This highly interactive class focuses on helping youth in care have healthy attitudes, feelings and beliefs about their sexuality and gender. Participants learn 1) how one’s own beliefs and attitudes about youth sexuality impact work with teens; 2) how youth are learning about gender and sexuality in a cyber-based world; 3) some of the differences between typical and atypical sexual expression among youth; 4) the impact of sexual victimization on youth sexuality; 5) the importance of social media and sexting on current sexual relationships; and 6) recent advances in gender role classifications, including androgyny, gender fluidity and other designations. Child welfare leaders and caseworkers of all levels of experience working with adolescents are welcome to attend and should benefit from the class. The trainer uses a variety of techniques to elevate learning while maintaining a comfortable, safe learning environment.

Course Code
504464