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Parenting by Strengths

Parenting by Strengths

Finally, a book that builds on your strengths! Read this and you will discover your strengths, create a discipline plan that works, feel less stress and increase family communication, feel confident discussing sexuality with your child, and more!
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Homegrown Faith and Justice

Homegrown Faith and Justice

Faith-Forming Activities, Conversations, Rituals and Resources for Families with Children. All proceeds from the sales of this book benefit the United Church of Christ.
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Smart Solutions For Professionals & Organizations

Invite Amy to speak to your group!

Are you a professional or a member of an organization that is looking for a dynamic, engaging speaker?

Call Amy today at 253-874-2084 for a FREE Consultation!

Trainings and Workshops for Organizations:

Discussing Values-Laden Topics with Youth

How do I develop a trusting relationship with youth without sharing too much personal information? How do I encourage them to make their own decisions while staying genuine and authentic? This interactive workshop addresses question-answering techniques to help you navigate controversial and touchy topics with youth.

Puberty, Relationships, and Identity

Learn about brain development, physical and emotional changes youth go through in puberty and how all of these affect their relationships. In addition, explore the four pieces of sexual identity and how they affect the youth with whom you work.

Dealing with Sensitive Issues

This is an interactive workshop for people who want to learn tips and strategies for dealing with sensitive issues, such as gender identity, sexual orientation, gender non-conformity, and the bullying and harassment that too often accompany youth dealing with these issues.

Sexuality, Social Justice and Service

This workshop deals with how sexuality education intersects with social justice issues and with service providers in our society. This is a great workshop for organizations exploring the importance of offering sexuality education for youth.

How Much Service is Enough?

Non-profits and other organizations that work with youth and families going through stressful times often have a high rate of compassion fatigue, burnout and turnover. Learn techniques to set healthy boundaries and rejuvenate in meaningful ways so that you can provide a healthy role model for your clients and keep your energy flowing for all the good you do.

Our Whole Lives Training

This is a 2-3 day intensive training to prepare you to facilitate the Our Whole Lives curriculum in your school, agency or faith community. Whether you have experience with sexuality education or not, be prepared to learn, grow, and examine beliefs during this training.

Customized Trainings available for your organization.

Call Amy today at 253-874-2084 for a FREE Consultation to discuss your needs!

Past Clients Include:

Communities In Schools of Washington
Communities In Schools of Federal Way
Washington State Mentors
Advancing Leadership Federal Way
Central Kitsap School District Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound
Pine Lake Co-operative Preschool
Sunrise Co-op Program
Calvary Lutheran Church
Richmond Beach United Church of Christ
Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation


"Diligent Joy has been one of our trusted trainers over the last three years. Not only do they impart knowledge, but you are left thinking of new approaches to your work with youth. Washington State Mentors will always have a place for Amy Johnson in our training catalogue. " Pamila Gant, Outreach Officer, Washington State Mentors

"Amy Johnson's expertise on youth has been an invaluable tool for our volunteer mentors. Our mentors often need guidance to help them communicate with youth, often on sensitive subjects. The trainings she provides gives the mentors practical information and useful tools they can use right away to deepen their relationship with their mentees. We are always looking for tools and information for the families we work with and Amy a great resource!" Tracy Oster, Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Federal Way

Especially For Faith Communities:

Honoring Bodies: Why Faith Communities Need to have a Sexuality Education Ministry

Justice and Faith Formation in the Home:
How do we teach our children about faith outside of church? What are some conversations we need to have? Activities we can do together to deepen and strengthen our faith in our families? Contact Amy about a workshop or other resources for your faith community. Watch a live-stream conversation about Faith Formation and the Home here.

Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith Training (see information about this training above)

Contact Amy if your faith community is interested in hosting a training or sending people to be trained in the Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith curricula. Amy is a trainer of facilitators for the Elementary and Secondary levels.

For more information:

Past Clients Include:

Pacific Northwest Reconciling Ministries Network of the United Methodist Church
Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center
Plymouth Church, Seattle, WA
Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, Bainbridge Island, WA
Concord United Methodist Church, Concord, CA
Church of the Valley, Van Nuys, CA
First Congregational Church of Bellingham, Bellingham, WA
Shalom UCC, Richland, WA


"Amy Johnson is a joy to work with! She is very professional and extremely knowledgeable about sexuality and how to work with young people. The staff and volunteers who attended her training found it very meaningful and inspiring; when they ended the training, they were ready to facilitate with enthusiasm and a great understanding of the material. I am grateful that Amy does what she does with the heart she has. She is a rock star." Tara Olsen Allen, Pastor, First Congregational Church of Bellingham, Bellingham, WA

"Amy Johnson led a great forum for our church parents on human sexuality and honoring the body in the context of faith. She conveyed a great deal of useful information in a lively, interactive teaching style that both answered present questions and laid the groundwork for more thoughtful future discernment regarding healthy, values-based sexuality. Amy is a knowledgeable, accessible, adaptable teacher; I highly recommend her." Rev. Dr. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational United Church of Christ, Bainbridge Island, WA

"Amy Johnson has been an absolute gift to Plymouth Church on several occasions. Through workshops, training seminars, and consultations, Amy has blessed our community with her wisdom and skill. Amy's knowledge base and sensitivity around topics of sexuality, parenting and faith have proven time and again her trustworthiness. If Amy's leading, then I know the event will be good." Rev. Brandon Duran, Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adults, Plymouth Church, Seattle, WA