Pre-Conference Institute

Best Practices in Sexuality Education
April 29 – May 1, 2013
9am to 5pm each day


Summary: This intensive, 3-day training will prepare participants to provide effective sexuality education to diverse audiences of youth or adults. This training will include opportunities for individual technical assistance with program needs, such as selecting a curriculum, tailoring a curriculum to a specific audience, or advocating for effective sexuality education in school or community settings.

Audience: Educators, public health workers, program managers, school nurses, other health care professionals, youth workers and other community members responsible for providing sexuality education. 

Trainers: The following Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI) Community Education staff, with more than 50 years of combined experience providing sexuality education: 

  • Meghan Benson, MPH, CHES, Director of Community Education 
  • Anne Brosowsky-Roth, Community Education Resource Specialist 
  • Jay Botsford, Community Outreach Specialist 
  • Margo DeNuccio, Community Outreach Coordinator 
  • Erin Moore, Public Ally 

Goal: To increase individual comfort and capacity to provide effective sexuality education to diverse audiences of youth and adults in a manner that is age-appropriate, medically-accurate, culturally-competent and inclusive.

Objectives:

  1. Participants will recognize personal values, beliefs, opinions and attitudes about sexuality as well as how personal feelings and experiences may enhance or inhibit their ability to provide sexuality education. 
  2. Participants will broadly define sexuality as an important aspect of who a person is and who a person will become, including biological sex, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, body image, attraction, intimacy, relationships, values, beliefs, attitudes, sexual behaviors, reproduction, sexual and reproductive health, and more. 
  3. Participants will characterize disparities in sexual and reproductive health outcomes as well as the specific needs of those populations experiencing significant, negative outcomes. 
  4. Participants will describe evidence-based sexual health promotion curricula and comprehensive sexuality education. 
  5. Participants will list best practices for providing sexuality education that is age-appropriate, medically-accurate, culturally-competent and inclusive. 
  6. Participants will identify various means of advocating for effective sexuality education at the school, community and state government levels. 

Cost: $350.00, includes light breakfast and lunch each day. Limited scholarships are available.

Please see the Conference Summary page for details on location and lodging.


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