Side by Side Trainings

Side by Side provides support to human service providers across Virginia in effectively working with LGBTQ+ youth. Please see training and consultation offerings below and complete the request form at the bottom of the page:

Training & Consultation for SChools & Youth Serving Organizations

*Thanks to the generosity of several of our funders, there is no cost for trainings provided by Side by Side to youth serving organizations or school staff anywhere in Virginia.

  • The Basics - Understanding LGBTQ+ Youth (90mins): This interactive training focuses on basic understanding of LGBTQ+ identities, risk and protective factors for youth, as well as best practices for supporting LGBTQ+ youth in schools and youth serving organizations.
  • The Practice - Putting Allyship into Action (90mins): This interactive training focuses on understanding how systemic oppression works against LGBTQ+ youth and includes information on positive ally behavior, developing GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliances), and developing policies and practices to support LGBTQ+ youth in schools and youth serving organizations. Please note, individuals should complete The Basics prior to this training, and that the two offerings can be combined.
  • Consultation - Side by Side provides individualized consultation on policy development for youth serving organizations and schools in Virginia.

Training for youth & Students

*Thanks to the generosity of several of our funders, there is no cost for trainings provided by Side by Side to youth serving organizations or school staff anywhere in Virginia.

 

Side by Side’s youth training provides a basic understanding for students/youth on what it means to identify as LGBTQ+, with a focus on ensuring students/youth are prepared to be respectful and kind to the full spectrum of student diversity at their school. The presentation also includes anti-bullying material, such as basic “do’s & don’ts” for respecting LGBTQ classmates, some tools to be a strong ally to LGBTQ friends, and ways to ensure students/youth are keeping themselves and their peers safe and healthy, including knowing when and how to ask for help. These can be workshops for small groups of student/youth leaders or larger scale school assemblies.

Training & Consultation for Corporations

Side by Side works with local corporations and private companies on creating more inclusive workplaces. This fee for service training is specialized for each company we work with. For pricing and scheduling, please contact Ted Lewis (ted.lewis@sidebysideva.org).

 

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 Side by Side's training reach from June 2014 - June 2017. Side by Side provides training across the commonwealth of Virginia.

Side by Side's training reach from June 2014 - June 2017. Side by Side provides training across the commonwealth of Virginia.