Subject: strictly fyi: archived webinars on teen healthcare access, preventing sexual assault & suicide, sex ed, serving trans youth, Latin/o youth, homeless youth, elementary students
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 7/6/2012 3:29 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:


(1) Recorded webinars from the WA Coalition for Sexual Assault Prevention

(2) Archived webinars from the American Assn for Health Education (AAPHERD)

(3) GLSEN's Elementary Research & Toolkit Webinar from GLSEN Videos on Vimeo

(4) Suicide Prevention among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: Expanding the Frame and Broadening Our Approaches from the Indian Health Service, Division of Behavioral Health

(5) Serving LGBTQQI2-S Youth from The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center




(1) Recorded webinars from the WA Coalition for Sexual Assault Prevention


Sexual Assault Advocacy And Healthcare Access for Youth

Survivors of sexual violence often access healthcare, both emergent and long-term, as a means to heal and recover from the violence they have experienced.  We know that youth are at risk to experience sexual violence, and that they too will need access to these supportive healthcare services.    This webinar will explore sexual assault advocacy and healthcare access for youth ages 13 – 18.  At what age can a teen consent to healthcare services? Is that information confidential?  What is the advocate’s role?  These are the questions and concerns we will dig into!


The Power of Primary Prevention Education in High Schools

Primary prevention strategies are possible in a high school setting. This webinar will walk you through practical steps of how to develop or implement a prevention program in your area schools.   You will learn the importance of utilizing evidence-based and theory-driven research in comprehensive sexual violence prevention programs.  And you will discover you don’t have to do it all on your own by learning how to draw on external resources to assist in the development, maintenance, and implementation of a prevention program.


Transgender Youth Survivors: Understanding, Serving, Celebrating

This interactive and fast-paced webinar will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s).  Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve transgender survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones.  Topics will include prevalence rates of sexual violence, barriers to accessing services, unique issues facing transgender youth survivors, and considerations for service providers.  Participants will leave with practical steps that will assist them in modifying existing policies and procedures, identifying and lowering barriers to service, and improving effective services to transgender youth survivors and loved ones.


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(2) Archived webinars from the American Assn for Health Education (AAPHERD)

September 26: Sexual Health of Latino Youth: Making Sexuality Education Culturally Appropriate
Speaker: Raffy Luquis
This webinar is designed to increase the cultural understanding of health educators and other health professionals who deal with sexuality. The presenter will share strategies and resources for making sexualityeducation culturally appropriate.  

October 17: Sexting, Texting & Acronyms: Technology's Dark Side
Speaker: Tara Tietjen-Smith
This webinar will introduce participants to the world of underage mobile phone use and will answer the questions such as; what do all of those acronyms mean? How can teachers and parents discourage texting? What should someone do when receiving an inappropriate text/picture from a student?   Actions to take when encountering students either sending or receiving these texts/photos will be explored.                                         

November 7: Beyond Boys vs. Girls: Transgender Issues for Health Teachers
Speakers: Michelle Scarpulla & Nikita Correa
Transgender people are coming out at younger ages and this can pose challenges for schools related to effective education, school policies, pronoun usage and physical education class.  This workshop will provide learders with a better understanding of what it means to be transgender and provide concrete examples of how schools can be supportive of and sensitive to the unique needs of transgender students.  

November 14: Teaching the Facebook Nation: Technology Trends Among Teens
Speakers: Michelle Scarpulla & Nikita Correa
This webinar will provide an up-to-date summary of the most frequently used media, as well as a look at new and emerging trends among teens.  Examining how these impact safety, sexuality and relationships will be examined, and lesson ideas for educating students about these issues will be presented.

More of AAPHERD’s archived webinars:



(3) GLSEN's Elementary Research & Toolkit Webinar from GLSEN Videos on Vimeo


Featuring Joseph Kosciw, PhD and Robert McGarry, EdD (both of GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) and Dana Markow, PhD of Harris Interactive


This webinar discusses findings from the newly released report, Playgrounds and Prejudice: Elementary School Climate in the United States. We discussed findings related to students' and teachers' experiences with biased remarks and bullying, and their attitudes about gender expression and family diversity. We also provided an overview of the new GLSEN curricular resource for elementary school teachers: Ready, Set, Respect! Elementary School Toolkit. Go to:




(4) Suicide Prevention among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: Expanding the Frame and Broadening Our Approaches from the Indian Health Service, Division of Behavioral Health


Featuring Effie Malley, MPA of the National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide at the American Association of Suicidology, Caitlin Ryan, PhD, ACSW is Director of the Family Acceptance Project, and Dave Reynolds, MPH, CPH of The Trevor Project


This webinar focused on reducing risk for suicide and increasing positive outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.Go to:




(5) Serving LGBTQQI2-S Youth from The Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center


Part of their Culturally Competent Services Series, this webinar conducted with TC Cassidy, Mimi Laver and Toby Eastman discussed the steps they are taking to provide culturally competent services to GLBT youth, provided information on creating policies and procedures that will help agencies ensure a safe and inclusive environment for GLBT youth, discussed legal rights for GLBT youth and identified the challenges and lessons they have learned working with GLBT youth.  Go to:




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