MASTER CLASS - BODY OF EVIDENCE

MAIN STAGE KEYNOTES

PARALLEL STREAM - A LIVING LIBRARY OF POSITIVE EDUCATION IN ACTION

PARALLEL STREAM - STRONGER, SAFER; BRIGHTER, BOLDER

PARALLEL STREAM - SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNINGCHOOLS

PARALLEL STREAM -WHOLE SCHOOL WELLBEING

PARALLEL STREAM - BUILDING HEALTHY SCHOOLSION

Danit Wright Toussaint & Marc Newhouse

 

 

About Marc

 

Marc Newhouse has worked at the Equal Opportunity Commission for 18 years in a number of positions focusing on human rights education, projects, research and community development.  Marc was responsible for the establishment  of  a project to coordinate a coherent strategy across public and private schools to systematically address gender and sexuality based bullying and discrimination experienced by students in schools. 

 

Outside of paid employment Marc has worked extensively alongside a range of diverse communities on pressing human rights violations in Australia and South Africa and is a respected community leader.

 

 

About Dani

 

Dani Wright Toussaint has been the Coordinator at the WA AIDS Council’s Freedom Centre (FC) since 2007, after volunteering there since 2005 and working in sexual health and disability sectors since graduating from a Bachelor of Social Science with Honours. Dani is a LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and SafeTALK trainer, and has volunteered as a trainer and held Board positions at Living Proud: LGBTI Community Services WA, (formerly Gay & Lesbian Community Services of WA) since 2007. Dani also holds positions on the Board and Working Groups of the National LGBTI Health Alliance since 2010, convening the Advisory Group for MindOUT: the first National LGBTI Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Project of its kind. 

 

Dani comes from a family of teachers and has a range of experience delivering workshops to young people and people working in the community on the topics of sexual and gender diversity, sexual health and suicide prevention and is committed to promoting the wellbeing of LGBTI people through individual and systemic action.

 

Freedom Centre

Freedom Centre is Perth’s mental health promotion service that provides peer support, information and referrals for LGBTIQQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, queer and questioning) young people. FC’s services include a safe social drop-in space for young LGBTIQQ people, workshops and trainings with young people and those working with young people in the community, and information provision about being LGBTIQQ, young, safe and healthy. While many drop-in sessions at the centre are for all LGBTIQQ young people under 26, specialised drop-in sessions include QCulture, for Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and culturally diverse LGBTIQQ young people, GenderQ, for Trans and gender questioning young people under 30, and Junior aGender, for trans and gender questioning young people 18 and under and their families. Freedom Centre is a service of the WA AIDS Council that has existed for 20 years and is funded by the WA Mental Health Commission as a mental health promotion and mental illness prevention service.

 

 

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