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April WATSA Meeting 4/15/2022

  • Fri, April 15, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Zoom!

This month WATSA is excited to have Jo Langford return to talk about "Cancel Culture" as well as "A Primer on Consent in the Digital Age."    Jo is a dynamic speaker and this should be an informative and lively discussion.  Below is an outline of what he will be covering:

Cancel Culture

  1. What is cancel culture 
  2. Why is it important 
  3. The role of parents (what to do/ not to do)
  4. How we as helpers can help coach/ support the family through this
  5. What we can do in our offices


A primer on consent in a digital age:

  1. Screens
  2. LGBTQ vs. NON-LGBTQ dynamics
  3. Gendered layers of consent 
  4. Discussion around other tips, tools and tricks

Jo Langford, M.A. is a dad, a Master’s-level therapist, author and sex educator for tweens, teens and parents, in Seattle, Washington. For the last 20 years, Jo has worked in the intersection of adolescence, sexuality, technology and behavior.

From working in peer counseling and student outreach programs in high schools, to medical, residential and psychiatric settings, Jo now provides training for organizations and agencies as well therapy to adolescents and families around a gambit of sexuality themes - with an emphasis on LGBT issues, Internet safety, digital citizenship and comprehensive sex education. 

He is the author of the Spare Me, ‘The Talk’!, series – guides to sex, relationships and growing up for modern teens and their parents.  His first book is the first modern guide to healthy sexuality in print specifically written for boys (and their parents). The second book in the series is the first guide to growing up for girls (and their parents) written by a male.

His third book, The Pride Guide, is an encompassing guide to sexual and social development, safety and health for queer youth and their families. Covering all aspects of LGBT adolescence, both online and off, this book is the first puberty book written with queer (and specifically trans) youth in mind.

Jo speaks internationally using information, education and humor to help parents and professionals increase their knowledge and self-confidence as a proactive defense against the unfortunate consequences that sometimes accompany teen sexuality, behavior and development.

More about his work to promote healthy, positive and safe sexual and social behavior can be found at his website,

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