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 POP (Parents of Progress) Meetings
IYG's POP (Parents of Progress) POP provides education and support to adults in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth in order to create accepting households. It's an OPEN adults group. Simply, email Jasmine Clark jclark@indianayouthgroup.org to RSVP (RSVP preferred but  not required).

 

Meetings are on third Saturdays from 2-5 pm at IYG (3733 N Meridian Street). Contact Jasmine if you'd like to come! 

 

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IYG's Parent meetings are 3-hour group learning groups which occur once a month. In this group we discuss what it means to be a youth that identifies as LGBTQ+, provide STEP tools (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) to help parents and caregivers navigate difficult situations, and provide general tools and resources on how to be of most support to the LGBTQ+ youth in your life. 

 
One-on-One Support:
For parents and caregivers that have specific questions and concerns that they would like to discuss, IYG offers individual meetings and conversations to aid in support. Assistance is provided to parent and caregivers with crucial conversations, such as how to relay to family and friends that you have an LGBTQ+ child or family member. Any other issues pertinent to each family's individual situation and process is open for one-on-one discussion.

 

 

More Resources!

PFLAG:

Founded in 1972 with the simple act of a mother publicly supporting her gay son, PFLAG is the nation's largest family and ally organization. Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of LGBTQ people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy.

 Find out more about Indy PFLAG HERE.

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