Subject: IMPORTANT: Important Safe Schools Coalition meeting December 18, 2012; Safe Schools Coalition Fall Training Series Continues - clock hours available.
From: Gabi Clayton ~ Safe Schools Coalition <>
Date: 12/1/2012 3:13 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:

1.) Important Safe Schools Coalition meeting December 18, 2012
2.) Safe Schools Coalition Fall Training Series Continues - Clock hours available!


1.) Safe Schools Coalition meeting December 18, 2012
We wanted to let you know, if you didn't know already, that Beth Reis will be stepping away as co-chair and lead staff to the Safe Schools Coalition. Her duties with the Health Department are changing. We are so sad to see her go. We are also working with Community Consulting Partnerships thru May, 2013 to create our new structure and plan as we move forward. This email is to encourage you to attend our December meeting.

Please join us for the Safe Schools Coalition December meeting on Tuesday, December 18 from 3-6:00.  We will conduct regular business from 3-4 pm that will include very important transition and committee updates. This meeting will be followed by a facilitated celebration of  our accomplishments, closure to the current structure of the coalition and looking toward the future. Please bring a memory to share as we acknowledge the leadership of Beth and the foresight of the Seattle King County Dept of Public Health to support this important work.   This activity will be facilitated by Pat Vivian and followed by some light refreshments. We hope that all of you can attend. 

Co-Secretary & Intervention Team Leader Penny Palmer and Co-Chair Michelle Munro are also stepping down.  

It will be wonderful to think back over all of the amazing accomplishments of the SSC.  What an inspiring group of people you are!

A bit about Pat Vivian from the CCP website: In her organization development practice of 26 years Pat has consulted with more than 200 not-for profit organizations locally and nationally. She has worked with health, human service, and environmental organizations, advocacy groups, and multi-organization coalitions and efforts. Pat is committed to supporting and strengthening the nonprofit sector, especially organizations working for social justice and social change.

Please let me know if you have any questions and take good care,

Tracy Flynn, M.Ed.
Welcoming Schools - Regional Consultant

2.) Safe Schools Coalition Fall Training Series Continues - Clock hours are available.
The Safe School Coalition Fall Series begins on Saturday, November 10, 2012.

Please turn in your registration form as soon as possible.
Final training schedule with new workshop descriptions is below in this email and also online here:
                                where you will also be able to access the flyer and registration form.

5 clock hours will be available for $2 each.

Safe Schools Coalition Presents: Safe Schools Series 2012
Professional Development Training Program

Training Schedule:
Welcoming Schools
November 10, 2012 - 12:30-5:30
Welcoming Schools is a comprehensive approach offering a tool kit to create welcoming schools that address family diversity, avoiding and eliminating gender role stereotyping, and ending bullying.

Being an Ally to LGBTQ Youth
December 8, 2012 - 10:30-12:30
This workshop will explore ways to be an ally to LGBTQ youth in schools and other social service agencies. Participants will take part in activities designed to increase awareness of the issues that LGBTQ youth face and will practice ways to engage others in conversation around these issues.

Building Skills Toward Responding to Micro-Aggressions
December 8, 2012 - 1:00-5:00
This workshop will provide opportunities for self-exploration and collective exploration of ways our communication can reflect socially just engagement with our students, colleagues, and our communities.

LGBTQ Bullying and Harassment: Prevention and Intervention
December 15, 2012 - 10:30-1:30
Explore case studies of anti-LGBTQ bullying, harassment and intimidation and practice strategies for recognizing it. Share skills of intervention and develop prevention strategies. Know school-related law and policy regarding LGBTQ issues.

Intersections: LGBTQ Youth of Color and Immigrant Youth
December 15, 2012 - 2:00-5:00
Examine approaches for supporting LGBTQ youth of color and/or LGBTQ immigrant youth. Critically examine homophobia and/or transphobia in popular culture and learn strategies of using popular culture to discuss these issues.



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Beth Reis, Public Health - Seattle & King County
Michelle Munro, not representing a member org
Mo Lewis, King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
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