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lgbtq+ resources

Please note that neither Dayton Children’s Hospital nor the adolescent and young adult medicine division endorses all of the information found in the external services listed below. These links are provided as a resource. Hours may be subject to change.


  • Gender Spectrum
    • Information for youth, families, faith communities and medical/mental health/social work professionals
  • Kaleidoscope Youth Center
    • LGBTQ+ youth center in Columbus is open Monday -Friday, events throughout the year, 603 E. Town St, Columbus
  • GLSEN – Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
  • Lead with Love
    • Lead with Love is a 35-minute documentary created to help provide comfort, information, and guidance for parents who have recently learned that their child is lesbian, gay, or bisexual.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality
    • Information for transgender youth in school and beyond, with resources and how-to guides.
  • Stand with Trans
    • Dedicated to programs, education, and support groups serving transgender youth, Ally parents support line.
  • Student resources
    • A guide of resources for LGBTQ+ students in higher education, including scholarships, resources, clubs, anti-bullying hotlines and more.
  • The LGBT National Help Center
    • Serving LGBTQ+ people by providing free & confidential peer support, Youth Talk line: 1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743), Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
  • The Trevor Project 
    • Nation’s only 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention line for LGBTQ young people ages 13-24 years.  1-866-488-7386 (1-866-4-U-TREVOR)
  • Visible and Resilient in Community and Self (V&R)
    • Meets online on a rotating schedule, In-person community-building projects
  • Welcoming Schools
    • HRC Foundation project to provide school communities tools to create welcoming and inclusive environments



LGBTQ+ community group

program overview

Dayton Children’s has partnered with Dayton and Montgomery County Public Health to provide “Visible and Resilient in the Community and Self” program. This is a youth informed sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression affirming (SOGIE) inclusive multi-generational prevention education services   program that works to increase health equity for LGBTQ+ youth (ages 13-18 only).

for care givers

In addition to the Visible and Resilient curriculum, care givers are supported by the Dayton Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) group to provide support and education to the care givers while the kids are working separately.

what to expect

Care givers and students meet separately. Each group will participate in:

  • students - introductions, open floor discussion, Visible and Resilient lesson plan
  • care givers - introductions, highpoint of the week, support and education

Please note that any student without a caregiver in attendance will need a consent signed by a caregiver in order to attend.

CLICK HERE to sign the consent


All meetings are 7:00 pm– 8:30 pm on the fourth Thursday of the month*. All meetings are drop-in and do not need to be attended in order.

*excluding holidays


Connor Child Health Pavilion

1010 Valley Street

Dayton, Ohio 45404


For more information please contact Greg Brooks at 937-641-5680

or email

schedule of topics -  the Visible and Resilient curriculum repeats every six months, with the conversation changing based on individual inputs and needs. Order of lessons varies based on group needs. Please visit the Dayton Children’s website for the most up-to-date calendar for this support group at

April 27– Mindfulness with Matt

Yoga Matt will spread his zenness and teach us some mindful practices to use when we’re feeling some type of way…

May 25– So…. What is intersectionality?

Some scenario-based practices will help us dive into the reality of intersectionality and how it impacts our unique experiences in the world. 

June 22– Celebration of queer champions throughout history

It’s Pride Month! A time to celebrate the Q+ community and the champions who paved the way. 

July 27– Considering

Sailing away to the Two Island Story, where our individual morals and values guide us towards decision-making…with a fun         scenario! 

August 24– Queers in community

Who’s doing what and how are they doing it? Guest speakers will engage youth by sharing their knowledge and experience in various professional roles.

September 28-What Makes a Solid Ally?

Individuals will have an opportunity to share what makes someone an ally to them. As a group, we will create an actionable list of things that allies can do to be affirming and supportive. 


October 26-Implicit Bias

Got Bias? We all do! The only way to progress is to recognize and make the choice to make a change. The group will discuss how and where implicit bias comes from, and maybe even engage in some self-reflection…


November 16-Oh, Sweet Learnin… 

YUM! The group will learn about nutritious, sweet treats and plan a menu to whip up some deliciousness for their adults in December. Discussions will surround the idea that “being healthy” can look a lot of different ways. 


December 28-Cooks BACK to the kitchen

This time around, youth will be making nutritional treats and enjoying them with the group. 


contact us request an appointment

The adolescent medicine department welcomes phone calls to 937-641-3855 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

A physician referral is recommended prior to the first outpatient visit. All follow-up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling at 937-641-4000.