Parent Education Events

Navigating Gender and Sexuality Diversity in 2017: A Primer for University Prep Parents with Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D.

Monday, October 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m., UPrep Library, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.

Whether your child is a sixth grader adjusting to middle school or a senior preparing for college, gender and sexuality are fundamental aspects of their healthy identity development. As we try to engage with new ways of thinking about gender and sexuality, parents can feel perplexed, relieved, or overwhelmed (and, all of the above!). Bring your humility, sense of humor and pressing questions to a lively exploration of concepts and language that can help parents understand and support all kids.

For over 30 years Jennifer Bryan, Ph.D. has been helping individuals, schools, and organizations thrive. In her work as a teacher, psychologist, consultant, and author Dr. Bryan uses a relational approach to understanding human developmental and supports children and adults alike as they learn, grow, and change. As Founder and Principal of Team Finch Consultants, she specializes in helping schools and organizations understand and address the complex and evolving landscape of gender and sexuality diversity and its impact on all aspects of school life — from the pre-school dress-up corner, to the seventh-grade science classroom, to the senior prom. Her work includes professional development programs for faculty, staff, and administrators, consultation on curriculum and policy development, student programs, and parent and trustee education.

Identity, Inclusion and Allyship with Rosetta Lee
Wednesday, January 31,
7:00-8:30 p.m., UPrep Library, with refreshments at 6:30 p.m.