Subject: strictly fyi: Queer Youth Advice for Educators & EVENTS in MA, TN and everywhere
From: "Reis, Beth"
Date: 9/30/2011 4:27 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
(1) NEW FREE PUBLICATION: Queer Youth Advice for Educators
(2) Application to attend the 2011 convening of the National Safe Schools Roundtable (Nov 16-18; Nashville, TN) -- apply by Oct 6!
(3) Delivering Sexuality Education with Confidence! (Oct 12; Brockton, MA)
(4) October is LGBT History Month -- all month -- everywhere
(1) NEW FREE PUBLICATION: Queer Youth Advice for Educators
WKCD/Next Generation Press just produced this 38-page document that gathers the voices and experiences of 30 LGBT youth (students) across the country. It's available as a free download at:
(2) Application to attend the 2011 convening of the National Safe Schools Roundtable (Nov 16-18; Nashville, TN) -- apply by Oct 6!
The National Safe Schools Roundtable (NSSR) is a coalition of people and organizations from across the United States who are substantively involved in LGBTQ safe schools work on a professional and/or volunteer basis. The mission of the NSSR is to enhance the effectiveness of the LGBTQ safe schools movement nationwide.
The Safe Schools Coalition belongs to the Roundtable and we highly recommend that our members and partners get involved. We don't ordinarily send attachments to this listserv but we are making this exception to attach an application:
Hope we will see some of you there.
(3) Delivering Sexuality Education with Confidence! (Oct 12; Brockton, MA)
Sponsor: Area Health Education Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
Presenter:  Pat Santin, Program Coordinator, Brockton Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, a Program of Health Imperatives
Whether working with young people or adults, teaching topics related to sexuality education can present many challenges.  One challenge for some people is managing their own comfort around the topic. This training will utilize fun, engaging and innovative strategies to help build the skills and confidence of those charged with delivering sexuality education. This session will provide an opportunity for participants to examine their own attitudes and values related to sexuality education. The training will also offer sample activities that can be utilized in a variety of settings. 
Date:   October 12, 2011
Time:   9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fee:    $45 includes CEUs, training materials and continental breakfast.
Designed for:  Health educators, school nurses, counselors and other school personnel. Human service providers, community health workers, youth workers and substance abuse treatment providers.
Register here:
(4) October is LGBT History Month -- all month -- everywhere
Well, at least everywhere in the U.S. and some other countries. More here:
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