“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller
On Day 1, a participant commented: “Gay and transgender is against my faith. It’s not right, and I don’t believe in it.” That authenticity paved the way for open dialogue, during which a teenage participant captured the central concern of all, and underscored what is ultimately at stake. Voice trembling, she quietly asked: “How do I get people to stop hating?”
Participants moved past divergent beliefs to create action plans for their communities. A supervisor at a behavioral health center, declared, “I am a pastor’s daughter and this topic is hard for me, but I want all my staff to get this education. Every child deserves our support.”
Thank you to all participants for your leadership and partnership in keeping all youth safe.
“A life-changing experience. I feel liberated from the fears and anxieties in my head, and reconnected to my heart—and my child.” – Parent in Gender Continuum course
“I am so used to arguing with people, but now I see a way to find solutions and actually strengthen my relationships.” – Middle school student in Communication Solutions™ course
“Society is stuck on punishment. I’m elated to discover a new approach that shines a light on the source of bullying behaviors.” – High school teacher in A Communication Called “Bullying” coursee