Training Calendar & Registration
ICAH’s Training and Education Department offers a variety of professional development opportunities for adults who work to support the sexual health, identity, and rights of youth. The content of our training is in accordance with our mission, vision, and reproductive justice and youth development philosophies. All information presented reflects our approach to sexuality education that is medically accurate, developmentally- & age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and inclusive of youth with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning identities.
Adult Ally Trainings (Chicago)– every month on the 1stor 2ndFriday, 9am – 1pm
Adult Ally Trainings are offered to Chicago-area individuals who want to increase their knowledge and improve their skills related to ICAH’s mission and priorities. These trainings are specifically targeted to youth workers and other professionals who are interested in learning more about how to support young people and their sexual health, identity, and rights. Adult Ally Trainings are held on a monthly basis at the ICAH office in Chicago.
Each Adult Ally Training is $30 per person and includes a light breakfast and all training materials.
Register for the entire seven workshop series for $190 (savings of $20).
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January 11, 2013 Sexual Health 101: Positive Approaches to Anatomy, Puberty, and Communication
This workshop will provide an overview of the sexual health topics of anatomy, puberty, and communication using ICAH’s sex-positive, youth-centered, LGBTQ-inclusive, and risk reduction approach to sexual health education. Participants will increase knowledge on these topics and skills for facilitation and answering difficult questions.
February 1, 2013 Sexual Health 102: Positive Approaches to Safer Sex, STI’s, & Methods of Protection
This workshop will provide an overview of the sexual health topics of safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, and methods of protection using ICAH’s sex-positive, youth-centered, LGBTQ-inclusive, and risk reduction approach to sexual health education. Participants will increase knowledge on these topics and skills for facilitation and answering difficult questions.
March 1, 2013 Creating Safe Spaces: Adolescent Sexual and Gender Identity
This workshop will provide an overview of sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as how to create safe spaces for young people who identify in various ways along sexuality and gender spectrums. Participants will increase their own knowledge and skills of how to be allies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth.
April 5, 2013 The Sexual Rights of Youth in Illinois
This workshop will provide an overview of the rights of young people related to sexual and reproductive healthcare and access. Participants will increase their knowledge of minor consent and confidentiality laws in Illinois so that they can better serve and/or advocate for youth they work with and/or support.
May 3, 2013 Sexuality Education That Works
This workshop will provide an overview of the importance of sexuality education, as well as introducing Illinois health education laws and the National Sexuality Education Standards. Participants will increase their knowledge of evidence-based curricula and expert-recommended components for sexuality education.
June 7, 2013 Working at the Intersections: An Overview of Reproductive Justice
This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of reproductive justice and injustice and their histories for women, youth, and other historically marginalized groups in the US. In addition to learning about the connections between reproductive justice, reproductive rights, and reproductive health, participants will gain skills for integration of reproductive justice concepts into their work with young people.
June 28, 2013 Better Together: Building and Strengthening Youth-Adult Partnerships
This workshop will provide an introduction to youth development and the system of adultism. Participants will gain skills for integrating awareness of both concepts into their own youth work, program planning, and evaluation.
For more information about ICAH’s Training & Education offerings, contact Joy Messinger, MPH, MSW, CHES, Manager of Sexual Health Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-427-4460 x239.