Trainings center sex positive, anti-racist approaches and attitudes for understanding mental health, sexual health, relationships, development, and LGBTQ youth and adults. Trainings are listed below and can be curated for particular audiences.
Queer and transgender youth make up a growing community in our society and schools. The training will deconstruct language and culture around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and questioning youth. Current research on mental health, development, and supportive relationships will be presented. Specific skills will be taught for how to connect with and support the thriving of queer and transgender youth.
Sex positive is an attitude grounded in openness, ethics, and health. Becoming sex positive requires we, as adults, clinicians and educators, begin with reflection about our own assumptions, shame, and miseducation about sexuality and gender. The training will lead participants through reflective exercises and to new sex positive perspectives. The training concludes with new skills for facilitating affirming and informed relationships with youth and each other.
Healthcare providers can provide life saving care for the LGBTQ community. Best practices for providing a positive and effective healthcare experience for LGBTQ patients. This training is for those in medical, nursing, mental health, and other allied healthcare professions.
The training utilizes the metaphor of galaxies for understanding child development and mental health outcomes. Current research and theory are used for conceptualizing early childhood development. The role of caregivers are explored for understanding how they shape gender congruence, positive sexuality, and body autonomy. Attendees are challenged to reflexively consider the ways they expand, constrain, and co-construct possibilities for youth.