CALL FOR PROPOSALS COMING SOON! As we prepare for the upcoming 2023 Say It Out Loud Conference, we want you to prepare as well!
The SIOL Conference Planning Committee invites you to start thinking about a workshop proposal to present at the 2023 Say It Out Loud Conference. Workshop proposals should fit into one of five (5) possible categories: Youth, Adult, Elder, Fundamentals and Advanced/Clinical/Specialized, address the conference theme, "Let's Get Reel": Getting real about the health of individuals and our communities and how we’re addressing needs and inequities. Applying the use of evidence-based, data driven care, and learning about research projects from community youth coalitions. Not shying away from topics but elevating them to promote change.Submissions will open in February 2023! Stay tuned for updates. ABOUT THE CONFERENCEThe 22nd Annual SIOL Conference will be held in-person May 22, 2023. The Say It Out Loud (SIOL) Conference focuses on information sharing and networking to improve behavioral health services and decrease disparities faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals. The conference strives to provide space to educate and share knowledge with attendees to better serve and support LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. Dialogue is encouraged across all topics that touch and impact individuals including understanding how differences with regards to gender identity and sexuality impact overall behavioral and physical health, self-determination, and well-being.
LOCATION Spokane, WA REGISTRATIONOpens in February*Be on the lookout for more information to come via email!
Uprising: Understanding Current Legal Protections and Advocating for Transgender Lives Saturdays, February 18 & 25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Online | 6 PDUs or CEUs This two-part online workshop with TransActive Gender Project program director Jenn Burleton and attorney Judah Largent, JD, will focus on the current state of legal protections for transgender people at the federal and state level (OR and WA), as well as the growing amount of proposed anti-trans youth legislation across the nation. Participants will leave with a better understanding of students rights in schools, the rights of parents and caregivers, the legal obligations of child-serving agencies and institutions, and more. Details: $135 by 1/19, $160 after. Alumni save 20%.
Gender Diversity in Children & Youth: Inclusive & Affirming Care in Schools Saturdays, March 11 & 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Online | 6 CEUs or PDUs This online workshop for educators, school counselors, volunteers and other school personnel will focus on how we can work toward creating inclusive and affirming classroom and school environments for gender nonconforming, gender diverse and transgender students in K-12 schools. Content will include age-related developmental challenges of transgender students, specific guidance on discussing gender identity and expression with students, how to best explain gender transition to students and parents, and the use of non-binary inclusive teaching tools for biology, history, and diversity curriculum. Detail: $135 before 2/9, $160 after. Alumni save 20%. Instructed by Jenn Burleton and Kit Crossland.
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