The Promising Practice Workshop was held in November 7, 2015 at Donovan Dinning Hall in Rhode Island College campus. In attendance were educators, social workers, teachers, students and myself. It was a bit boring but very educative.
My first workshop was Assessing Teaching Confidence and Proficiency with Sexual Health Education Standards. It introduced a study by one professor in Rhode Island College who set up questionnaire on how Sex Education should be taught in schools to all school nurses, physical educators, health educators in Rhode Island Schools. According to statistics shown, the response was very poor, many refused to complete the questionnaire because they felt uncomfortable discussing the topic. I did not learn much, just the figures of who was interested and who was not. August explains that if we officially acknowledge the roles of LBGT individuals in the development of this country, harmfully stereotypes that have contributed to recent suicide attribute to antigay bullying. I believe we should all created safe space for everyone.
The second workshop was Changing Lives Through Collaboration. The main concept of the workshop was on how health workers in New England with addiction issues could get resources to overcome their fear and became better people to the society. It was a small piece but very informative.