Praise & Support

  • Praise from Our Colleagues

    Advocates for Youth

    American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)


    Healthy Teen Network (HTN)

    The Kinsey Institute

    Senator Frank Lautenberg (NJ)

    The National Campaign To Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy

    Satcher Health Leadership Institute

    Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS)

    Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)

    World Association for Sexual Health (WAS)


    Praise for the 2012 National Sex Ed Conference

    “Excellent conference, great information, great educators, wonderful interaction!” ~ Joycelyn Elders, MD, 15th US Surgeon General

    “This conference cannot be missed. The presenters are brilliant, the research and curriculum cutting edge, and the community something you will cherish throughout your career.” ~ David M. Hall, Author, Allies at Work

    “A heartfelt thanks for a terrific terrific conference. I’m so glad I decided to go.  It was great to meet many of you from this list and put faces to names. My head was exploding on the way home from all the ideas I was exposed to.”

    “The CFLE National Sex Ed Conference is where my dreams, my career, and my life began two years ago. I was finishing up my undergraduate degree when my professor (Allyson Sandak) suggested that I volunteer at this conference. It was all pretty new to me, and I was just starting to figure out that I would be able to potentially have a career in Sex Ed. I feel I could speak forever about what I have learned at the conference and how wonderful I feel it is for the development of my career in sexual health!”

    Praise for the 2011 National Sex Ed Conference

    “A really fabulous three days!” ~ Shira Cahn-Lipman, MEd, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

    “Kudos for an extraordinary conference!  I know that countless hours went into the planning and implementation of the event.  The conference team was a delight to work with–organized, professional, and friendly.” ~ Terri Clark, ActionAIDS

    “Thank you for a wonderful conference. I feel so privileged to have been a part of it and be surrounded by such inspiring individuals.”  ~ Justine Fonte, MPH Student, Columbia University

    “Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to volunteer and moderate at the CFLE’s National Sex Ed Conference.  My head is still spinning, being able to attend workshops by leaders in the field and speak with pioneers of sexuality education.  It was an incredible experience to work with you all.  Thank you again.” ~ Jennifer Karwoski, Volunteer, Consortium on Sexuality and Aging, Widener University

    “I thought the conference was AMAZING! It was my first one and I’m so excited to have been surrounded by so many sex-positive professionals.” ~ Alie Kriofske Mainella, Independence First

    Praise for the 2010 National Sex Ed Conference

    The CFLE was awarded the APPLE Orchard Award by the Association for Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education (APPLE) for our efforts putting together the 2010 conference.  The award recognizes The CFLE as a “model of excellence”.  Read all about last year’s conference in Susie Wilson’s blog and Psychology Todayas well as our blog Sexually Smarter.   Also the New York Times Magazine cover story, “Teaching Good Sex” emerged from our 2010 conference.


    “An interesting conference, with some really provocative ideas and thoughts, mixed with exciting and fun new activities and training. ~Maggi Boyer

    “An outstanding and informative conference!” ~Rebecca Chalker

    “Congrats to The CFLE Team for putting together an amazing conference!! A job very well done.” ~Eli R. Green

    “You guys were awesome – seeming to be everywhere you were needed, tireless, full of good cheer and feedback. Thanks for a thoughtful, fun, challenging, and idea-filled conference.” ~Mary Greenfield

    “Conferences that are memorable and unfold without a hitch don’t just happen. The CFLE put in countless hours — and an obvious measure of love –into making the conference work so well.  They made it look effortless.” ~Paul Joannides

    “It really was a wonderful conference…It was so amazing to be with so much talent, wisdom and inspiration and always feel completely humbled and honored to be amongst you. It is so refreshing to be with people who just get it, who are so accepting and open. The CFLE staff are such a talented and cohesive team.” ~Heather Simonson 

    “This was my first visit to the CFLE conference, but it won’t be my last!  I felt entirely welcomed and well cared for. The pace wasn’t at all frenetic, but neither did you feel any time was being wasted. The programmed time was filled with wonderful options – a true feast of ideas.” ~Al Vernacchio

    “A landmark event!” ~Leslie Walker Hirsch

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