School’s Out Washington’s annual Bridge Conference is a multi-day regional convening focused on exploring, celebrating, and influencing our collective field(s) through the act of solidarity and unified learning. Expanded learning professionals, community organizers, school district representatives, funders, policymakers, and systems leaders gather to engage with a diverse range of knowledge, people, and perspectives; identify the ways that racial inequities impact youth, expanded learning opportunities, and educational outcomes; experience a sense of belonging to nourish social connection and professional networking; learn how to implement tangible practices that promote an equitable expanded learning opportunity ecosystem; and strive to recognize power dynamics throughout programs and systems and begin to strategize how to co-create stronger partnerships across sectors. Join us at the 2020 Bridge Conference from Tuesday, October 27 – Friday, October 30, 2020. 

2020 Bridge ConferenceThe Seeds We Sow, emphasizes intention in the act of reimagination. Only together, as a collective, will we solidify a new foundation that intertwines our cultures, values, and leadership to nourish all our young people’s excellence and right to thrive.

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Wednesday, October 28 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Kid-Safe Workplace — ‘Red Flags’ and Warning Signs in Adults

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An informed staff is a safer staff. When you and your staff know what to watch out for in other adults, and are empowered to talk about it, everyone is safer.

  • Current statistics on child sexual abuse including who abuses, how often it’s unreported and how often children tell the truth about abuse
  • Grooming behaviors in adults
  • Clear “red flag” behaviors
  • Scripts and tips for talking to a co-worker about their concerning behavior
  • General tips for creating a safer workplace

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Amy Lang

Sexuality Educator, Birds & Bees & Kids
Nationally known sexuality educator, speaker and author Amy Lang, MA helps professionals who work with children and teens discover talking to kids about sexuality, their bodies and safety doesn’t have to be scary or overwhelming. Her engaging, humorous and inspiring style shows... Read More →

Wednesday October 28, 2020 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Zoom- Meeting