Facilitated by Olivia Simkins Bullock, Bowling Green State University, Public Administration Master's Student. Olivia is passionate about community building, and sees her work on allyship with The Ohio University LGBT Center, Northwest Ohio's Rainbow Area Youth, and Equality Toledo as helping to lay the foundation for a more knowledgeable, compassionate world.
The Northwest Ohio ESC is happy to present an opportunity for educators, mental health and other professionals to participate in an effective LGBTQ awareness and ally training workshop.
This three-hour cultural competency workshop uses activities, lectures, and discussion to explore advocating for LGBTQ youth and adults. The first half of this workshop will cover key issues facing this population, recent LGBTQ history, and new terminology around gender and sexuality.
The latter half will focus on legal rights and impacts of marginalization on LGBT youth and adults. Looking at precedents set by schools around the country, participants will discuss best practices for supporting students, preventing bullying, making accommodations for transgender students, and creating a compassionate community. This workshop is designed to be a nonjudgmental space for those new to the topic to ask questions, with enough depth and breadth to be useful to those with more familiarity with issues facing LGBTQ people.
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