Pride Support Program

 

This program features live calls and online groups, in a safe and supportive atmosphere, all designed through a trauma-informed lens, and developed to provide information, affirmation, and encouragement to trauma survivors in the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Live Calls

Live calls on Thursdays at 7pm Eastern

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Online Groups

Chat with other members in our safe online space

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Safe & Affirming

This program is a safe space to share and support others

Join us in our Pride Support Program

You Asked, We Listened! 

This program is designed to be a safe and affirming space for members of the pride community and allies of the pride community. You are welcome here, just as you are. 

During the live weekly calls and in the online chat groups, the ultimate mission is for all members to feel safe. We have a zero tolerance policy against any type of minimizing, unkind, or abusive behavior. Each member is appreciated and welcome just as they are, for who they are. 

Read on to learn more about this unique program that focuses on supporting members and allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, including how the live calls and safe chat groups work.

As an added benefit, your membership to this program also includes access to the Weekly Creative Group (Sundays 6pm eastern).

As an inaugural member of this new program, your quarterly Early Adopter Membership gives you discounted access to the program. You’ll continue to receive the same discounted rate for as long as you’re an active member.

What is Pride Support and how does this program work?

This program focuses on providing a safe, supportive, and informative place for anyone who identifies with, or is an ally of, the LGBTQIA+ community.

There are weekly live calls on Thursdays and safe online groups where members can come together in a space dedicated to healing from trauma and covering topics that directly impact the daily life of trauma survivors in the pride community. 

During live calls, the facilitator will have a screen share that covers topics including but not limited too:

  • Discrimination
  • Exclusion
  • Marginalization
  • Social Acceptance
  • Unfair Treatment
  • Familial Rejection
  • Health Concerns Neglect
  • Culture
  • and more.

The live calls are your unique experience to interact as little or as much as you like. You’ll have the opportunity to share during the call either using your voice or by typing in the chat. Moderators will be on each call to interact with the members and assist the call facilitator in addressing questions and comments.  They will also help ensure the calls are always a safe space by having the ability to address any concerns, should they arise.

This program is held completely on our Circle.so platform; which is capable of both chat rooms and live calls, and is accessible via your computer or smart phone app (both Android and iPhone).

Cameras are optional on all live calls. Sharing by using your voice is encouraged, but never required. The facilitator can unmute anyone who wishes to share out loud.

The facilitator will typically read and discuss the topic via a screenshare for the first half of each call, and then open up for discussion and thoughts from the members. As a member of this program, you have input into what we cover. If you feel there is something that needs to be included, we welcome your input.

Live calls are not recorded; and no additional recordings are allowed as per our guidelines.

The online safe groups are available 24/7 from your smart phone or computer. Members are encouraged to share resources, ask questions, and support one another in the groups. All groups, and all aspects of this program are available to active members only, no visitors are allowed. This ensures that we can continue to hold the safe, affirming space for everyone, free from invalidation and marginalization

This program is not therapy and should never be considered as such. It is a peer support program, designed to help supplement ongoing individual healing work.

We’ve developed this program to give you a place to come and be around others in the pride community who are healing from complex trauma. Your voice matters, you matter. We welcome you with open arms.

The short introduction video below will show you how to get started in registering for the program.

Program Information

Weekly Calls

Thursdays at 7pm eastern: A time of teaching and sharing facilitated by call leaders and chat moderators. Live calls begin in September 2023. Soft launch of online groups starts August 2023. 

No recordings

Unlike many of our programs; live calls are not recorded.

Leadership

All program calls and online groups are faciliated by CPTSD Foundation staff members who are trauma-informed and focused on you.

Affordable Membership

To help celebrate the launch of this program in 2023, your Early Adopter quarterly membership is only $59. It will continue to renew every 3 months at the same unless you cancel. That’s less than $20 per month for unlimited access to the program for the duration of your membership. No contract, cancel anytime. Cancellation & Refund Policy.

Rules & Guidelines

In order to participate in this program, you agree that you’ve read, understand, accept, and will abide by all rules & guidelines at all times. These are also linked on the program calls and referenced on the check out page.

Connect with Others

Your membership includes access to our safe, secure, online groups where you can post questions, share helpful resources, and interact with CPTSD Foundation staff and members in your group.

Your Voice Matters

We value your input. We encourage you to share your thoughts on what you want to see in this program. 

Safe Atmosphere

We facilitate a safe atmosphere on every call, free from bullying, invalidation, marginalization, minimizing, or abusive behavior of any type. Everyone is respected, encouraged, and affirmed.

Have a Question?

Contact us anytime for help. Our team is happy to answer questions for you and address any concerns you have. 

See a sample in our Learn More resource

 

If you aren’t familiar with how this program works, you can watch an introductory video with your program leaders. This is a free resource which includes samples of many of our other programs as well.

Give it a try!

Your Pride Support Facilitators

You’ll find additional information about the leaders on our staff page. These leaders will take turns leading live calls, recording content for the members library, and being active in the online groups.

Oak

Oak

Lead Program Facilitator

Oak will be the primary call leader each week, and also active in the online groups.

Shravani Bojja

Shravani Bojja

Chat Moderator

Shravani will be a chat moderator on the live calls as well as active in the online groups.

Ashni Shah

Ashni Shah

Chat Moderator

Ashni will be a chat moderator on the live calls as well as active in the online groups.

Mindy Levine

Mindy Levine

Chat Moderator

Mindy will be a chat moderator on the live calls as well as active in the online groups.

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Ready to Get Started?

Simply click that button to register. You’ll be taken directly to the registration page to fill out your information in an easy to use form.

Stay Up to Date

Check the Events Calendar

The Pride Support Program meets for live calls on Thursday’s at 7pm eastern. We keep the calendar updated with all of the programs available at CPTSD Foundation.