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Continuing Education

Providing Safe Learning Environments for LGBTQ Children, Teens, Adults, and Allies

Date: 9:00am - 12:00pm PST March 12, 2011 Location: Lewis & Clark College, Smith Hall

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Lewis & Clark College, Smith Hall

Workshop 2 of 3: this session will focus on the strategies and actions we can take to actualize a vision for fostering safe learning environments for LGBTQ students, community members, and staff. We will draw upon voices and recommendations of experts to address emergent LGBTQ topics in K-12 schools.
Core Themes
• Bullying
• Responding to community concerns and talking with people who oppose an LGBTQ focus
• Supporting LGBTQ staff
• Creating inclusive curricula at various developmental stages
• Supporting trans youth
• Supporting LGBTQ youth
• Open option: an opportunity to address a theme not listed above

Participants will work in small groups and the goal is for each group to devise an action plan and set of strategies to create supportive school climates around their particular theme. Our ultimate objective is to create a toolkit or set of recommendations that will be useful to schools committed to creating safe learning environments for all students, staff, and community members.

Attendance at workshop 1 is not required to attend workshops 2 or 3. This event is FREE and open to the public. Teachers, school staff, members of youth-serving organizations, parents and students are encouraged to attend.


John Lenssen, Consultant, Adjunct Faculty, University of Oregon and Lewis & Clark College

Mollie Galloway, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling 

Molly Franks, M.P.H., Health Educator, Multnomah County Health Department

Registration for this event is now closed.