Introduction to Reproductive Health for Youth Serving Professionals

August 31, 2021 | 1:00pm - September 1, 2021 | 4:00pm

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).

CEUs offered:

  • General
  • CHES


  • 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

Target Audience:

Anyone who works with youth and wants to know more about adolescent reproductive health.

Event Trainers:

Rena Dixon, PhD, MPH, MCHES and Katrina James, MPH, CHES, FPHW

Dr. Rena P. Dixon joined the Fact Forward staff in 2010. She oversees training for community partners and all work with health care providers including the Collaborative for Reproductive Education and Wellness. She has extensive experience providing technical assistance to health centers across South Carolina on providing quality reproductive health services for adolescents and young adults. Dr. Dixon hails from the Peach State, growing up in Augusta, Georgia. She graduated with honors and cum laude from Armstrong Atlantic State University, in Savannah, Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences and a minor in Latin American studies. Dr. Dixon also holds her Master of Public Health from Armstrong and a PhD in Public Health with a focus on Health Promotion and Health Education from Walden University. She has a passion for public speaking, sexual health, and social 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:

Online Webinar



Registration Deadline:

August 24, 2021

Late registration must be approved by the training department ( or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee.

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made no later than 72 hours before the date of the training. No-shows forfeit registration costs. 

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