Subject: strictly fyi: EVENTS on the web & in ID, OR, WA
From: "Reis, Beth" <Beth.Reis@kingcounty.gov>
Date: 9/8/2011 4:21 PM
To: NEWS@safeschoolscoalition.org

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
 
(1) FREE Middle & High School FLASH Teacher Training -- Family Life and Sexual Health Curriculum (Nov 9-10; Seattle, WA)
(2) “Of Trucks and Tiaras: Supporting Trans and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth in Your Community" Workshop (Sept 18; Lincoln City, OR)
(3) The Art of Referral Training (Sept 15; Seattle, WA)
(4) Idaho Safe Schools Coalition meeting (Sept 13; Boise, ID)
(5) Webinar: The Repercussions of Bullying on Girls’ Futures (Sept 20; on the Web)
 
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(1) FREE Middle & High School FLASH Teacher Training -- Family Life and Sexual Health Curriculum (Nov 9-10; Seattle, WA)
 
Clock hours are provided free of charge.  
November 9 & 10, 2011 (Wednesday & Thursday)
8:30 AM Arrival, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Training
 
Radisson Hotel Seattle Airport
18118 International Boulevard, Seattle, WA 98188
 
Participants are asked to make arrangements to attend both days of the training and stay for the entire duration.
 
Audience: Classroom Teachers, School Administrators and Curriculum Directors; Districts are encouraged to send a health education leadership team.
 
Following the workshop participants will be able to:
         understand and apply state laws and district policies relevant to sexuality education.
         respond effectively to students’ questions, including those that are value-laden.
         have strategies to provide students with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to successfully abstain from risky sexual behavior.
         have strategies to provide students with the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills to successfully reduce sexual risks.
         deliver the FLASH curriculum with confidence.
 
What you will need to bring: A copy of the Middle School or High School FLASH curriculum. To purchase or download a copy of the curriculum please visit: www.kingcounty.gov/health/FLASH
 
REGISTER NOW: http://www.cardeaservices.org/training/events/e10_11-09flash.html
A limited number of seats are available so early registration is recommended.
Registrations must be received on or before Friday, October 28, 2011.
 
Questions? Contact Jeana Johnson at Cardea (formerly CHT Resource Group), jeana@cardeaservices.org, 206.223.1186
 
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(2) “Of Trucks and Tiaras: Supporting Trans and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth in Your Community" Workshop (Sept 18; Lincoln City, OR)
 
TransActive Education & Advocacy and PFLAG Central Coast present "Of Trucks and Tiaras: Supporting Trans and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth in Your Community" Sunday, September 18 from 2:30-4:30pm at the Historic Anchor Inn in Lincoln City.
 
LINCOLN CITY, OR: In partnership with the Iris Pride Festival, TransActive Education & Advocacy and PFLAG Central Coast present "Of Trucks and Tiaras: Supporting Trans and Gender Non-conforming Children and Youth in Your Community" Sunday, September 18 from 2:30-4:30pm at the Historic Anchor Inn in Lincoln City (4417 SW Hwy 101).  The two hour workshop will cover tools and tips for how to best support gender non-conforming youth aged 4 to 18 - kids who may identify as transgender, gay, or lesbian, but also supporting any youth bullied for "not acting like a lady" or "being a sissy".  The workshop is designed for parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults in the community who work with youth.  There is no cost to attend the workshop, though donations will gladly be accepted.
 
TransActive Education & Advocacy works with the families of gender non-conforming children to minimize and prevent child abuse by providing parents with resources and support, and encourages youth empowerment by working with schools, pediatricians and case workers to ensure a healthy and safe environment for gender non-conforming children to grow up in.  For more information, visit http://www.transactiveonline.org.
 
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends, providing opportunities for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.  Find a chapter near you at http://community.pflag.org.
 
The Iris Pride Festival in Lincoln City is the first and only gay pride event on the Oregon Coast.  The colorful Super Hero-themed Pride will take place the weekend of September 16-18th, 2011.  For more information about Iris Pride, visit http://www.oregoncoast.org/iris-pride-festival.
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TransActive is a diverse and motivated volunteer team of people, working together to provide transgender children and youth a present and future in which they can thrive, achieve their dreams and express their individuality. TransActive Education & Advocacy, a non-profit organization, provides the necessary support to improve the quality of life of transgender and gender non-conforming children, youth and their families through education, services, advocacy and research.
 
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(3) The Art of Referral Training (Sept 15; Seattle, WA)
 
Part of Crisis Clinic's 2011 Community Trainings: Professional Trainings for Difficult Times, these sessions are appropriate for both new and experienced social workers, case managers, front-line staff, receptionists, clinicians, school counselors, call center staff, librarians, public sector professionals… anyone working directly with the public.
 
 
 
For additional information and to register for the event, visit http://crisisclinicsept15training.eventbrite.com/
 
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(4) Idaho Safe Schools Coalition meeting (Sept 13; Boise, ID)
 
The Idaho Safe Schools Coalition's monthly meeting is on Tuesday, September 13th at 6 pm at The Community Center (click here for map). ALL ARE WELCOME!
 
Also, if you are a youth interested in helping to plan YOUTH NIGHT, the first planning meeting will happen after this steering committee meeting - so please attend if you want to help out with youth night and invite any of your friends or other youth you think might want to help out!
 
Let us know if you would like a topic to be included on the agenda for Tuesday. We hope to see you there!
 
Krista Perry & Elizabeth Morgan | Co-Chairs, Idaho Safe Schools Coalition
P.O. Box 6650
Boise, ID 83707
www.IdahoSSC.com
 
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(5) Webinar: The Repercussions of Bullying on Girls’ Futures (Sept 20; on the Web)
 
Sponsor: U.S. government's Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Presented by: Rosalind Wiseman, Internationally recognized expert on children, teens, parenting, bullying, social justice and ethical leadership
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
2pm Eastern 1pm Central 12pm Mountain 11am Pacific
 
After participating in this webinar participants will be able to:
 
Register Now! https://services.choruscall.com/links/womenshealth.html
 
About our series:
The impact of violence, abuse, neglect, disaster, war, and other harmful experiences continues long after the traumatic event has ended. Exposure to trauma is a pervasive issue that has significantly impacted the health and well-being of millions of Americans and nearly everyone seeking services in the public health and social services systems. Understanding how trauma affects the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, and physical functioning of the people we care for can improve all health and social services.
 
All health and social service providers are welcome, including medical care providers, dentists, social workers, teachers, mental health workers, substance use disorder treatment providers, corrections officers, and community program staff, to name a few.  
 
*This webinar will be recorded, archived and available for viewing at the above link after September 22nd.
 
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