Adult Ally 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: Three-hour workshops with a variety of daytime, evening, and weekend scheduling options. See the listing below and the registration form for the exact dates and times.
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, family members, and other healthcare, school, and family-serving 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.
Choose the Pick-4 Package for $100 per person (savings of $10 total) or the Attend All package for $210 per person (savings of $20 total).
All Adult Ally Trainings are facilitated by ICAH's Deputy Director, Joy Messinger, unless otherwise noted.
Continuing Education: ICAH is an approved provider of CDPUs for teachers by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). CDPUs will be provided at no additional cost to training participants who qualify or need them.
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November 6, 2013 (daytime) 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.
December 4, 2013 (daytime) Integrating the National Sexuality Education Standards
This workshop will delve deeper into the National Sexuality Education Standards, including the subject areas they cover and how they can be used to develop curriculum. Participants will increase knowledge and will practice using them for curriculum development and analysis.
January 8, 2014 (daytime) & March 1, 2014 (weekend) 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.
February 5, 2014 (daytime) & April 24, 2014 (evening) 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.
March 5, 2014 (daytime) & May 10, 2014 (weekend) 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.
April 2, 2014 (daytime) & June 17, 2014 (evening) 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 7, 2014 (daytime) 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.
June 4, 2014 (daytime) Social Media 101: Transforming Public Consciousness - facilitated by ICAH Communications Director Jenni Kotting
This workshop will focus on cultural advocacy and communicating through social media by introducing participants to campaign calendars, scheduling systems, and best practices for social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the purposes of sex and sexuality education.
For more information about ICAH’s Training & Education offerings, contact Aisha Chaudhri, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-427-4460 x228.