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LGBTQ Specialized Care

At Jade, we support you or your loved one’s journey towards a gender experience, expression, and identity that feels comfortable and consensual. We effectively serve our LGBTQ community through understanding the cultural dynamics and diversity that makes each one of us unique. Through positive, inclusive treatment and an affirming staff, Jade ensures that LGBTQ clients receive the superior care that everyone deserves.

Our Programming Includes:

  • Breaking down cultural norms around gender and the impact they have on your pursuit towards congruence
  • Normalizing and legitimizing your unique and individual journey
  • Exploring gender in the context of your background and wider world, which includes race, class, sexuality, age, generation, mental health, and disability
  • Identifying how you can navigate the world safely while expressing your gender in ways that feel comfortable and consensual
  • Providing a space that is safe and welcoming
  • Education on healthier ways to cope with gender dysphoria to reduce distress from mental health and substance abuse.
  • Supporting congruence across the complex interrelationship of gender which includes harmony of body, identity, and social dimensions.
  • Helping your loved one’s transition as you move towards gender congruence.

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Our experienced staff takes PRIDE in providing affirmative and inclusive care to our LGBTQ community.

At Jade, we effectively serve our LGBTQ community through understanding the cultural dynamics and diversity that makes each one of us unique. Through positive, inclusive treatment and an affirming staff, Jade ensures that LGBTQ clients receive the superior care that everyone deserves.

Our Programming Includes:

  • Culturally sensitive relapse prevention planning
  • Management of minority stress and stigma on mental health
  • Reducing internalized homophobia and transphobia
  • Supporting gender identity, expression, fluidity and role
  • Development of peer and social supports
  • Enhancing resilience through LGBTQ affirming interventions
  • Clinical Care & Services incorporating LGBTQ health care needs

Jade utilizes “minority stress treatment principles” when helping LGBTQ individuals. This minimizes the impact of stigma and discrimination that often antagonizes mental health and substance abuse.

Our programming assists in:

  • Facilitating emotional awareness, regulation, and acceptance related to identity
  • Empowering assertive communication when addressing discrimination and marginalization
  • Evaluating and challenging minority stress cognitions that influence self esteem
  • Authenticating unique strengths of LGBTQ people
  • Providing supportive relationships and community through our LGBTQ alumni community
  • Affirming healthy, satisfying expressions of sexuality and gender
Gender-Affirming Treatment

At Jade, we strive to provide gender-affirming treatment to the Trans Community. Many transgender people experience gender dysphoria at some point in their lives.

While gender dysphoria is a diagnosis listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), transgender identity is not in the DSM-5, and should not be considered a form of psychopathology.

For most transgender people with or without mental health issues, gender dysphoria is alleviated by achieving a satisfactory level of affirmation of their gender identity through social, legal, and/or evidence-informed gender-affirming health services (Fenway Institute, 2018).

Gender Identity Fluidity

Fluctuations in gender identity and expression are common. Some individuals in the process of discovering their gender identity will eventually identify a single identity; others will have a non-binary gender identity with expression and identity that may or may not vary over time (Fenway Institute, 2018).

Our programming offers support as you begin to conceptualize your identity in a safe and supportive environment.

Transgender Resources

Colorado Name Change Project: http://www.namechangeproject.org/

National Center for Transgender Equality https://transequality.org/

Transgender Law Center (TLC)   https://transgenderlawcenter.org/

Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP)  https://srlp.org/

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF)  http://www.transgenderlegal.org/

Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC)  https://www.masstpc.org/

Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC)  https://transpoc.org/

Trans Women of Color Collective (TWOCC)  https://www.twocc.us/

Black Trans Advocacy  https://btac.blacktrans.org/

Trans Latina Coalition  https://www.translatinacoalition.org/

Gender Spectrum  https://www.genderspectrum.org/

Gender Diversity http://www.genderdiversity.org/

Trans Youth Equality Federation  www.transyouthequality.org/

Trans Youth Family Allies (TYFA)  http://www.imatyfa.org/

TransTech Social Enterprises  https://www.transtechsocial.org/

SPART*A  https://spartapride.org/

Transgender American Veterans Association  http://www.tavausa.org/

TransAthlete.com  https://www.transathlete.com

The Trevor Project 

24/7/365 Lifeline at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386) 

TrevorChat, their online instant messaging option,

TrevorText, a text-based support option.

TrevorSpace, peer support from all over the world.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)

Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860

 

Transgender Programs at LGBT Organizations

GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program  https://www.glaad.org/transgender

Freedom for All Americans https://www.freedomforallamericans.org/about/our-programs/transgender-freedom-project/

PFLAG Our Trans Loved Ones  https://pflag.org/ourtranslovedones

PFLAG Transgender Resources https://pflag.org/search?keys=transgender&type=resource

PFLAG’s Transgender Ally campaign  http://www.straightforequality.org/trans

The Task Force’s Transgender Civil Rights Project  https://www.thetaskforce.org/tcrp/

Gender Identity Project at the NYC LGBT Center  https://gaycenter.org/gip

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)  https://www.aclu.org/issues/lgbt-rights/transgender-rights

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) Transgender Rights Project  https://www.glad.org/work/initiatives/c/transgender-rights-project/

National Center for Lesbian Rights – Transgender Law  http://www.nclrights.org/our-work/transgender-law/

L.A. LGBT Center’s Transgender Economic Empowerment Project  https://lalgbtcenter.org/social-service-and-housing/transgender/employment

SF Transgender Economic Empowerment Initiative  http://transemploymentprogram.org/

TransJustice at the Audre Lorde Project  https://alp.org/TransJustice

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