Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed
Are you new to sex education? Or has it been awhile since you've covered this content? Or would you just like to brush up our knowledge and skills? Join us for a series of learning sessions designed to help new and experienced health educators grow and refine their skills. Day 1: Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed, is a national model for training teachers to implement high-quality sex education. It aims to ensure that all sex educators are equipped with the skills needed to effectively facilitate student learning, create safe and inclusive environments and provide opportunities for meaningful skill-building and values exploration, regardless of the specific curriculum they teach. It consists of one full day training covering climate setting, sex education policies, facilitation skills, values clarification, managing personal disclosure and answering difficult questions. Day 2: We will be offering two half day modules that cover LGBTQ inclusion and trauma-informed approaches. The two half day modules are only available to participants that register for the full day of Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex.
- Describe three strategies that can be used to create a safe and supportive learning environment for teaching sexuality education.
- Define comprehensive sex education.
- Describe the experiential learning cycle and how it is used in the facilitation process.
- List at least three personal values related to sex education topics on which students may hold differing viewpoints.
- Describe the continuum model for addressing values-laden statements.
- Articulate at least three universal or institutional values and explain how they can be used in responding to students’ questions or comments.
- Describe two possible advantages and two disadvantages to disclosing personal information when teaching sex education.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize the five-step process for answering challenging questions.
- Identify the three steps to responding to harassing comments.
- Create processing questions for each stage of the experiential learning cycle.
Avis Wright, MPH, CHES
Avis joined Fact Forward in May 2017 after serving as a Health Education Coordinator with the Gaston County Department of Health and Human Services. She is currently responsible for the development and implementation of a variety of educational strategies that meet the identified needs of Fact Forward target markets and partners. Avis also coordinates and oversees content for our annual conference, Summer Institute. Avis graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. Her path to public health began while volunteering with health promotion nonprofit agencies. She continued her academic studies at Walden University where she obtained a Master of Public Health degree. Her interests include philanthropy, sexual health, and health education.
November 25, 2020
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