Our forthcoming manual on teaching about sexual orientation! With 55 lessons, it takes a wide, comprehensive approach at building the framework for understanding sexual orientation!  This manual will be available in early 2020.  Pre-order it now!

Table of Contents for Orientation Volume 1

Section 1
UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS

WHAT’S IN A NAME? The Sexual and Gender Profile (SGP) Concept
by Deborah M. Roffman, MS

DICE GAME Roll Your Identity
by Megara Bell and Jessica Pedrick, MEd

ALPHABET SOUP Labels and Identity
by Kelly Jean Gainor, MEd

GENDERBANDS
by Elizabeth Gilbertson Diamond, MEd, MS

WHO YOU LIKE AND WHO YOU LOVE What It Means to Be LGBTQ
by Steve Brown, PsyD and Karen Rayne, PhD

BREAKING IT DOWN: Gender and Sexuality Exposed
by Catherine J. Massey, PhD

NORMS, EXPECTATIONS, AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
by Raimi Marx, MA, Meghan Guptill, MPH, Sarah Trieweiler, MA, and Hailey Alm

ON BECOMING LGB Identity Development
by Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

EITHER … OR? Learning about Bisexuality
by Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

WHAT’S YOUR BI-Q?
by Terri Clark, MPH

ALL ACES An Introduction to Asexuality
by Lyndsay Mercier, MEd

Section 2
INSIDE RELATIONSHIPS

OPENING CLOSET DOORS
by Jennifer A. Vencill, PhD and Alison M. LaFollette, PhD

FAMILY FLUSH
by Shadeen Francis, LMFT

BUILDING BRIDGES
by Wesley K. Thomas, MPH and Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

LGBTQA+ HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE
by Kelly Jean Gainor, MEd

DATING BISEXUALLY
by Karen Rayne, PhD

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS FOR ALL
by Bill Taverner, MA, CSE and Sue Montfort, MAT, CHES®

EXTRA CHALLENGES: Love in LGBTQ+ Relationships
by Adam Maurer, MA, LMFT, LPC

E-FLIRTING: Looking at Gender, Sexual Orientation, Risk, and More
by Carolyn Cooperman, MA, MSW

WHAT IT’S REALLY LIKE An LGBTQ Speaker
by Steve Brown, PsyD and Karen Rayne, PhD

ENGAGING GENERATION Z IN PEER ADVOCACY: Facilitating an Inclusive School Environment for LGBTQIA Adolescents through Project-Based Learning
by Hannah P. Catalano, PhD, MCHES®, Christine L. Hackman, PhD, and Sarah E. Rush, PhD

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND TRANSITIONING
by Tim R. Johnston, PhD

Section 3
HEALTH

WHAT’S STIGMA GOT TO DO WITH IT?
by Rebecca Shemesh, PhD and Shanna M. Dusablon Drone, MSW, MAEd, MAEd, MEd

THE BIG IF

by Peggy Brick, MEd

IF YOU CAN’T TRUST THE DOCTOR, WHO CAN YOU TRUST?
by Rebecca Shemesh, PhD and Shanna M. Dusablon Drone, MSW, MAEd, MAEd, MEd

ADDING SILVER TO THE RAINBOW: Aging and the LGBT Community
by Terri Clark, MPH

TOWARD A QUEER-INCLUSIVE MODEL OF TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE
by Monique D. Walker, PhD, LMFT and Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

DRUGS, ALCOHOL, AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION What’s the Connection?
by Kelly Jean Gainor, MEd

QUEER AND TRANS PEOPLE HAVING BABIES
by Jenni Huntly, CPM and Karen Rayne, PhD

Table of Contents for Orientation Volume 2

Section 4
THE WORKPLACE

WHO’S AT THE WATER COOLER?
by Catherine Dukes, PhD, MSW and Christopher Moore, LSSGB

OUT AT WORK
by Kristen Lilla, MSW, LCSW, CST, CSE and Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

ASKING AND TELLING: Uncovering the Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Servicepeople
by Lexx Brown-James, PhD, LMFT, CSE

INCARCERATION AND HOMOPHOBIA: Time to Unlock These Oppressive Systems
by Shanna M. Dusablon Drone, MSW, MAEd, MAEd, MEd

Section 5
CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AROUND THE GLOBE
by Lorena Olvera-Moreno, PhD

LEARNING ABOUT THE B IN LGBT
by Terri Clark, MPH

THE BI-LINE
by Terri Clark, MPH

QUEER JEOPARDY
by Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

BISEXUALITY: Cultural and Individual Variations
by Marcus C. Tye, PhD

BEYOND BINARIES: Bisexuality and Spirituality
by Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, MDiv

RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES ON SEXUAL ORIENTATION
by Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, MDiv and Rev. Debra W. Haffner, DMin

UNDERSTANDING LGBTQ ELDERS
by Ginger C. Meyette, PhD, MSW, LISW

I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND … HUSBAND?
by Consuelo Bonillas, PhD

FROM STONEWALL TO TODAY Unpacking Histories of Violence
by Kim Comatas, Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD, and Bill Taverner, MA, CSE

MY MOM’S A CAT
by Kristen Lilla, MSW, LCSW, CST, CSE and Christian Hoeger, MA, EdM, LMHP

THE VERACITY OF COMING OUT
by Bianca I. Laureano, MA, CSE, Aiesha Turman, PhD, and Kaara Kallen

WHAT’S THE REAL DEAL ABOUT SEXUAL ORIENTATION?
by Bianca I. Laureano, MA, CSE and Kaara Kallen

BI, BI LOVE: Bisexuality, Music Literacy, and Healthy Relationships
by Bill Taverner, MA, CSE

BI THE WAY … Learning about Famous Bisexual People
by Bill Taverner, MA, CSE

STAND BI FOR THIS NEXT REPORT: Media Portrayals of Bisexuality
by Bill Taverner, MA, CSE

Section 6
SOCIAL JUSTICE

DON’T CALL ME THAT: Using Language to Combat Homophobia and Biphobia
by Kristen Lilla, MSW, LCSW, CST, CSE and Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

THE WAYS TO BE A BETTER ALLY
by Sam Killermann and Meg Bolger, MA

USING RADICAL LOVE AND THE ALLYSHIP TRIFECTA TO CHANGE THE WORLD
by Aida Manduley, LCSW

UNPACKING HETEROSEXUAL PRIVILEGE
by Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD

PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR HEART IS
by Kelly Gainor, MEd

GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME: Teaching with the “It Gets Better” Videos
by Bill Taverner, MA, CSE

Editors
Terri Clark, MPH
Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD
Karen Rayne, PhD

Managing Editor
Bill Taverner, MA, CSE

Preface by
Vivienne Cass, PhD, MPsych, Teach Cert, FAPS (Clinical)

Authors
Rev. Marie Alford-Harkey, MDiv
Hailey Alm
Megara Bell
Meg Bolger, MA
Consuelo Bonillas, PhD
Peggy Brick, MEd
Steve Brown, PsyD
Lexx Brown-James, PhD, LMFT, CSE
Hannah P. Catalano, PhD, MCHES®
Terri Clark, MPH
Carolyn Cooperman, MA, MSW
Kim Comatas
Elizabeth Gilbertson Diamond, MEd, MS
Catherine Dukes, PhD, MSW
Shanna M. Dusablon Drone, MSW, MAEd, MAEd, MEd Shadeen Francis, LMFT
Kelly Jean Gainor, MEd
Tracie Q. Gilbert, PhD
Meghan Guptill, MPH
Christine L. Hackman, PhD
Rev. Debra W. Haffner, DMin
Christian Hoeger, MA, EdM, LMHP
Jenni Huntly, CPM
Tim R. Johnston, PhD
Kaara Kallen
Sam Killermann
Alison M. LaFollette, PhD
Bianca I. Laureano, MA, CSE
Kristen Lilla, MSW, LCSW, CST, CSE
Aida Manduley, LCSW
Raimi Marx, MA
Catherine J. Massey, PhD
Adam Maurer, MA, LMFT, LPC
Lyndsay Mercier, MEd
Ginger C. Meyette, PhD, MSW, LISW
Sue Montfort, MAT, CHES®
Christopher Moore, LSSGB
Lorena Olvera-Moreno, PhD
Jessica Pedrick, MEd
Karen Rayne, PhD
Deborah M. Roffman, MS
Sarah E. Rush, PhD
Rebecca Shemesh, PhD
Bill Taverner, MA, CSE
Wesley K. Thomas, MPH
Sarah Trieweiler, MA
Aiesha Turman, PhD
Marcus C. Tye, PhD
Jennifer A. Vencill, PhD
Monique D. Walker, PhD, LMFT

The endorsements are in!

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, 15th U.S. Surgeon General – “We have waited for a long time for a manual such as ORIENTATION for the education of our society. I think it is appropriate to be used by sexuality education classes in a variety of settings. To change attitudes about what constitutes healthy sexuality requires education, education, education!”

Konstance McCaffree, PhD President, American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists – “Wow! So many excellent lessons to choose from. It will be hard to select just ONE, so hopefully many lessons may be used with students.”

Brian McNaught Author and Educator “The godfather of gay diversity training,” New York Times – “This most valuable, comprehensive collection of exercises designed to enable others to better understand the many facets of sexual orientation and gender authenticity, reflects years and years of thoughtful study and practice. These lessons effectively enable others to feel competent and confident in addressing LGBTQ issues.”

Deborah M. Roffman Author, Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person about Sex – “I am simply blown away by the depth, sophistication, and comprehensiveness of what you’ve put together in ORIENTATION. My heartfelt congratulations to the editors, and to all the contributing authors.”

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