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Professional Development

Trainings for Professionals

We provide youth-serving professionals with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to have effective, medically accurate, age-appropriate sexuality conversations with young people. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire the most up-to-date information and resources regarding sexuality, explore their own values around sexuality, and participate in skill-building opportunities.

Trainings are designed to meet the needs of your organization and staff, including the duration of the training, the topics covered, and the fee.

Frequently covered topics include: 

  • The development of sexuality over the lifespan

  • Anatomy and reproduction

  • Pregnancy prevention and contraceptive methods

  • Gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation

  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and infections (STIs), including their transmission, treatment, and prevention

  • Identifying healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, and defining affirmative consent

  • Tips for having balanced conversations about sexuality with youth

  • Effective ways to answer challenging questions from youth

  • Teach back opportunities in a safe learning environment to build skills as a sexuality education teacher or facilitator

Evidence-Based Curricula Trainings

Our educators are certified to deliver facilitator trainings in the following evidence-based curricula for youth:

These trainings are typically conducted in 2 days and for audiences of less than 20 participants. All evidence-based curricula trainings require your school or agency to purchase the training curriculum for participants from ETR Associates prior to the training. Please email us to schedule a training or learn more.