Our workshops, classes, and one-on-one consultations teach professionals, families and kids how each and every child comes to exists and how they become part of their family(ies). Equally. With a deeper, more complex understanding, professionals will be able to better serve their clients, adults will be better able to educate their kids, and kids will be able to better understand the world in which they live. Together, we'll make the conversation more interesting, more truthful, and more empowering. One-on-one, small groups and large groups - there are many ways to enjoy learning. Let us know the best way for you!
The International School (TIS)
Rachel teamed up with educator Heidi Evans, MSW to provide Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Training to teachers and staff of Portland's International School. It's a school well-versed in ethnic, racial and cultural diversity. But what about diversity of family experiences? We explored all the ways that kids become kids, and brainstormed how to ensure a welcoming environment for all family experiences.
Portland Public Schools, Job Alikes
Teaching the teachers! There is a whole new reproductive world out there, not typically covered in sexuality health class. Kids and teens read, hear, and see it on the Internet, on social media, and in the news. But modern reproduction isn't just ‘out there' somewhere. It is part of their daily lives and the lives of their friends. Knowing how human reproduction really works, enables kids make sense of the world and lets them envision their own positive futures.
Cleveland and Madison High School Health Class
For eons, we’ve been teaching our teens how to prevent unplanned pregnancy. But do we ever talk to them about intentional pregnancy and family formation? Rachel got to flip the negative into the positive, and remind kids that sometimes life takes huge unexpected turns but it also provides us with amazing opportunities that we didn’t even know existed.
We learn and grow throughout our life, and so does our selves as sexual human beings. That is an uncomfortable conversation for many people, but talking about it is the best remedy for confusion, embarrassment, and insecurity. Teaching school-grade kids about all the physical, emotional, and social changes of puberty helps them make sense of themselves and the world around them.
Coming Fall 2019
The home is a GREAT place to have conversations about sexuality health. Don’t know where to begin, what to say, or how to include all that modern baby-making stuff? In the Fall, we’re going to wrap the many facets of comprehensive sexuality education into a workshop on reproductive health that applies to every gender, every sexual orientation, every family and every human. This isn’t your grandmother’s sex ed class! But it will help you talk to your kid(s) openly, honestly, and confidently.
Brains & Brews
A discussion about how ALL families are made. Equally.
Today, we send sperm in the mail, freeze eggs and donate embryos. It's time to update how we talk about human reproduction. Sure, we'll talk about sex, but we'll also discuss insemination, in vitro fertilization, donors, surrogates and how these methods help us make many different kinds of families.
More Teaching Experience
Pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention Education: Planned Parenthood of the Columbia/Willamette, Portland, OR
Sexually Transmitted Infections Education: American Social Health Association (ASHA), Durham, NC
Adolescent Health Mentor: Community Health and Advancement Program, Seattle, WA
Teen Sexual Health Educator, University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA
Teaching Assistant, UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle WA