Side by Side Trainings

Side by Side provides support to human service providers across Virginia in effectively working with out and questioning youth. Our trainings provide information about adolescent sexual and gender identity development. In addition, the trainings encourage adults to empower youth by helping them recognize their inherent value and steer them away from risks often faced by LGBTQ+ youth. Each training is tailored to the specific audience and features the most relevant and current research.

BOOK A TRAINING

Contact Charles Dyson at 804-644-4800 for more details and pricing.  Typical topics for trainings and settings where we train include:

General Topics:

  • Appropriate and respectful terminology

  • Difference between sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Risk and protective factors for LGBTQ+ youth

  • Best practices and how to be an ally

  • Navigating difficult dialogues

  • Supporting parents

  • Suicide risk and prevention

  • Fostering healthy interpersonal relationships for LGBTQ+ youth

  • Beyond Title IX: A non-legal approach to understanding  how public schools support transgender students

Settings - Learn about working with LGBTQ+ youth in:

  • School settings

  • Clinical and medical settings

  • Faith settings

  • Law enforcement and juvenile justice  

  • Foster care


schedule a speaker

Guest speakers are available for a variety of engagement and topic areas.

Contact: Charles Dyson, Associate Director
804-644-4800
charles.dyson@sidebysideva.org


Side by Side is a proud member of the Safe Space Education Coalition of Virginia.

Side by Side is a proud member of the Safe Space Education Coalition of Virginia.