Introduction to Reproductive Health for Youth Serving Professionals
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? Introduction to Reproductive Health for Youth Serving Professionals provides the participant with a general overview of core concepts related to reproductive health as it relates to overall adolescent health. Topics covered include Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology, Adolescent Growth and Development, HIV/STIs, and Contraceptive Technology. This training also provides strategies for teaching comprehensive sexuality education that meet the standards set forth by the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA).
- Describe reproductive biology in a teen-friendly way.
- Describe the link between brain development, hormones, physical maturation, sexual exploration, and teen pregnancy.
- List the most common barrier and hormonal contraceptives used by teens and summarize how they work.
- Describe symptoms and treatments for common bacterial and viral sexually transmitted infections & diseases, including HIV/AIDs.
- Identify personal values and the impact of those values on their ability to effectively teach about adolescent sexuality issues.
- Identify guideliens for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.
This event is a 2-part webinar series. The dates of the webinars are as follows: Part 1 - August 31, 2021, 1-4 PM Part 2 - September 1, 2021, 1-4 PM
Anyone who works with youth and wants to know more about adolescent reproductive health.
Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES, and Katrina James, MPH, CHES, FPHW
Brittany joined Fact Forward in August 2016 and currently manages Fact Forward's Office of Population Affairs Tier 2 Project, emPOWERed SC: Creating Linkages for Youth of Color in South Carolina. Brittany has 10 years of experience as a subject matter expert in the area of reproductive health/sexual health, contraceptive technologies, and HIV/STDs. Brittany’s passion for this work was fueled by her undergraduate and graduate studies, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health and Master of Public Health degree in Health Promotion, Education and Behavior from the University of South Carolina, Arnold School of Public Health. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Family Planning Health Worker with a keen interest in adolescent health, maternal/child health, and reproductive justice.
Katrina joined Fact Forward in June 2019 with six years of experience working with non-profits and federally qualified health centers. She worked alongside doctors and nurse practitioners to provide health education, family planning services, and STI testing treatment education in underserved communities. Katrina currently serves as the Health Services Coordinator, providing capacity building and technical assistance for health centers, colleges, and high schools for the emPOWERed SC: Creating Linkages for Youth of Color in South Carolina project in Richland and Orangeburg counties. She works closely with health centers across South Carolina in the Collaborative for Reproductive Education and Wellness (CREW). She works to assist them with implementing clinic best practices and quality improvement strategies. She also serves as lead trainer on a variety of Fact Forward education and developed trainings modules. Katrina is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion. She completed her Master of Public Health in Community Health degree at Georgia Southern University. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Family Planning Health Worker with a passion for sexual reproductive health.
Location & Address:
August 24, 2021
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