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Getting Sex-Savvy: Building capacity on LGBTQ newcomer youth issues

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Published on Nov 7, 2014

As service providers that work with youth and diverse populations, there are many challenges when talking about difficult subjects. With discussing LGBTTQQIA issues with newcomer youth, challenges can be increased with having to juggle a range of diverse life experiences, faiths, cultural backgrounds, and more. In this webinar, we will discuss why anti-homophobia education and working with newcomer youth communities go hand-in-hand, aim to equip participants with strategies to provide safe spaces for youth to talk about sexual and reproductive health and strategies to engage in sex-positive, youth-positive and identity-affirming conversations with your youth, with a focus on young women and girls.

About the presenters: Rhobyn James is a Community Health Promoter at Planned Parenthood Toronto who works specifically with newcomer youth communities in the Self-esteem Health Appreciation Respect Project (SHARP) and is the Coordinator of PPT’s youth HIV/AIDS program the Prevention Engagement Action Knowledge (PEAK) project.
Zaheen Karim is a Coordinator of SNAP (Supporting Newcomer Access Project), a new volunteer peer education program for newcomer youth at Planned Parenthood Toronto.

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