FFA-Sponsored Parent Engagement Workshop: Reteaching Gender and Sexuality
(Parents/L-Dub Community Only)
Tuesday, February 7, 6:30–8:30p (Social time at 6:30 - yay!)
This 90-minute workshop will engage parents and families in a conversation about gender and sexuality diversity at Lake Washington Girls Middle School. Participants will learn more about youth gender and sexuality identity formation and have an opportunity to ask questions and get information in an open and welcoming space. All parents are encouraged to attend, as we strategize how the school community can ensure that all students and families are welcome and that LGBTQ youth getting the resources and support they need to thrive at LWGMS.
- Increase cultural literacy and knowledge about gender and sexuality and family diversity;
- Advance skills for parents to respond to questions and promote respect among students;
- Offer an opportunity for parents to discuss and practice skills in talking to youth about gender and sexuality, as well as diverse families;
- Provide list of recommended readings, films, and media-segments and list of LGBTQ community resources/referrals.
Megan Kennedy (LMHC, MA) has provided consultation and training regarding gender and sexual diversity to government agencies, human service agencies, public and private schools, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions and community- settings across the United States and Canada. She is the co-producer and director of a 35-minute documentary film that addresses youth gender and sexual diversity called, “PUT THIS ON THE MAP” featuring 26 youth from Seattle’s Eastside suburbs. Kennedy currently works full time at the University of Washington in a role designed to lead a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention on campus.