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December 2022

Windows & Mirrors: LGBTQIA-Affirming Programs and Curriculum

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Adults in childcare and education settings have a unique opportunity to provide programming and materials that allow youth to see themselves and their families represented, while preparing them for interacting with the world around them and helping them be better friends. This session introduces the “Mirrors & Windows” learning theory (coined by educator Emily Styles in 1988) and provides examples for improvements to curriculum and programming. Prerequisite: LGBTQIA 101.

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Windows & Mirrors: LGBTQIA-Affirming Programs and Curriculum

December 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Adults in childcare and education settings have a unique opportunity to provide programming and materials that allow youth to see themselves and their families represented, while preparing them for interacting with the world around them and helping them be better friends. This session introduces the “Mirrors & Windows” learning theory (coined by educator Emily Styles in 1988) and provides examples for improvements to curriculum and programming. Prerequisite: LGBTQIA 101.

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Traditional Teaching of the Good Mind

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This presentation will feature many traditional teachings and concepts of Haudenosaunee and Native cultures and perspectives that help us all relate to each other and understand our connections to the natural world.  These perspectives are very helpful to develop and maintain healthy, positive relationships with many others as well as with Native Americans.

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Deepening Allyship for LGBTQIA Children & Youth

December 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Take your allyship to the next level with an introspective exploration. We usually don’t even realize how our own experiences of gender and attraction shape how we provide care and education for youth. Allyship isn’t about being “tolerant” or even “supportive.” It’s about ACTION - so let’s dive in. Prerequisite: LGBTQIA 101

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Deepening Allyship for LGBTQIA Children & Youth

December 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Take your allyship to the next level with an introspective exploration. We usually don’t even realize how our own experiences of gender and attraction shape how we provide care and education for youth. Allyship isn’t about being “tolerant” or even “supportive.” It’s about ACTION - so let’s dive in. Prerequisite: LGBTQIA 101

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January 2023

Native American Cultural Competency

January 12, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Free

This presentation will provide a brief overview of Native cultures, health challenges facing many communities, and historical traumas.  Emerging strategies to engage with Native American peoples more respectfully, and efforts to restore community wellbeing will also be discussed.

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February 2023

Understanding the Difference and Significance of Trauma Informed Care as Compared to Historical Traumas, including the Impacts on Cross-Cultural Relationships

February 1, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Trauma-Informed Care is very helpful to understand how an individual person may be impacted by trauma.  This session expands TIC to entire communities and focuses on how various factors and residual consequences of historical and continuing challenges may create walls or barriers that may impede developing cross-cultural interactions and relationships.

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Getting out of our Silos

February 14, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This session will provide various models based on various Native American cultures and additional resources to help participants understand how single, focused areas of human and related services can expand to a greater understanding of the inter-relationship of multiple health and social issues impacting youth, their families, and communities.

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