The first Mental Health Series Videoconference is coming up in a couple weeks! New Links members, you get this program for free. Nonmembers pay $85/site for the professional development from BJC School Outreach & Youth Development. Sign up by October 6 with Rebecca Morrison.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 4 p.m. CT:
Superheroes & Princesses- The Effects of Media on Gender Identity
Media is the vehicle of pop culture. Music, television, internet, video games, and movies spend billions of dollars to grab the attention of young people. In the meantime, these forms of media send powerful messages about what it means to be cool, attractive, and even male or female. Learn current research on the effects of media on gender roles from preschool to high school and how simple classroom discussions can help empower young people to understand their own gender identity.
DECEMBER 2010 NOTE: looking for feedback on these programs! Please answer a few questions for us so we can bring you professional development that meets your needs.