be able to build strong relationships with one another. So to strengthen this community bond only people within the community in which these workshops are offered are allowed to participate. However, we plan to extend to other communities in the future. We also plan to offer hybrid sessions in the future, which provides participants with the option to attend the workshops in person or virtually.

Who facilitates these workshops?

These workshops are facilitated by a licensed clinician,, a co-facilitator from the community with lived experience, and an Envision:You team member.

Who developed the curriculum?

The Q is for Questioning curriculum was developed by Envision:You in partnership with researchers at the Butler Institute for Families at the University of Denver.

What can I expect to learn from these workshops?

Each 120-minute guided presentation contains a psychoeducational presentation on LGBTQ+ identity and LGBTQ+ youth experiences; breakout sessions; Q&A; and a reception. The workshop’s materials and resources will be shared with participants. Participants can expect to learn what challenges LGBTQ+ youth face and develop tools to affirm and support their development.

If there are no workshops offered in my area, how can I attend?

These workshops are facilitated by a licensed clinician,, a co-facilitator from the community with lived experience, and an Envision:You team member.

If I need accommodations, who should I contact?

Please contact q.info@envision-you.org to request accommodations.

Resources

To learn more, please contact Zamora Evans (they/them) at q.info@envision-you.org.

To understand the importance and urgency of this program, please read the following report from the Trevor Project. Accepting Adults Reduce Suicide Attempts.

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