Foundations: Trauma Informed & LGBTQ Inclusive Sex Ed Instruction
Trauma Informed Sex Ed Instruction
The impacts of trauma and the possibility of re-traumatization can impact a young person’s experience in the classroom. Understanding the nature, range of experience and impacts of trauma are essential to effective, trauma informed facilitation. This 3.5-hour module builds on the learning from the first full day of Foundations training. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for educators to build skills for creating safe and inclusive learning environments for students who have experienced trauma.
LGBTQ Inclusive Sex Ed Instruction
LGBTQ-identified youth experience health disparities at a much higher rate that heterosexual-identified youth. Using facilitation techniques that are inclusive of these youth is essential to helping them feel included in sexual health conversations. This 3.5-hour module builds on the learning from the first full day of Foundations training. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for educators to build skills for creating safe and inclusive learning environments for students who identify at LGBTQ.
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 or have previously attended a full day of Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex.
Hailing from New York, Denise has been a resident of the Carolinas for well over a decade where she has been deeply involved in helping its residents on different social issues. Denise has been working in the HIV/AIDS, STD and teen pregnancy field for over 17 years in a prevention/treatment healthcare setting. Prior to her joining the Fact Forward staff she worked as a Community Health Educator for a local community organization providing prevention, education and testing services to York, Lancaster and Chester county concentrating on under served populations with a focus on Hispanic/Latino, women of color, LGBTQ, and adolescent populations for 9 years.
Susan joined Fact Forward in August 2018 as the Training Associate and transitioned into the role of Partner Engagement Associate in October 2019 and then Partner Engagement Specialist in July 2021. In this role she is responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation and evaluation of all Fact Forward educational programming, technical assistance efforts and internal staff development opportunities. Locke earned a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of South Carolina. She was born and raised in NC, but now calls Columbia, SC home. Prior to joining Fact Forward full-time, Locke worked as an intern in early 2018. She is excited to continue her passion for reproductive justice through her work with Fact Forward.