Calendar of Events

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All events noted in Eastern Time

Talking about Sex Education with Parents and Teachers in Pakistan

We engaged teachers and parents about their interaction with younger individuals related to sexual education. The participants had inadequate knowledge of sex education. The parents unlike teachers opposed sex education at schools. The participants were more concerned about the risks than the benefits of sexual education.

“Am I normal…? Is it okay if…?” Answering Student Questions About Sexual Health

In this interactive, half-day workshop educators will identify types of sexuality questions, examine the role personal values play in answering these questions, and develop facilitation skills needed to answer sexuality questions in their teaching. During the workshop, participants will practice responding to real questions from real kids, receive feedback, and leave with increased confidence in their ability to respond to challenging questions. Zoom $150

Event Series Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Awkward to Awesome: Core Skills

Transform awkward moments into awesome opportunities in sexual health education with our dynamic one-day training, "Awkward to Awesome." This comprehensive session equips participants with essential skills for delivering engaging and inclusive lessons. In addition, you'll gain access to robust asynchronous content, allowing you to deepen your knowledge at your own pace. $200

Body Smart: Private Body Parts (K-3) for Schools/Families

The purpose of this lesson is to identify and correctly name the private parts of the body. Through discussions and picture books students will learn the correct terminology and learn that it is okay to speak up when they feel uncomfortable about being touched in an unsafe or secret kind of way. The book “What’s the Big Secret” by Marc Brown will be used in this lesson. $30

Event Series Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.

Event Series October is “Let’s Talk Month”

October is “Let’s Talk Month”

Advocates for Youth sponsors Let’s Talk Month. Observed each October by states and communities throughout the country, Let’s Talk Month emphasizes the importance of young people and the adults they trust talking about sex.

Advocates for Youth recently updated its Let’s Talk Month Planning Guidebook. The guidebook provides strategic tips and examples to help local communities plan and implement activities for Let’s Talk Month. It also includes fact sheets, guidance for involving youth and working with the media, and sample forms.

Challenging Amatonormativity

Nishita Raghu Rao
Beyond the narrative of the Sex Binary, this webinar will touch upon neural and biological correlates underlying Gender Identity, Sexual Partner Preference, Monogamous and Non-monogamous behaviors. This world of Neuroscience provides us with a voice to address Amatonormativity and the many social constructs it imposes upon our population. $30

Support Healthy Sexuality for LGBTQ People with I/DD

LGBTQ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have felt invisible during sexuality education classes or when someone is supporting them around the topic of sexuality. This ONLINE training is designed for professionals, self-advocates, and sexuality educators, to better support the LGBTQ people with intellectual and developmental disabilities they work with, care about or teach, either in a one on one or class setting. $225

Lunch-N-Learn: Empowering Young People with Menstrual Supplies and Education.

Discover the importance of providing young people with menstrual supplies and education prior to their first period. Join our Lunch-N-Learn session to explore practical strategies, resources, and approaches to support and empower young individuals as they navigate this significant stage of their lives. Registration is required by October 9, 2023. Free

YTH Live – Online conference

YTH Live Global is ETR’s premier conference that centers on the convergence of Youth + Technology + Health.
We invite young people and adults to the same, equal space to share innovative ideas, new technologies, and transformational research.
Join us October 11, 2023 for a day full of youth-centered innovation, and connection. $39/$49/$119

Why Fathers Matter in Sex Education

Jennifer M. Grossman
Fathers are often overlooked as valuable resources for teens’ sexual health. Learn about their roles in discussing sex with their teens and supporting their involvement in sex education. Gain insights from interviews conducted with diverse fathers of teens from across the U.S. $30

“They want me to teach WHAT?!” Stepping Into the Sex Educator Role

When the role of sexuality educator falls to the PE, science, and sometimes even the math teacher, it might feel scary or overwhelming - but it doesn't need to! This full-day training will provide educators who are newly tapped to teach sex education the foundational skills necessary for teaching this subject. From learning about group rights, to setting the classroom tone, managing potential challenges and establishing appropriate boundaries, and exploring personal values as they relate to teaching about sexuality - this training will cover it all. Participants will leave this training with an increase in their knowledge, skills, and comfort to successfully teach sexuality education.

This training will take place on Zoom. $195

Elevatus Training: What, Wait! You Want Me to Talk About Sexuality? (I/DD)

For professionals who work with people with IDD:
Healthy relationship boundaries are an important skill for us all. We are seeing more and more examples in our culture of those who have crossed lines. Even though people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are sexual beings, just like everyone, they also need the information and skills to navigate these waters and learn what’s okay and not okay in various settings.

This FREE 60 minute webinar will explore tips and tools for addressing sexuality one-on-one with the individuals you work with . We will explore why this topic can be difficult to approach and useful tools that will help you become more comfortable and confident and communicate about this sensitive topic.

3-day Elevatus Training Become a Sexuality Educator for People with I/DD

This 3-day training is for anyone who works with people with I/DD and wants to lead sexuality education classes, staff training, or parent workshops. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the training and support you need to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886798975-3346) for 17 continuing education contact hours. This training counts for 8.75 education credits towards the requirements to become an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. $1095

AMAZE SexEdCon: Thriving Against Adversity Virtual Conference

Embark on a transformative journey of knowledge and empowerment at our two-day sex education conference. With the invigorating theme of “Thriving Against Adversity,” we’re dedicated to fostering understanding, inclusivity, and resilience in the realm of sexual education. Free

Then and Now: A Sex Ed Story 30 Years Apart

Kelley Dennings, Sydney Cole, Lisa Schulze, & Malia Becker
Join us for an informative webinar showcasing the thought-provoking campaign, “Contraception Conversations.” This session will feature a live discussion on public school sex education in Nebraska, featuring two individuals who attended the same high school with a significant time gap of 30 years. Gain valuable insights into the changes and advancements in comprehensive sex education advocacy over the years. $30

GCAPP’s 4th Annual Virtual Sex Ed Summit Sexual Health for Every-BODY!

We are thrilled to announce our 4th Annual Sex Ed Summit: Sexual Health for Every BODY. Over two days, delve into diverse topics, including: Accessible Sexual Health Services, Trends in Youth Sexual Behavior, Sex Ed in Georgia: How it Stacks Up, Reproductive Justice 101, and much more! Our conference and the work we do helps to ensure that teens and young adults receive high quality, medically accurate sex education that they deserve. Online

Get Real High School Training Of Educators

This training is for people teaching the Get Real curriculum. Separate purchase is required at etr.org. Pre-work is required for this training. This training will take place on Zoom.

Elevatus Training: What, Wait! You Want Me to Talk About Sexuality? (I/DD)

For professionals who work with people with IDD:
Healthy relationship boundaries are an important skill for us all. We are seeing more and more examples in our culture of those who have crossed lines. Even though people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are sexual beings, just like everyone, they also need the information and skills to navigate these waters and learn what’s okay and not okay in various settings.

This FREE 60 minute webinar will explore tips and tools for addressing sexuality one-on-one with the individuals you work with . We will explore why this topic can be difficult to approach and useful tools that will help you become more comfortable and confident and communicate about this sensitive topic.

3-day Elevatus Training Become a Sexuality Educator for People with I/DD

This 3-day training is for anyone who works with people with I/DD and wants to lead sexuality education classes, staff training, or parent workshops. Don’t miss this opportunity to get the training and support you need to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental disabilities. This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886798975-3346) for 17 continuing education contact hours. This training counts for 8.75 education credits towards the requirements to become an AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator. $1095

Love146: Trafficking 101

In this guided presentation, participants will learn about the vulnerabilities youth experience and how they connect to grooming tactics. The presenters will discuss realistic steps youth-serving professionals can take to identify and respond to suspected exploitation. In addition, there will be practical application on assisting youth to develop safety plans.

Event Series Circles of Safety Virtual Classroom Series

Circles of Safety: Awareness to Action for Youth-Serving Professionals

Bringing both the research and facts and the personal stories and experiences from Stop It Now!'s Helpline and public education activities, Circles of Safety is designed to help adults in youth-serving organizations not only learn about the scope of sexual abuse and prevention strategies, but to feel confident, comfortable, and empowered to take action steps to keep children safe from sexual harm. Mon-Thurs 1-4pm training. $285

National Sex Ed Conference – Atlantic City, NJ

The National Sex Ed Conference is the largest conference in the United States designed exclusively for sexuality educators. Sessions address sexuality education for all ages, in all types of settings, and are highly interactive and give participants materials they can replicate. The conference is hosted by The Center for Sex Education (CSE). The largest conference in the United States exclusively devoted to sexuality education. Participants attend from across the nation and many other parts of the world to network and learn best practices in sexuality education, addressing a spectrum of topics, audiences, and ages. $345 online /$545 in person

Elevatus Training: What, Wait! You Want Me to Talk About Sexuality? (I/DD)

For professionals who work with people with IDD:
Healthy relationship boundaries are an important skill for us all. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities need the information and skills to navigate these waters and learn what’s okay and not okay in various settings.

This FREE 60 minute webinar will explore tips and tools for addressing sexuality one-on-one with the individuals you work with . We will explore why this topic can be difficult to approach and useful tools that will help you become more comfortable and confident and communicate about this sensitive topic.

Preconceived: A Film Screening to Benefit Reproductive Equity Now

Join us for a private screening of this eye opening documentary exposing the dangers of anti-abortion centers (or so-called “crisis pregnancy centers”).
Tickets are $25 and include a complimentary snack and beverage. Please consider an additional gift to support Reproductive Equity Now's efforts to guide patients towards comprehensive, medically-based reproductive care.

Sexy Spoonies and Crip Sex

More than one-fourth of adults are disabled. While society perpetuates the ableist idea that disabled individuals are not sexual, this is wrong. This webinar covers intersections of disability and sexuality, including coming out to and discussing a disabled identity with partners, how to communicate about disability needs regarding sex (such as personal care assistants, sex toys, etc.), trying new experiences, using accurate terminology, negotiating sex, and more. $30

Join us for the Healthy Youth Act Letter-to-the-Editor (LTE) Workshop!

Are you looking for an effective way to raise awareness and support of the Healthy Youth Act? Do you want to let legislators know about the importance of passing the Healthy Youth Act? Do you want to use your voice to reach lawmakers in support of this critical bill?
Healthy Youth Act LTE Workshop and we'll teach you about submitting letters-to-the-editor to local publications!
Free

LiFT Workshop

Parents/caregivers and teens, join us for LiFT, a powerful 6-hour workshop led by Certified Sexual Health Educators from EyesOpenIowa. Developed by Planned Parenthood, LiFT focuses on empowering teens through open conversations with trusted adults. Engage in activities, form genuine connections, and navigate tough talks about relationships and sexual health with professional guidance. Enjoy complimentary snacks, lunch, and a swag bag for each participant. Strengthen bonds, create memories, and register by Jan 13 with code FAMILY for free access (value $250/person).

A Special Presentation! Lunch-N-Learn Featuring Jess Mcintosh

Disinformation campaigns take a lot out of you — because they're designed to! Learn how to restore, replenish, and not let the bad guys win in this session hosted by EyesOpenIowa and featuring veteran communications strategist Jess Mcintosh. You'll learn tips for combatting mis- and disinformation, talking to your networks, rallying your troops and taking care of yourselves in the process. Free!

Talking About Relationships (Gr 7-12) for Schools/Families on Zoom

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Hip Hop and African American History as Teaching Tools to Reduce Sexual Risky Behavior, Part 2

The rise of gangs and smaller variations of gang affiliation have contributed to the increase in juvenile delinquent behavior, such as drug dealing, interpersonal violence, teenage pregnancy, and school absenteeism in urban and rural communities nationwide. Innovative intervention programs and strategies are needed to reduce juvenile delinquent behaviors. Join us for this follow-up to the prior lecture, “Teaching Hip Hop as a Sexual Risk Reduction Tool.” $30

MAHPERD School Health Education Conference

This dynamic conference is solely devoted to health educators who seek excellence in health education appropriate practices and strategies. Partners in Sex Ed will be presenting: Name It Claim It Stop It - a strategy for responding to misconduct.

It is a wonderful opportunity to network and gather to discuss issues, concerns, ideas and successes with health educators from MA.
See you there! $119 includes lunch

Talking About Safer Sex (Gr 7-12) for Schools/Families on Zoom

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Integrating Emotional Wellness in Sex Education

Condoms? Check. Testing? Check. Boundaries? Check. Think your curriculum is complete? Please, think again. This training is an invitation to create sex education that centers the whole person, not just their “reproductive” parts. According to a recent Harvard study, many young people report feeling failed by sex education in understanding/navigating their emotions and relationships. It’s time to move beyond an intercourse-centered framework, into one that helps learners understand and affirm their experiences. This is intentional sex education, this is self-development.
Starting from $22.22

Talking About Sexting (ON ZOOM)

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

International Sex Education Day!

Sex Education Alliance

Talking to kids about sex and relationships can change their futures — and the world. Sex education, at home, in school, and even at the doctor’s office can improve self-esteem and self-image, reduce at-risk sexual behavior, reduce teenage pregnancy, and improve grades, test scores, and educational outcomes.

Event Series Period Talk with Kerri

Period Talk with Kerri

LIVE
Register for location
This engaging and informative event will include:​
1. Introductions. Family 1, 2, 3. Trusted adults. Vulva model. Reproductive system. Reproductive sort. Questions. Why do we have a period? What is a period? When will I get my period? What to expect? Symptoms? Managing Emergencies. Period management (TSS). Hygiene. Build a period kit. Q&A

Event Series Circles of Safety Virtual Classroom Series

Circles of Safety: Awareness to Action for Youth-Serving Professionals

Bringing both the research and facts and the personal stories and experiences from Stop It Now!'s Helpline and public education activities, Circles of Safety is designed to help adults in youth-serving organizations not only learn about the scope of sexual abuse and prevention strategies, but to feel confident, comfortable, and empowered to take action steps to keep children safe from sexual harm. Mon-Thurs 1-4pm training. $285

February Lunch-N-Learn: Motivational Interviewing

Join us for an engaging Lunch-n-Learn session led by Shawna Jesse, Health Educator at Together for Youth in Waterloo, IA. Shawna will delve into the power of Motivational Interviewing and its application in discussions with young people, particularly in the realm of sexual health education. Gain insights into effective communication strategies and learn how to empower youth through meaningful conversations. This session is a valuable opportunity for sexual health educators and youth-serving adults to enhance their skills and create positive impacts in the lives of young individuals. Don't miss out on this informative session that promises to enrich your approach to fostering open dialogues on sensitive topics. Free

Talking About Sexting (Gr 7-12) for Schools/Families on Zoom

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Parenting the Parent in Sexuality Education

This workshop examines the current relationship between parents and sexuality education, while suggesting actionable steps on how to create an effective (and not always pleasant) partnership with parents to provide our youth with comprehensive sexuality education that dismantles harmful systems, ideologies, and practices. $30

Ignite the Capitol – Advocacy Day at Mass. State House

Join our Advocacy Day at the State House to hear from activists and legislator champions about the bills on our feminist agenda, and join a small group of activists in meeting with your State Representative and Senator. Meetings will be 15-20 minutes long, and no policy experience is necessary – just your own lived experience! Everyone will participate in small 30 minutes group training before meeting with your legislators. Advocacy packets for attendees and legislator packets will prepared for everyone.

Talking About Pornography (Gr 7-12) for Schools/Families on Zoom

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Elevatus Training: What, Wait! You Want Me to Talk About Sexuality? (I/DD)

For professionals who work with people with IDD:
Healthy relationship boundaries are an important skill for us all. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities need the information and skills to navigate these waters and learn what’s okay and not okay in various settings.

This FREE 60 minute webinar will explore tips and tools for addressing sexuality one-on-one with the individuals you work with . We will explore why this topic can be difficult to approach and useful tools that will help you become more comfortable and confident and communicate about this sensitive topic.

Gender and Sexual Orientation (Gr 7-12) for Schools/Families on Zoom

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

The Power of Zines for Sex Education!

This presentation will explore how zines (independently made booklets) are a delightful, effective, and remarkably accessible way to share inclusive, uncensored sex education. We will cover how to use preexisting zines as educational materials, as well as how to use the process of zine making as a powerful educational tool. $30

At Your Cervix

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion on consent. Free!

How We Prevent Extremists From Destroying Public Education

What is up with the chaos we are seeing at school boards? Book bans, legislation prohibiting any discussion of race and anti-LGBTQIA+ policies are popping up nationwide. Why? It is pretty straightforward -- extremists want to defund, dismantle and destroy public education. Limiting access to public education is not new -- it is deeply rooted in our history. Let's discuss those lessons from the past and how they inform what is happening today -- and how we can fight back to protect public education for all! Free!

Event Series Training For Educators

Rights, Respect, Responsibility (3R’s): Training of Educators

For educators who are looking to enhance their sex educator skills. Educator trainings consist of three, 90-minute training sessions that cover the following topics:
Creating a safe learning environment, Answering sensitive questions, Boundaries & self-disclosure, Sexual orientation and gender identity, Experiential Learning Cycle, Connecting home: Communicating with caregivers
February 26-28, 2024 1:00-2:30 PM EST Daily (3) 90-minute sessions, $150 per person.

Talking About Sex Trafficking(Gr 7-12) for Schools/Families on Zoom

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Talking About Pornography (ON ZOOM)

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Long Line of Ladies Screening

Join us for a screening of the brief documentary (22min) Long Line of Ladies. Long Line of Ladies tells the story of a girl and her community as they prepare for her Ihuk, the once-dormant coming of age ceremony of the Karuk tribe of Northern California.
Following the screening, we will have a discussion with Eva Marie Carney, founder and Executive Director of the Kwek Society. We will also discuss how you can host a similar screening and consciousness raising with your own community!
Sign up to access the Zoom link.

What Is Social Emotional Learning And Why Is It Under Attack?

We know that extremists are attacking public education – and their latest target is social and emotional learning (SEL). What is SEL, why is it an integral part of a student’s education, and how can we protect it? Get answers to these questions by joining us to hear from Justina Schlund, Vice-President of Communications with CASEL. Her organization is leading the way to ensure that SEL is part of a quality and equitable education for all students. Virtual.

March Lunch-N-Learn: Building Trust: The Art of Being a Trusted Adult

Join us for an insightful session as we explore the pivotal role of being a trusted adult in the lives of young people. In this workshop, we'll delve into the qualities and actions that define trustworthiness, offering practical guidance on how to effectively and appropriately fill this crucial role in the lives of adolescents. Discover ways to establish a safe and supportive environment that fosters open dialogue. Whether you're a teacher, mentor, or caregiver, this session will equip you with the tools to make a lasting positive impact on the youth you serve. Free!!

Becoming a Sexuality Educator and Trainer

A 3-Day LIVE on Zoom, ONLINE *certificate training for anyone who works with people with developmental disabilities. $945 – $1,195.

Elevatus Training: What, Wait! You Want Me to Talk About Sexuality? (I/DD)

For professionals who work with people with IDD:
Healthy relationship boundaries are an important skill for us all. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities need the information and skills to navigate these waters and learn what’s okay and not okay in various settings.

This FREE 60 minute webinar will explore tips and tools for addressing sexuality one-on-one with the individuals you work with . We will explore why this topic can be difficult to approach and useful tools that will help you become more comfortable and confident and communicate about this sensitive topic.

Elaborating on ‘The Talk’ in ‘Sex Talks’

Centering Communication Studies in Sexuality Education.
Discussing writings from both emerging and leading scholars in the field of communication researching sex(uality) education, the present lecture seeks to establish the academic discipline of communication as integral to research on sexuality education, discussing topics including family conversations, cultural influence, health inequities in education, and medicine.

Assessing Middle and High School Students’ Sex Education Questions

Young people recognize a gap between sex education as taught in the classroom and the reality of their sexual experiences. The current project assessed young people’s sexual questions by analyzing 1,335 open-ended responses that were anonymously submitted during in-person sex education sessions. These results should be used to inform the development of needs-driven sex education programming.

Periods and Wet Dreams: Teaching Puberty in Elementary School

Puberty: a time of great (and sometimes daunting) change for both young people and the adults in their lives. This interactive, full-day training will provide educators, school nurses, youth-serving professionals, and other caring adults with skills and strategies for teaching pubescent youth about their changing bodies, emotional growth, and navigating the path to adulthood in a way that is inclusive of students of all genders and sexual identities. Through a social emotional learning lens, participants will have an opportunity to engage in lessons and activities that will build their own skills to teach anatomy, menstruation, hygiene, cultivating empathy, and more.

Event Series STD Awareness Month

STD Awareness Month

This STD Awareness Month, ASHA is drawing attention to the importance of STD testing. As part of this effort, we are promoting a new campaign—YES Means TEST. Having sex is a choice, and so is saying healthy. Saying yes to sex should mean saying yes to test!

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

SAAM is about both awareness and prevention of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Looking at the history of the movement to end sexual violence: It’s impossible to prevent an issue no one knows about, and it’s difficult to make people aware of a problem without providing a solution. The two work in tandem.

April Lunch-N-Learn: Navigating Peer Dynamics: Realistic Strategies for Positive Teen Empowerment

Discover practical strategies for guiding teens through peer pressure challenges and leveraging positive influences. This session equips educators and youth-serving adults with tools to foster resilience, informed decision-making, and a supportive peer network. Join us for a concise, impactful exploration of navigating peer dynamics realistically and promoting positive teen empowerment. Free!!

Ending HIV | “Why Caring About Ending HIV = Caring About Sex Ed!

Join us for a live-streaming conversation talking about the HIV epidemic and the role of sex education in demystifying and destigmatizing HIV. Free
- Build connections: Deepen your knowledge about how equipping individuals with accurate information and fostering a culture of open dialogue around sexuality are pivotal steps toward ending the HIV epidemic.
- Policy solutions: Whether you're a healthcare professional, educator, or community advocate, you can learn what federal policies support HIV prevention, people living with HIV, and sex education.

Becoming a Sexuality Educator and Trainer

A 3-Day LIVE on Zoom, ONLINE *certificate training for anyone who works with people with developmental disabilities. $945 – $1,195.

Youth Rights Roundtable

Join shOUT for a conversation among young adults as we explore the needs youth have compared to the education and access they get to sexual and reproductive health education, care, and resources. ZOOM

Creating Consent Culture – Spring Certification

This course is for you if you would like to teach consent skills in a fun and interactive way. You are already teaching consent, but you would like to learn a fun and interactive way to teach it to teens and tweens. You are already teaching young people, but you would like to teach them essential consent skills in an age-appropriate and trauma-sensitive way. You would like to make a difference in the world and still thrive. After taking this 8-week course, you will be certified and confident to teach the Consent Culture Intro Workshop. $1350

Teaching Youth about Relationships

The presentation provides guidance for secondary school teachers and counselors and professionals working with adolescents in out-of-school settings, such as group homes, agencies, and faith communities. It describes how to develop a course or program series on romantic relationships and how to approach each class as a unique experience, tailoring content and methodology to the students. $30

Event Series STD Awareness Week

STD Awareness Week

STD Awareness Week, observed the second full week in April, provides an opportunity to raise awareness about STDs and how they impact our lives; reduce STD-related stigma, fear, and discrimination; and ensure people have the tools and knowledge to prevent, test for, and treat STDs.

Examining Sexually Explicit Media: Tools for Conversations with Youth

Using the lens of media literacy education, this interactive, one-day training will provide educators, youth workers, and professionals with an opportunity to explore how pornography can play a role in young people's sexual development and sexuality, their awareness of gender and gender stereotypes, consent, sexual behavior, bodies and body image, healthy and unhealthy relationships, and sexual identity. Participants will learn strategies to teach critical thinking skills about media literacy, how to discuss SEM with young people, and leave with activities to utilize in the classroom. Zoom. $195

Elevatus Training: What, Wait! You Want Me to Talk About Sexuality? (I/DD)

For professionals who work with people with IDD:
Healthy relationship boundaries are an important skill for us all. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities need the information and skills to navigate these waters and learn what’s okay and not okay in various settings.

This FREE 60 minute webinar will explore tips and tools for addressing sexuality one-on-one with the individuals you work with . We will explore why this topic can be difficult to approach and useful tools that will help you become more comfortable and confident and communicate about this sensitive topic.

Menstrual Equity Consciousness Raising

The Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition is hosting a Menstrual Equity Consciousness Raising to discuss taking action to end period poverty. There will be a period packing party with products donated from Aunt Flow, followed by a panel discussion.

Explicit Materials as Education?

When people with disabilities don’t have access to sexuality education, they often turn to the internet to learn about sexuality. There may be some accurate and useful online resources and websites for learning, but we know that many may use explicit materials to gain knowledge and skills regarding sexuality. We can’t ignore and tell people they can’t use explicit materials to learn, but we can teach more about the purpose of these explicit materials and ways to view these materials with a critical eye. In this workshop, we will review the important points to make about these materials, tools for teaching, and tips for sharing resources that promote sexually healthy education. $30

Power, Identity, Relationships

What is power and how does it affect consent, attraction, and dating? This lecture integrates lived experiences, pop culture, and social science to explore how young people can navigate power differentials and empower one another. $30-$35.
Oronde Cruger & Mackenzie Bartlett.

COLLECTIVE POWER 2024

This year’s conference theme will explore ways of organizing, connecting, and cultivating practices that center impacted communities, foster collective resistance, and practice community care. How can we exercise creativity and art as tools for resistance? What can we learn from one another in our different movements in the pursuit of our collective liberation? We will explore these questions and more with panel discussions led by advocates, activists, artists, and healers from communities most impacted by reproductive injustice. $370-$1000.
REGISTER BY APRIL 5th.

Advocates for Youth: Training for Educators

Three 90-minute sessions for educators who are looking to enhance their sex educator skills. Training covers the following topics: Creating a safe learning environment, Answering sensitive questions, Boundaries & self-disclosure, Sexual orientation and gender identity, Experiential Learning Cycle, Connecting home: Communicating with caregivers
Trainer: Lauren Barineau, MPH $150

Talking to Neurodivergent Kids About Sex Series

I am excited to bring you this series of three classes, especially for parents and caregivers of neurodivergent kids ages nine to twelve. $99
What Neurodivergent Kids Need to Know - Tuesday, March 26th (past classes are recorded)
Puberty Prep for PARENTS of Neurodivergent Kids! Tuesday, April 16th
How to Keep Neurodivergent Kids Safer Online -Tuesday, May 7th

Healthy/ Unhealthy Relationship Characteristics

This workshop focuses friendship and romantic relationships and can be applied to family and sexual relationships as well. Participants work together to define intimacy and examine behaviors they find important in friendships and romantic relationships. They identify healthy and unhealthy relationship characteristics and learn how to nurture healthy relationship behaviors and address unhealthy ones. ZOOM

Maine 18th Annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference

Maine’s annual conference for educators, school nurses, school counselors, and a variety of other youth-serving professionals. Every year we are excited to come together to share new and innovative programming, develop skills and knowledge, and provide resources for delivering positive, inclusive sexual health education.
Rockport, Maine. $80.

Talking About Gender and Sexual Orientation (ON ZOOM)

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Event Series Period Talk with Kerri

Period Talk with Kerri

LIVE
Register for location
This engaging and informative event will include:​
1. Introductions. Family 1, 2, 3. Trusted adults. Vulva model. Reproductive system. Reproductive sort. Questions. Why do we have a period? What is a period? When will I get my period? What to expect? Symptoms? Managing Emergencies. Period management (TSS). Hygiene. Build a period kit. Q&A

Build-A-Skill Designing A Skills Based Family Communication Workshop

This lecture introduces best practices for designing an objective-driven, skills-based workshop for families to enhance their ability to talk with kids about sexuality. We go beyond the powerpoints that are often the focus of parent presentations and instead emphasize a set of skills that increases parents’ comfort and confidence. $30-$35.
Lauren Barineau, MPH, CHES®

Event Series Circles of Safety Virtual Classroom Series

Circles of Safety: Awareness to Action for Youth-Serving Professionals

Bringing both the research and facts and the personal stories and experiences from Stop It Now!'s Helpline and public education activities, Circles of Safety is designed to help adults in youth-serving organizations not only learn about the scope of sexual abuse and prevention strategies, but to feel confident, comfortable, and empowered to take action steps to keep children safe from sexual harm. Mon-Thurs 1-4pm training. $285

The National Sex Ed Conference Proposals.

Exciting news! The National Sex Ed Conference, the largest conference in the United States exclusively for sexuality educators is now accepting proposals for its 2024 conference.
If your proposal is accepted, you’ll receive a $100 discount off the main registration fee (Early Bird Registration $460 and Regular Registration is $560). Final decisions will be communicated by July 31, 2024.

Inclusive Language in Sexuality Education

This lecture emphasizes using inclusive language to create safe and supportive learning environments. It covers gender-neutral terminology and diverse sexual orientations, offering insights for enhancing sexuality education approaches. Educators can foster an inclusive learning experience by validating all students’ identities and experiences. $30-$35
Mikayla Crawford

Talking About Sex Trafficking(ON ZOOM)

Power Up Education offers a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
From $43.90

Elevatus Training: What, Wait! You Want Me to Talk About Sexuality? (I/DD)

For professionals who work with people with IDD:
Healthy relationship boundaries are an important skill for us all. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities need the information and skills to navigate these waters and learn what’s okay and not okay in various settings.

This FREE 60 minute webinar will explore tips and tools for addressing sexuality one-on-one with the individuals you work with . We will explore why this topic can be difficult to approach and useful tools that will help you become more comfortable and confident and communicate about this sensitive topic.