Introduction to Reproductive Health for Youth Serving Professionals

February 8, 2023 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm

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


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • 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 guidelines for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STDs, and adolescent pregnancy prevention.

 Event Target Audience:

Anyone who works with youth:

  • People who work with youth in group homes
  • People who work with youth in after school programs
  • People who work with youth in youth groups
  • People who work with youth as an educator

 Event Trainer:

Susan Locke

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 Program Support 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.

Brittany Sydnor

Brittany joined Fact Forward in October 2020 as the Brand & Communications Specialist. In this role, she is responsible for working with local communities to develop a multi-year plan to identify, prioritize, and execute health communication strategies. Sydnor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health from the University of South Carolina. Originally from New Jersey, Brittany has fallen in love with the south. Prior to joining Fact Forward full-time, she was an intern in 2019. She also worked as a Teen Pregnancy Outreach Worker at the Virginia Department of Health and at local high schools.

Location & Address:

Online Webinar 



Registration Deadline:

February 3rd, 2023

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


If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Department at or 803-771-7700.

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

 Inclement Weather Policy: Fact Forward follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.

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