Bethany Gehman, M.Ed., an AASECT certified sexuality educator, has more than six years of experience in providing sexuality education and professional training. She is currently working as a sexuality educator at Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bethany provides sexual health education for people of all ages, conducts professional training, and promotes affirming and comprehensive sexuality education in Deaf K-12 residential programs. She also conducts sexuality interpreting trainings in order for interpreters to provide better access for the Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened communities. She strives to connect with the community through her videos and interactions through her workshops / training. Advocacy and education cannot happen without genuine connections. When Bethany is not busy with her community work, she creates high-quality and accessible American Sign Language YouTube videos on sexuality. Learn more about Bethany at bethanygehman.com.
Incorporating the Value of Boundaries and Consent Into Everyday Instruction
This workshop will offer teachers effective strategies to incorporate the teaching of consent and maintaining healthy boundaries in their daily interactions with students in any academic setting. This tool is essential for students to acquire in order to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others. In the workshop, we will take a deep look at the true definition of respect and how it cannot be achieve without consent and boundaries. I will also provide staff some of useful resources to share with their teams.
- Develop a better understanding of basic foundations for consent and boundaries in order to obtain necessary skills to better support their students to build and maintain healthy boundaries
- Explain the importance of consensual relationships by discussing short-term and long-term consequences of violating boundaries in interpersonal relationships in academic settings
- Apply their knowledge by developing at least three effective strategies to demonstrate by examples in classrooms