Golden Brick Award
Every year, The CFLE honors an outstanding leader in sexuality education with the Golden Brick Award. Named in honor of legendary sexuality educator Peggy Brick, the award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of sexuality education both in New Jersey and throughout the nation. This year, we are delighted to honor Konnie McCaffree!
KONSTANCE MCCAFFREE, PhD, CSE, CFLE, an (AASECT) and (NCFR) certified sexuality educator and 30-year veteran of public school teaching, is an Adjunct Professor in Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies. Dr. McCaffree conducts workshops in the U.S. and internationally for educators/health professionals.
In recent years she has developed curricula and implemented training programs for educators and other health professionals in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and the Philippines. She is co-author of the curriculum adopted by the Federal Ministry of Nigeria for implementation in all schools. Dr. McCaffree has worked with various research groups to develop curricula to prevent HIV/AIDS, unplanned pregnancy, and other health and social issues among teenagers. She is the co-author of the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) Research to Classroom and nationally promoted award winning curricula for minority youth, Be Proud! Be Responsible! (BPBR), Making Proud Choices (MPC) and Making A Difference (MAD). She recently co-authored a chapter on the history of sexuality education in the 1970′s for the Sexuality Education series, edited by Schroeder and Kuriansky.
Though she spent much of her career teaching in public schools, she is proud to have served in some capacity in several of the sexuality professional organizations. Konnie served as secretary on the Board of Directors of SIECUS (Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States) and a member since the 70′s, as Treasurer and presently as President-Elect of AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists). She has also been active in SSSS (The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality) since the 70’s serving on many committees throughout the years and most recently as President, and now Past President. She is also proud to have served on the Surgeon General’s National Advisory Council for the National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine.
Past Golden Brick Award Recipients
2005 – Peggy Brick
2006 – Joan O’Leary
2007 – Dr. Robert T. Francoeur
2008 – Carole Adamsbaum
2009 – Sue Montfort
2010 – Dr. Eva S. Goldfarb
2011 – Susie Wilson
Sex Ed Impact Award
The Sex Ed Impact Award is given to an individual, organization, and/or media (books, television, films, etc) that has positively impacted the field of sexuality education. The first recipient last year was the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. This year, we are pleased to award Dr. M. Joycelyn Elders, 15th U.S. Surgeon General, for her inspirational and continued advocacy for sexuality education.
Past Sex Ed Impact Award Recipients
2011 – The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy