These podcasts capture a range of topics related to sexual misconduct and abuse.  Our goal with them is to help listeners understand sexual misconduct, societal and cultural norms and factors that impact behaviors and discuss ways we can reduce incidents and minimize trauma when incidents occur.  Our guests include professional practitioners and individuals who have experience and opinions that we believe are valuable.

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Disclaimer: Learning Courage values a diversity of opinions, which sometimes means we have guests with perspectives and values that do not reflect those of our organization.

Independent Investigations of Abuse - Part 2

Join us for Part 2 of our discussion about investigators of sexual misconduct in independent schools. Your host Jamie Forbes, the founder and CEO of Learning Courage, speaks with attorneys Mary Beth Hogan and Highland Chen who share their extensive experience with cases involving sexual abuse in schools. Find out what school leaders need to […]

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Independent Investigations of Abuse - Part 1

Part 1 of a two-part series exploring how independent schools and school boards have historically handled sexual abuse investigations, how investigations of independent schools have evolved over the past five years, and how transparent schools should be when disclosing sexual abuse. Your host Jamie Forbes, the founder and CEO of Learning Courage, will speak with […]

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6 Key Learnings for Supporting Survivors of Historic Misconduct

Learning Courage CEO Jamie Forbes joins Executive Director Amy Wheeler to discuss 6 Key Learnings for schools handling incidents of historic misconduct based on research and work with survivors. One perhaps surprising finding is that caring for survivors is not best only for the individuals who have been harmed, but it is also in the […]

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Social Norms and Their Impact on Beliefs Around Masculinity

Cindy Pierce, a social sexuality educator, storyteller, speaker, and author, joins Learning Courage's Jamie Forbes to discuss how to support male survivors of sexual abuse. Pierce shares anecdotes from working with young men and provides insight and suggestions for families and schools on how to support healthy sexual relationships by engaging in conversations around how […]

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COVID’s Impact on Students’ Mental Health & Technology Use

World-renowned clinical psychologist, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair joins Learning Courage’s Jamie Forbes and Amy Wheeler to discuss how the global pandemic impacted both mental health and dependence on technology among K-12 students. Dr. Steiner-Adair provides insight and specific suggestions for school leaders and teachers for how to support students as they return to school this fall. For […]

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Creating Safe Spaces for Students to Discuss Identity and Sexuality

World-renowned clinical psychologist and expert in adolescent youth, Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair joins Learning Courage’s Jamie Forbes and Amy Wheeler to discuss the importance of creating and maintaining safe spaces for students where they can feel comfortable discussing topics related to sexuality and identity. Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair https://www.csadair.com/

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