BENEFITING: PEACEFUL SOLUTIONS COUNSELING INC
At present there is no support or educational group opportunities for the LGBTQ youth in our area. A local non-profit in Wausau Wisconsin; Peaceful Solutions Counseling, hopes to offer a resource for this population to assist them in exploring their thoughts and feelings related to being LGBTQ and how that will affect them positively and negatively in their lives, while at the same time, offer them valuable life coping skills, and positive adult role models. We would like to provide an open group structure for 1 ½ -2 hours weekly with periodic quarterly activities/day trip outings as an educational or recreational opportunity for the youth. We will focus on a variety of topic areas in our groups to include: the risk for AODA abuse, coming out, risky sexual behaviors, STD’s, legal issues, the law, media impacts, resources for LGBTQ people, self esteem/self worth issues, family issues, religion, and suicide risk/prevention.