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I’m Still Me Conference Celebrating difference and preventing & tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in schools in Northamptonshire

Tuesday 9 February 2016

The Cube, Corby

9.00am - 3.30pm

BOOKING OPEN NOW 

A free one day conference - organised by the Northamptonshire LGBTQ  Partnership and supported by Corby Borough Council, Northampton Borough Council, Stonewall, Northampton School for Boys, The Lowdown, CAMHS, St Andrew’s Healthcare, FAN LGBT Group, Youth Works CIC, Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire Community Foundation, the Ben Cohen Foundation and Northamptonshire County Council.

Following a highly successful and well-received conference in Northampton, we are holding a second conference in Corby on Tuesday 9th February 2016, particularly aimed at schools, although it is open to all working with children & young people. It will feature workshops led by Stonewall on celebrating difference in primary schools, Gendered Intelligence on supporting trans and gender questioning children and young people and Northampton School for Boys on tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in secondary schools.

  • How can we celebrate difference in schools?
  • How should we support a trans child or young person in school?
  • How can we prevent and tackle homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and language?  
  • What are we allowed to say to children and young people? 
  • How can we make schools and other settings inclusive for all children and staff?

Research shows that many children and young people suffer bullying in school in relation to their sexuality or gender identity which seriously impairs their wellbeing, academic attainment and progress, as well as involvement and success in extra-curricular activities, sometimes leading to teenage suicide and mental health referrals.  The suicide figures for young people sadly appear to bear this out:  56% of lesbian, gay and bisexual young people have deliberately harmed themselves, with nearly a quarter having tried to take their life at some point, with the figures even higher for trans young people.

But happily - and increasingly – many schools, both primary and secondary – are finding ways to celebrate different types of family and this conference will give you the opportunity to consider how your school or setting can play a part in this challenging and exciting move forward.    

Bookings can be made through:  https://imstillme2016.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Feedback from February 2015 Conference:

 “Some great ideas to take back!”   “Inspiring”   “Great resources for primary”   “Excellent ideas – very informative” “Brilliant drama from the youngsters”“The drama was spectacular and very moving”

 BREAKING NEWS:

Reverend Richard Coles has confirmed that he will be speaking at the “I’m Still Me!” Conference 

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