Parent & Professional Institute Schedule

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This Year’s Complete Schedule for the Parent & Professional Institute

*Please Note that these shifts are subject to change*

7:30am - 9:00am Registration
9:00am - 10:00am Opening Session
  Keynote Speaker: Madin Lopez
10:00am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 11:45am Workshop Session 1
11:30am- 12:30pm Free Lunch & Resource Fair/College Rush/Career Fair
12:30pm - 1:30pm LifeWorks Presents: Outset Short (LGBT Youth Short Films)
1:30pm - 2:45pm Workshop Session 2
2:45pm – 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 4:30pm Workshop Session 3
4:30pm – 5:00pm Break
5:00pm - 6:00pm PPI Screening Room
6:00pm – 6:30pm Break
6:30pm - 8:00pm Post-Conference Networking Events (PFLAG, GSA Lounge, Young Professionals Council)

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Models of Pride 24 - PPI - Full Workshop List

We're very excited to announce the workshop titles for the Parent & Professional Institute at Models of Pride 24! There are three workshop sessions throughout the day that will cover many topics relevant to working with LGBTQ youth!

For a list of workshops including descriptions and presenters, click here.

Session 1 (10:30am-11:45am)

Parents’ Journeys: Coming Out, Becoming an Ally, and Everything in Between
Liz Mullen

Género y Diversidad Sexual *En Espanol*
Drian Juarez

What My Teachers Didn't Tell Me: Practical Learning in Working With LGBTQI Youth 
Theodore Burnes

Parents of Trans* & Gender Fluid Youth
Dr. Joanna Olson

Allyship in Action
Anthony Eftimeo

Youth Development: Approaches and Toolkits
Martel Okonji

Queering the Child Welfare System
Eric Sullivan

In Their Own Words
Milton Smith

Mi hijo/a es gay? Que hago? PFLAG Espanol *En Español*
Gizella Czene


Session 2 (1:30pm-2:45pm)

Learning the Lingo: Talking With Your LGBT Teen
John Sovec

Keeping Faith: Honoring Your Child and Your Beliefs
Mariette Sawchuk

Talking with Your LGBTQ+ Teens about Sex
Pastor Caleb Crainer

Cutting Down the Confusion: Updating Name and Gender Markers on Legal Documents
Jamie Julian

Gay-Straight Alliance: Best Practices Forum
Doug Pollock

BEAUTIFUL MINDS: Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Issues
Jerry Saslow

Caught Up: LGBTQ Youth and Juvenile Justice
Timothy Vallez

It’s Time to Talk: Discussing Dating Abuse with Young People
Sarah Colomé

Un Guía Para Entender, Apoyar y Alentar a Los Niños, Jóvenes y Familias LGBTQI2-S.*En Español*
America Islas

Raising Zoey
Dante Allencastre


Session 3 (3:15pm-4:30pm)

Medical and Mental Health Issues for Asexuals
Riley Gilmartin

The Birds, the Bees, and BEYOND!
Thomas Davis

Modern Day Slavery: Prevention and Identification within the LGBTQ Community
Stephanie Molen

Transgender & Gender-Expansive Students: Legalities & Best Practices
Melissa Goodman

How to Help GSA Clubs Plan and Conduct Coordinated Activities
Doug Pollock

BLUNT TALK: A Candid Conversation About Substance Abuse
Jerry Saslow

Calling Out Lies! Calling in Allies!
Angela Weeks

Adult Ally: How to Advocate With and For Your LGBT Student
Joey Hernandez

Padres con un Corazón Sin Fronteras *En Español*
Jesus Leija

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