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Supporting Students – Saving Lives

Supporting Students - Saving Lives

This past weekend I had the honor of attending and presenting at the 4th annual National Educator Conference Focused on LGBTQIA Youth. The tagline for the conference was "Supporting Students - Saving Lives".  The conference was presented by The Center of Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership (CESCaL).
According to the conference booklet, the Mission of CESCaL "is to promote excellence in the field of school counseling and to assist school counselors and site administrators as they design, implement and evaluate school counseling programs to best meet student needs. Supporting Students - Saving Lives is a division of CESCaL and provides national conferences, training opportunities, consultation and support for educators seeking knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to advocate for LGBTQIA youth."
I presented a workshop entitled: "Gay Sexuality: Biology as a Destiny". This workshop helped audience members compare and contrast the definitions of sexual orientation and sexual behavior; describe the spectrum of sexuality in the general population; identify that sexual orientation is not a choice; describe how genetics plays a role in male homosexuality; list the current biological theories on causation of male homosexuality; and identify neuroanatomical differences between homosexual and heterosexual men.
Over 75  attendees made the workshop standing room only and included K-12 educators, administrators, counselors, LGBT educational leaders and interested community members from across America. Click on "Supporting Students - Saving Lives" link above to view written comments of the attendees.

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