Welina Mai MISO 2015!
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Friday, September 25 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Creating a safe place for LGBT students in your school FILLING

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A Safe Space is a welcoming, supportive and safe environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students. We know that school is not always a safe place for LGBT students. Most LGBT students frequently hear anti-LGBT language and experience harassment related to their sexual orientation and gender expression. Majority of LGBT students feel unsafe at school and are likely to skip class or even full days of school to avoid the anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment they face on a daily basis. But educators can make a big difference! For many students, simply knowing that allies exist can be a source of support. Research shows that LGBT students with many supportive educators feel safer at school, skip fewer classes, and earn higher grades than students without supportive educators.

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Waianuhea "Anu" Dooge

Outreach Counselor, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Anu recently joined the Kamehameha ʻOhana as a K-12 Outreach Counselor. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is currently working on her Substance Abuse Counselor Certification. Anu enjoys working with Native Hawaiian youth and giving back to the Hawaiian communit... Read More →
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Venus Rosete-Medeiros

Outreach Counselor, Kamehameha Schools Maui
Venus has been serving as a Kamehameha Schools Maui K-12 Outreach Counselor for the past 5 years.  She has spent over 30 years working with children, youth & families as an executive director, program developer, teacher, counselor, ROPES Challenge Course instructor, experiential... Read More →

Friday September 25, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am HST
Kalanikūpule 209

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