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Join us for High Tea and an engaging and affirming presentation by sex ed expert Bill Taverner on Thursday, September 18th at the DAC in Eugene.  Click image to download flyer.



Professional care providers in older adult residential face complex issues. How do you help residents maintain their dignity as well as their safety? How do you effectively address the concerns of families? Join us for a professional development workshop where we’ll examine these issues and discuss appropriate guidelines with national Sexuality Education expert Bill Taverner.  Click the image to download flyer.




is the executive director of the nationally acclaimed Center for Family Life Education and is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sexuality Education. He has co-authored many sex ed teaching resources, including Making Sense of Abstinence; Sex Ed 101; Older, Wiser, Sexually Smarter, and eight editions of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Human Sexuality. Bill also served as editor-in-chief for the two-volume third edition of Teaching Safer Sex, which received the 2013 Book Award from the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

A trainer of thousands throughout the United States, who has twice advocated for sexuality education at U.S. Congressional briefings, Bill was recently invited to serve on an advisory board convened by former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, to provide input on the development of a curriculum to help parents talk with their children about sex. He has received other national awards recognizing his leadership in sexuality education, including the first “Schiller Prize” given by AASECT for best workshop using interactive strategies; Planned Parenthood’s “Golden Apple Award” for leadership in education; a Sexual Intelligence award naming him named “one of the country’s pre-eminent sex educators, trainers, and sex education theorists,” and the “Golden Brick Award” for “encouraging the growth of sexuality education professionals.”

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