Increasing Inclusion of LGBTQ Youth in SchoolsREGISTER
During this interactive online webinar, we will discuss why LGBTQ+ youth need support in school systems and their communities, describe more inclusive policies and practices for LGBTQ+ students, explain teaching and curriculum strategies for sexual health education inclusive of LGBTQ+ students, and share resources both in and out of school to support the unique needs of LGBTQ+ students. Please bring your questions and concerns so we can learn from each other!
Brett Niessen is adjunct faculty teaching graduate MPH students in University of Washington’s School of Public Health, a senior health educator at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and an independent consultant working with school districts to implement sexual health education curricula. As a consultant, Brett has trained graduate students in LGBTQ inclusive medical care and social work and teachers about the intersection of students with disabilities and LGBTQ identities. He was a training manager at the nonprofit Cardea Services, where he provided training and technical assistance to school districts and community-based programs on LGBTQ and disability inclusion, teen pregnancy, HIV/STD prevention, and healthy relationships and developed continuing medical and nursing education. He also worked at Public Health – Seattle & King County in the HIV/STD Program, serving as a project manager for marketing campaigns in cooperation with several community‑based agencies, and in the Family Planning Program, as a teacher trainer, curriculum writer, and youth development specialist. Previously, he worked at I-TECH (writing medical in-service curriculum for doctors in Africa and Asia), was a middle school science teacher, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand, where he trained health teachers. Brett holds a BS in elementary and special education.
Wed. March 8 | 3:30 – 5 pm
Attendance Hours: 1.5