Saturday, November 10, 2012

GLSEN Washington State/YSPP Training

GLSEN Washington State/YSPP Training
The Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP) and the Washington State Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) are pleased to present Safe and Accepted: LGBTQ Youth Suicide Prevention and Intervention.

This training, part of YSPP’s acclaimed OUTLoud series, addresses what puts LGBTQ youth at risk of depression and suicide, steps supportive educators and service providers can take toward prevention, and basic skills to identify and intervene in a crisis. You will leave with LGBTQ-positive resources for suicide prevention and basic intervention strategies appropriate for all of your students and clients. This training is ideal for GSA advisors, supportive teachers or youth workers, and anyone who works with a LGBTQ club or youth group.

The training will take place from 4:45 to 6:30 PM on Friday, November 30, 2012. It will be held in Seattle University’s Pigott Hall (for a campus map and directions, please click here). All are welcome, and admission is FREE.

Please register at by November 28, 2012. For more information, contact YSPP’s King County Trainer, Karyn Brownson, at 206-297-5922 x118

 Feel free to forward this announcement to your networks, and we will see you on the 30th!

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

GLSEN Washington Attends National Training of the Trainers Dallas, TX

The following was contributed by GLSEN Washington board member, Robin Mueller
Recently, GLSEN Washington was selected to send their new Professional Development chair member, Robin Mueller, to GLSEN's national Training of the Trainers (TOT) conference in Dallas, Texas this August. At the TOT, those attending learn how to facilitate and teach GLSEN's Safe Space Kit curriculum, a training filled with informative research, and reflective activities used to aid educators teaching at the middle school and high school levels in creating a safer environment for all students. The overall primary message of the Safe Space Kit is "All students deserve a safe, supportive school environment free of bias-based behavior. Addressing anti-LGBTQ bias in schools makes schools safer for all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression."

This specific TOT in Dallas is one of the first few certified trainings offered since GLSEN National has begun their official certification process for prospective trainers. Robin reported zie had an incredible experience being around an entire group of passionate, respectful people who are eager to help all students thrive in school. Zie acknowledged what a privilege it was to be selected to attend the TOT and learn from so many intellectual minds. Robin is very excited to bring back that knowledge to the trainers and educators in our very own Washington State!

Shout out to Jenny Betz and Leif Mitchell for the fabulous facilitation, and all other helping hands involved in making this TOT possible!

If you are interested in joining the Professional Development Committee for Washington's Chapter to help make Safe Space Kit trainings possible in Washington schools, please contact Robin Mueller at If you are interested in bringing a Safe Space Kit training to your school or event, please fill out a request online at

Friday, July 13, 2012

Youth Poetry Camp Showcase :: Friday July 13 :: 6:30 p.m.

Poetry Camp Showcase :: Friday July 13 :: 6:30 p.m.
at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center theater
104 ~ 17th Avenue S, at E Yesler Way in Seattle!
Doors open at 6 p.m.

After a long, intense week of camp come see what the campers have written at the Camper Showcase!

Also, accompanying them will be some performances by the workshop leaders who taught at the camp.

You can even take home a chapbook of the collective poetry!

♥ Support community, support the campers, support LHPAC, support Out There, support art. ♥