October is our favorite month of the year for so many reasons. The early mornings and late evenings are cool again here in TX and we’re excited to welcome back hoodie weather. We get to catch up with friends at colleagues who teach our curricula and see how things are going and offer planning and training support. October begins the holiday season, and we love Halloween, getting dressed up and consuming more than our fair share of sugar. And, most importantly, it’s our birthday month, so let’s talk about that first!
UN|HUSHED Birthday Bash
Saturday, Oct. 23rd 5e/4c/3m/2p & 9e/8c/7m/6p
1 hr presentation | 2 hr trivia
We’re turning 4 and just like any toddler becoming a big kid, we couldn’t be more excited. We’re celebrating over Zoom again this year with our second annual birthday bash including two mini events. The first, So Much to Celebrate is an hour of fun facts about UN|HUSHED, what we’ve done this past year, and meeting our team (we’re super fun y’all). The second is our hit Sex Ed Trivia Night 2.0. We can’t wait to see you and celebrate.
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Sex Ed & the Law continues…
Thursday, Oct. 7th 4e/3c/2m/1p
1 hr training (12 hrs total)
It’s not too late to join us. Videos for session 01 and 02 are up on the website now and you get instant access to those when you sign up. Our third live session is next, Thursday October 7th, at 4e/3c/2m/1p.
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Providing Sex Ed to Youth in Foster Care
Monday, Oct. 25th 9-1c
4 hr training (CEUs available)
This is a free “how to” training with Karen Rayne, PhD, CSE and Andrea Requenes, LCPAA for child welfare providers in Texas. Attendees will receive a free hard copy of our latest handbook in the Intro to Sexuality series, A Handbook for Child Welfare Providers. Read more and sign up here.
AWSNA Queer Education Hour
Wednesday, Oct. 27th 5-6c
1 hr training
Last month our Executive Director spoke at the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America’s Queer Education Hour about how to make K – 8th grade education inclusive for all people who fall under the LGBTQ+ umbrella. “This isn’t just about making *sex education* inclusive, but making sure that children in elementary and middle schools feel that queerness is real, present, and celebrated in all learning spaces.” This month the focus is on educators supporting youth in grades 9-12. This is a free training for anyone associated with a Waldorf school in North America, and you can use the AWSNA portal to sign up.
Want to be a beta tester?
We just released a huge update on our website and we need volunteers to test new features, report bugs, and give feedback on the user friendliness of our site. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to find out more.
We have spots open on our Curricula, Medical, and Legal Advisory Councils—and the 2021-22 review is about to be underway. If you’d like to volunteer to be part of the teams that review and update our curricula each year please apply here.
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OFFICE CLOSURE DATES THIS MONTH
Our offices will be open virtually 9-5 M-F