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Our mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.

In 30 years of teaching, I’ve never had any training around these topics, and it’s so relevant to what we see in our classrooms.

Early Childhood Teacher

Deciphering Gender and Orientation

Though awareness about gender and orientation has dramatically increased, many youth still face violence, mental health challenges, and life threatening consequences when they don’t fit society’s traditional expectations. Through reflective conversation and exercises, participants in this course will examine their own experiences around gender, along with the latest research and exciting new perspectives.

A Communication Called “Bullying”

This course examines the phenomenon of “bullying” through the lens of communication. Children who are bullied are more likely to drop out of school, have lower academic achievement, and are at greater risk of experiencing anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideology—effects that can persist into adulthood. Children who report using bullying behaviors are over three times as likely to have multiple criminal convictions by their early twenties.

Reimagining Femininity & Masculinity

What is required to “be a man” in today’s world? Is it possible to be seen as “feminine” and “strong” simultaneously, without sacrificing authenticity? What parts of you have you dismissed, downplayed, or stripped away to fit traditional expectations around masculinity and femininity? Masculinity is typically viewed simply as the predominant position of privilege and power.