Activating Consent Education: A Theatre-based Approach, with Meg Greene

In this workshop, participants will learn drama-based strategies to activate consent education through sparking dialogue, building community, and deepening understanding among students. We’ll explore strategies that allow us to step into role, sometimes trying new language or a new way of navigating a situation — in essence, rehearsing for life.

Centering Queer/Trans Pregnant and/or Parenting Homeless Youth in Sexual Health Education, with Joie Waxler

Inclusive best practices serve a vital role in sexual health education curricula, specifically for educating transgender and queer homeless youth who are pregnant and/or parenting. We will be looking at the impacts of creating inclusive spaces and recommend best practices for implementing supportive sexual health education for this particular population.

HIV: The Cure is in the Conversation, with Frenchie Davis, MEd

Let’s be honest, you can’t have a conversation-you don’t know how to have. So where do conversations about HIV begin today? How can we have a sex-positive dialogue about a subject that has only been described in the most negative light? In this film 90 Days our goal is to dispel prevailing myths about what it means to be HIV Positive, particularly when it comes to dating, sex, marriage and having children.

How We Started a Non-Profit with (Nearly) $0, with Stephanie Franklin, Avery Heimann, MA, MEd, Jessica Valladolid, & Chanta Blue, MSW, MEd, LCSW, CST

There are often a lot of worries and concerns about starting and running a successful grassroots, community-based sexuality education program. Mostly surrounding how to finance it. Participants will examine how to create a workshop series and a sustainable nonprofit with a limited budget but a wealth of local resources.

Netflix & Chlll: Integrating Pop Culture into Your Sex Education Curriculum, with Jess Shields, CHES, & Tazmine Weisgerber

Media messages can come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Some appear as a stand-alone image on a billboard advertisement, the chorus in a song, a recurring theme in a tv series, and others as a humorous idea in a meme. Research has shown that TV and other mass media is a significant source of sexual information for people. Not only has research shown a correlation between media and sexual behavior, it has also proven that media can influence cultural perspectives of sexuality. Since young people are often the targets of the media messages, it is important to implement lessons and curriculums that allow young people an opportunity to discuss and deconstruct these messages. When students participate in a curriculum that incorporates media, students are more knowledgeable, more likely to delay intercourse, are more aware of myths and are more likely to understand the impact media has on society. Therefore, this workshop will explore ways educators can incorporate pop culture into their sexual health education curriculum.

Sexuality Education for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), with Katherine McLaughlin, MEd, AASECT

Many sexuality educators understand that all people are sexual beings, including people with developmental disabilities. But they don’t necessarily have the knowledge and skills for working with this population. This workshop will help you become more comfortable working with this population by exploring what is the same and different for someone with I/DD and useful skills for making sexuality content more cognitively accessible.

The Language of Sex Ed with Erica Klang

Want to spruce up the way you communicate about sexual topics? This workshop will refresh, revamp, and ready you to create meaningful learning and conversations. Participants will learn how to shift phrases to be inclusive and accessible to learners while hearing catchy rhymes that have worked to reinforce safer sex!

Utilizing Hip Hop and African American History as Change Agents for Teenage Pregnancy Prevention, with Kelvin Walston, MA, & Tarita Johnson, MSW

The hip hop culture has been criticized for its glamorization of sex, violence, and ATOD. However, the roots of hip hop culture encompassing varied communication mediums, anti-gang, pro-social skills, entrepreneurship, and knowledge of self through cultural pride are hip hops guiding principles. Come learn how to incorporate these principles.

Who Wants to Date Godzilla: Deepening Learner Engagement with Educational Roleplay, with Jon Lutz

Roleplay is the closest thing to rehearsing life that we can offer the people we serve. The use of educational roleplay is applauded in many industries, such as emergency preparedness and medical patient simulation. In this workshop you’ll learn practical techniques to deepen learner engagement through educational roleplay.

Symposium: Research in Sexuality Education (Part 3), with Elizabeth Talmont & DJ Angelone, PhD

  • TEACH-RSE: A Study of the Role of Irish Initial Teacher Education Programmes in Preparing Teachers to Teach Sex Education, with Catherine Maunsell, PhD, MSSc, HDip
  • Teachers’ Experiences Implementing Evidence-based Sex Education Programs in Schools: A Mixed Methods Study, with Rebecca Shemesh, PhD
  • The TSU SHAPE Initiative: Sex Education in Higher Education, with Grace Loudd, PhD, MSW, LMSW, MPA

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