Join Miranda Galbreath MA, LPC as she explores sexual safety in the world around us.Objectives:
– Participants will develop an understanding of how the field of sexual offender treatment contributes to our knowledge of sexual safety.
– Participants will develop an understanding of how common beliefs and practices in our culture move us away from sexual safety.
– Participants will develop the skills to think critically about how their choices and the choices of those around them are directly contributing to sexual safety
– Participants will feel empowered to actively make changes to their media consumption, personal environment, and relationships to increase sexual safety.
This presentation is designed to increase your ability to think critically about the power of small, everyday actions to contribute to or detract from the sexual safety of our community. As Margaret Atwood writes in her poem, Spelling, “A word after a word after a word is power.” Let’s examine some of the words, beliefs and cultural practices we engage in regularly that give power to misogyny, sexism, and harmful stereotypes; and consider the many ways we can harness the power of those words, beliefs, and behaviors to work toward a sexually safer community.
Individuals who are interested in increasing their ability to see the culture around us through the lens of what contributes to or moves us further away from sexual safety, and who are eager to take steps to create a sexually healthier, safer community.
Miranda L. Galbreath, MA, MA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the forensic mental health field for 17 years, specializing in assessment and treatment of individuals who have committed sexual offenses, as well as work with incarcerated members of the LGBT community. She has worked for the last 7 years as a Psychological Services Specialist with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.
This event will be held online – a Zoom link will be emailed out to all registered participants prior to the event.