Popular Training & Workshop Descriptions

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Topics

Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) 

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)

Gender

Health

Justice

LGBTQ

People with Disabilities (PWD

Transgender (TRANS)

Audiences

Professional Development (PD)

General Audiences (G)

Youth (Y)

LGBTQ+ 101: Understanding Sexuality*

This session explains the various identities within the LGBTQ community, the basic stages of sexual development, and the four components of sexuality. It also may include the poor social and  health outcomes faced by LGBTQ+ persons, and offers ways to be better allies to LGBTQ peers

LGBTQ+, DEI, PD, G

The Problem with Gendering

This workshop discusses "gendering" (i.e. gender associations and expectations), and how we "do gender". Participants explore implicit gender bias and the potentially deleterious effects gendering can have on children and adults. 

Gender, LGBTQ+, DEI, PD, G

LGBTQ+ Health

Intended for social and health providers, this session addresses the social, mental, physical, and sexual health trends experienced by LGBTQ+ youth, adolescents, and adults. Intersectional analysis highlights the additional health risks for QTPOC. subpopulations.

LGBTQ+, TRANS, DEI, Health, PD

Sexual Harassment

This module describes sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence and its prevalence across various communities. Participants will explore concerns surrounding reports of sexual harassment, and will identify strategies for creating harassment-free environments.

Gender, DEI, Justice, Legal, PD, G

Protecting* LGBTQ Persons in State Care

This session addresses the physical, mental and social health issues that LGBTQ persons face when in state care (e.g. foster care, detention centers, etc). *The workshop also discusses the legal rights and provides strategies to create a safer space for LGBT persons in New Jersey state care.

LGBTQ+, DEI, Justice, PD

Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying

This session explains the various ways harassment, intimidation, and bullying manifest in the work, school, and provider settings. It includes a discussion on identifying, reporting, and more importantly, preventing sexual misconduct, 

Gender, LGBTQ, BIPOC, PWD, DEI, PD

Healthy Relationships

This workshop helps participants to identify potentially unhealthy relationships that may include varying levels of physical, emotional, social, sexual, and financial abuse. The workshop also addresses sexual consent in order to explore and dispel misperceptions and concerns

HEALTH, Y, G

Orientation & Gender & Race, Oh My! Talking Intersectionality

This module discusses the additional challenges of having multiple minority identities, (e.g. race, gender, orientation, ability, etc) and underscores the need for intersectional acknowledgment and advocacy. It also provides strategies on how to create  intersectionally inclusive spaces  

LGBTQ+, BIPOC, GENDER, DEI, PD, G

Health Inequities 

This module helps health providers understand the disparities and inequities experienced by various marginalized communities, as well as review the social, political, cultural, legal, and ethical factors that influence health issues disproportionality affecting underprivileged groups. 

BIPOC, GENDER, LGBTQ,  HEALTH, PD

STIs, HIV & AIDS (LGBTQ+ Inclusive Safer Sex)

This LGBTQ+ inclusive, sex-positive workshop discusses the basics of STIs, and HIV/AIDS including routes of transmission, prevalence, treatments, and prevention. The conversation also includes discussing the stigma surrounding HIV and STIs.

HEALTH, G

Navigating Your T(ransition)

Developed by and for transgender persons, this workshop offers an opportunity to discuss navigating the aesthetic, physical, mental, medical, legal, and social challenges young people often experience during transition. It also addresses coping with stress, and how to identify and bringing one’s ideal self to fruition

TRANS, HEALTH, G

Moral Literacy (Anti-Bullying/Character Building)

This workshop engages young people in conversations surrounding peer relationships and respect. Students explore thee various types of bullying as well as its consequences.  Workshops are tailored to be age-appropriate.

HEALTH, DEI, Y

White Caller Crimes

This workshop explores the practice of calling the police on Black people engaging in commonplace activities, along with its dangerous implications. The discussion analyzes the varying relationships between the police, and white and BIPOC communities through historical and contemporary lenses.

BIPOC, DEI, JUSTICE, G

Health Literacy

This module helps health providers understand health communication, the different domains of health literacy (fundamental, science, civic, and cultural literacies), and impact of low  health literacy. It also provides strategies for improving communication with intended audiences.

HEALTH, DEI, PD

The Cycle of Oppression

This module underscores the importance of DEI efforts by defining various key terms related to social justice, outlining the cycle of oppression, identifying the tools used to perpetuate it, and describing how oppression manifests at the individual, institutional and cultural levels.  

BIPOC, GENDER, LGBTQ,  PWD, DEI, PD, G

Cultural Competency

This module details the cultural competency continuum and the various components of cultural competency in order to help educators, administrators, social service and health providers, and businesses improve relations, services, and programming for  diverse and marginalized communities.

BIPOC, LGBTQ+, PWD, DEI, JUSTICE, PD, G

Of Pride of Prejudice

This workshop helps participants explore biases and how how it shows up in every day interactions. The discussion also addresses the impact and manifestations of power, privilege, and implicit bias with respect to program development, quality of services, access, and even effective advocacy. 

BIPOC, LGBTQ+, PWD, DEI, JUSTICE, PD, G

The Impact of Red White & Blue on Red, Brown, Black, & Yellow

This session examines the history of race and racism in the United States and how it currently manifests in inequities for People of Color surrounding health, education, justice, work and employment opportunities and other facets of life .

BIPOC, DEI, JUSTICE, PD, G

Gender Equity

 This module explores the various ways gender roles and norms implicitly and explicitly manifest in the workforce, and explore examines challenges women, girls, and non-binary people experience as co-workers, and as consumers.

Gender, DEI, JUSTICE, PD

Disability Equity

This module highlights the physical and social barriers People with Disabilities (PWD) may experience in the workplaces, schools, providers, and public settings. This session discusses disability etiquette and how to build a more inclusive environment.

PWD, DEI, JUSTICE, PD

Serophobia (HIV Stigma)

 This module explores discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), and its explicit and implicit manifestations at the individual, institutional and cultural levels. It ends with strategies on how to reduce the stigma against PLWHA

Health, PWD, LGBTQ+, DEI, PD

Games

Family Feud Game

(Health & LGBTQ+ Editions)

This activity mirrors the popular game show (of the same name) and pits players/teams against each other to answer questions surrounding various health-related issues (Examples of questions are: What is something you might do if someone has alcohol poisoning; Name something that can happen when you drink too much; Name the four bodily fluids that can transmit HIV from one person to another; Name a way alcohol poisoning can cause death; Name a sign of alcohol poisoning; Name a reason why people drink or use [recreational] drugs; Name a reason why people smoke cigarettes; Name a potential consequence of using drugs).

HEALTH, LGBTQ, G

Jeopardy Game

(Health & LGBTQ+ Editions)

This activity mirrors the popular game show (of the same name) and pits players/teams against each other in a quiz competition where players must give their response (in the form of a question) surrounding various health-related issues. (Examples of “Answer”/Response dyads: “A baby can be born with this health problem if the mother drinks during pregnancy”/What is fetal alcohol syndrome?; “This activity can cause miscarriages, low birth weight, developmental problems, and impaired lung function at birth if the mother does this while pregnant”/What is smoking cigarettes?; “This is a measure of how strong alcohol is”/ What is proof?)

HEALTH, LGBTQ, G

Speaking Engagements

The team at Left Turn Village is available to serve as panelists, moderators, or to deliver an address surrounding various topics. We also have a Speaker's Bureau. Please inquire by sending relevant details.

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