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Changing the Dialogue Series





















How do we, as adults, navigate an increasingly dynamic world and help our kids to do the same?


Through our ground-breaking Changing the Dialogue Series, we are creating a forum for adults to engage in thoughtful dialogue, question the status quo, exchange ideas, and explore innovative approaches to the complex issues facing today’s youth. We don’t have all the answers, but if we draw on our collective insights, together, we can create profound social change and healthier communities for our young people. 
These free events are open to any adults with young people in their lives. This includes but is not limited to parents, teachers, counselors, therapists, school administrators, youth development specialists, grandparents, and clinicians. Please join us in this important community dialogue! 


Questions? Contact executivedirector(at)



Upcoming Forums



The Power of Pleasure 


This forum will be an exploration of the power the word pleasure holds. If there are taboos and discomfort about pleasure – sexual and otherwise – how do we figure out and express what we like and don’t like? Pleasures evolve as we grow and change throughout the course of our lives. Together, we’ll unpack this word and examine the stigma associated with it. As parents, teachers, and other trusted adults, how do we help young people build self-awareness of their feelings and desires and develop language to communicate what they want and don’t want?


Date: TBD
Location: Health Connected Campus in East Palo Alto
Cost: Free to Attend




Alcohol and Sex


Date: TBD
Location: Health Connected Campus in East Palo Alto
Cost: Free to Attend


Past Forums





Let’s examine boundaries. What happens when a line is crossed? How do we make amends? And how do we teach kids to work through their mistakes in a culture that allows little room for failure? Recognizing the complex nuances of consent, let’s challenge ourselves to think of new ways to support young people after that line has been crossed.


Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018




Porn Panic 


Where does the fear behind pornography come from? Access to porn is more prevalent than ever before. So how do we walk the fine line of addressing this controversial sex ed topic in schools and with the young people in our lives? Through this forum we will explore the fears behind porn and work with one another to brainstorm ways to address pornography in our classrooms, in our districts, and at home.  

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019




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