Friday, December 8th – 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

  • Queering Reproductive Healthcare (A Best Practices Guide), with Ashley Kuykendall, CHES

    There are few spaces more vulnerable for folks who identify as gender and sexual minorities than sexual and reproductive healthcare spaces. By implementing a few simple yet important best practices in the clinical space, healthcare providers and other clinic staff can ensure a safe, supportive experience for queer folks. In this workshop, you will learn ways to modify the practices in your healthcare spaces to be more LGBTQ+-friendly, helping to make both staff and patients more comfortable.

    Racial Microaggressions in Sex Ed, with Jaymie Campbell, MA, MEd & Shannon Criniti, PhD, MPH

    In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the phenomenon of implicit racial bias, also known as microaggressions, in sexuality education. This workshop is designed for educators seeking to initiate conversations about race and begin incorporating anti-racist teaching tools in their educational settings. Using lecture, media, and experiential activities, the facilitators will guide participants into deeper awareness of racial microaggressions.

    AMP!: Using Arts-Based Approaches to Enhance School-based Sexual Health Education, with Robert Gordon, MA, Alexandra Lightfoot, PhD, & Veline Mojarro, BA

    This workshop is an experiential introduction to the AMP! model, an arts-based approach to sexual education that uses humor, storytelling, and theatre to facilitate dialogue with adolescents about their health. The program is in its sixth year of creating content to augment the state curriculum in California and North Carolina.

    Clinical Symposium

    • A Collaborative Approach to Treating the Pelvic Floor, with Courtney Geter, LMFT, CST & Jaclyn Brandt, DPT, CLT
    • Human Sexuality for Counselors-in-Training Questions, Secrets/Fantasies: What Should We Be Teaching? with Joel Diambra, EdD, LPC-MHSP-ACS, NCC & Brittany Pollard, PhD
    • Incorporating Sexual Medicine Into Your Busy Practice, with Nancy Phillips, MD
    • Revitalizing Sexuality After Childbirth, with Cora Huitt, DPT, BCB-PMD & Casey Smith, PT, DPT, CSCS
    • Sex-Positive Muslims: Exploring Sexual Dysfunction in a Silent Community, with Sameera Qureshi, MSOT
    • Stop Taking Sexual Histories (and Start Using Them), with Carlos Romero, MBA
    • Unconscious Bias and its Impact on Black Adolescent Female Patients, with Kimberly Huggins, MPH & Brittany Brathwaite, MSW, MPH
    • Working With Kinky Patients, with Patsy Evans, PhD, LMHC, DOM

    Get Out: Navigating Privilege and Other Complexities in 21st-Century Relationships, with Leah Dirkse & LaQuisha Anthony

    Through the examination of scenes depicted in the film Get Out, participants will analyze how privilege can impact the balance of power in relationships and complicate the process of ‘getting out.’ The film’s depiction of micro-aggressions will be examined to show how warning signs of abuse have been normalized as appropriate behavior which can delay response in ending harmful relationships. Complexities which will be examined include normalizations, privilege and role reversal.

    In the Know: Incorporating Life Skills in Sexual Health Using Youth-Centered Design and Technology, with Laiah Idelson, MSPH, CHES & Molly Pilloton, MPH

    In the Know (ITK) is a mobile app accompanying an in-person sexual health program in Fresno, CA, created using Youth-Centered Health Design (YCHD). ITK shares key messages and provides referrals to local resources around sexual health and contraception, healthy relationships, educational/career development, and life skills. This workshop will provide a case study of how YCHD and technology can provide holistic sexual health education and tools for providers to create a similar program.

    Orientation: The Journey Towards a Sex Ed Manual, with Tracie Gilbert, MEd, MSEd, Terri Clark, MPH, & Karen Rayne, PhD

    In 2015, the Center for Sex Education set out to create the first ever education manual on sexual orientation. Released to wide acclaim (including a nod from Jocelyn Elders!), Orientation features contributions from over 50 dynamic sex ed professionals, on a wide range of topics related to sexual orientation, identity, and behavior. Use this session to learn more from the editors about the work that went into this ground-breaking work, and get first access to some of its most fabulous lessons!

    Past to Future: Creating a Life-Long Career in Sexuality Education, with Michael McGee, PhD, AASECT, Debra Haffner, DMin, MPH, AASECT, & Pam Wilson, MSW

    Four sexuality educators who have worked in the field for decades offer insights on creating a lifelong career and how to do the work through troubling times. This interactive workshop will use small and large group discussion to engage participants in considering strategies for building a long-term career in sexuality education and advocacy.

    Project Parent: Preparing Parents to be Their Child’s Sex Educator, with Lin Jovanovic, PhD

    This workshop introduces a novel approach to parent preparation to become sex and relationship educators. Through a 9 step program, areas such as personal history, values, and communication styles are explored. Workshop attendees will be introduced to the method and have opportunities to practice exercises to be used with parents.

    Training, Teaching, and Talking “Taboo”, with Brittany Broaddus-Smith, MSW, LSW

    This is a “game night” style sexuality education workshop. Participants will be immersed into the experience of learning sexuality concepts as well as facilitating discussions around sexuality taboos, all while playing modified mainstream board games. Each clue/topic has been carefully curated with a sexuality twist.

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