ICAH’s Adult Ally Trainings are developed for youth workers, family members, and other healthcare, school, and family-serving professionals who are interested in increasing their knowledge, improving their skills, and better supporting young people and their sexual health, identity, and rights. Trainings are facilitated by ICAH’s Education Manager, Aisha Chaudhri, unless otherwise noted.
Certifications Now Available!
The ICAH Adult Ally Certificate is available for individuals who attend all 10 trainings. This training series is aligned with the 7 National Standards for Sexuality Education and ICAH’s organizational commitment to Reproductive Justice and Youth as Partners engagement model.
All Adult Ally Trainings thru January 2017 will be held at the Chicago Freedom School at 719 S. State St., Suite 3N, Chicago, IL 60605, one Wednesday each month from 10am-1pm. February thru June location TBD.
For more information about ICAH’s Training & Education offerings, contact Aisha Chaudhri, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 401.646.ICAH (4224).
Description: Understand best practices for ensuring youth comfort and accessibility - Gain tools to implement youth-friendly program provision - Define adultism and allyship to explore implications in their relationships with youth - Role-play scenarios youth experience while struggling to access quality care in school, family and healthcare contexts
Description: Describe characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, including reasons why some people stay in unhealthy relationships - Discuss boundaries, practice giving consent, and review communication skills - Describe Teen and LGBT Power & Control Wheels - Formulate supportive messages for a young person in an unhealthy relationship - Explore legal rights and parental involvement laws for young survivors
Description: Examine Harm Reduction as an approach to youth work - Describe Sex- & Body-Positivity - Develop Sex- & Body-Positive messages that address barriers caused by shame & stigma - Examine Trauma-Awareness - Assess your organization's readiness to implement a Trauma-Informed approach - Discuss resiliency and create & share healing practices
Description: Analyze their creative strengths and weaknesses - Identify the components and habits of creative practice - Utilize games and stories as learning tools - Apply creative practices to real-world scenarios and work - Practice and reflect upon creative program design and implementation