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Monday, August 12 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
It's Elementary! Building Foundations for Consent Education, Violence Prevention, and Inclusive and Affirming Learning Spaces LIMITED

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The continued momentum of the #MeToo movement highlights the need for increased efforts for consent and sexual violence prevention education. Additionally, emerging research on child development shows that children have a solid understanding of their gender identity by the time they reach kindergarten, though students who identify as trans, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming continue to experience elevated rates of discrimination and victimization while at school. Therefore, it's imperative for schools to provide students with the supports and skills they need to develop healthy relationships, and to create learning environments that are gender-inclusive and affirming for all youth - and this important work needs to (and can!) happen at the start of students' academic careers!
This interactive workshop focuses on the importance of K-5 health programming and provides participants with strategies, lesson activities, and resources to ensure all students thrive.

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Emily Gillon (she/her/hers)

Director of Training, EyesOpenIowa
Emily Gillon (she/her/hers) is the Director of Training and leads the organization’s robust training department. She designs classes and trains educators, other professionals, parents and caregivers, and advocates of all ages on a wide variety of topics and curricula.She also travels... Read More →
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Kirsten Brown, LMSW

WISE Program Manager, EyesOpenIowa
Kirsten Brown (She/Her/Hers) is a School Social Worker and Certified Sexual Health Educator. As Manager of EyesOpenIowa's WISE Program, Kirsten has worked collaboratively with school districts across Iowa and Illinois to build and develop high quality sex education programs that are... Read More →

Monday August 12, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm CDT
308 730 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA