A Network Connecting School Leaders From Around The Globe
Time: September 26, 2016 from 8am to 1pm
Location: Adelphi University Student Center Garden City, NY
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Event Type: conference
Organized By: School Leaders for Change
Latest Activity: Aug 29, 2016
Teaching LGBTQIA* Youth: Creating Safe Spaces for Learning
(*lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and a-sexual)
September 26, 2016
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Garden City, NY
FULL BREAKFAST INCLUDED
Participants: Building and District Leaders are encouraged to bring a team of teachers, particularly those responsible for providing health and wellness education to children grades k-12: Health Educators, Special Educators, Psychologists, School Counselors and Social Workers , along with district administrators are essential members of this team
Thirty percent or more of LGBT youth have missed one or more day of school for fear of victimization or bullying. The situation is worse for students in rural Long Island, with absence rates as high as 36%. The sad but true facts go on and on: eight out of ten students face harassment (higher for students of color and those who are transgender or living in rural areas). Students who face victimization are also less likely to aspire to attend college.
This conference involves a series of hand-on presentations and workshops focused on creating safe and supportive environments and improving self-advocacy and leadership skills so participants can better understand themselves, advocate for equality, and enhance their schools and communities.
Workshop Participants Will:
Colby Berger, Ed.M., MSW, Director Silver Lining Mentoring, Inc.
Aaron Braun, Community Educator, LGBT Network
Galo Cunto, LCSW, Supervising Social Worker, Long Island Crisis Center, Pride for Youth
LGTBQIA Students, Long Island Schools and Universities