LGBTQ Inclusive Sex Ed Instruction

August 24, 2022 | 9:00am - 1:00pm

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.

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. 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. 

CEUs Available: 

  • CHES
  • General


  • Define LGBTQ-inclusive sex education.

  • Identify two community or policy sources providing support for LGBTQ-inclusive sex education.

  • Match 17 key LGBTQ terms with the correct definitions.

  • Describe two assumptions frequently made concerning LGBTQ youth.

  • List four elements of effective climate setting

  • List one strategy to increase the inclusivity of climate setting activities.

  • List two steps for inclusively answering questions.

Target Audience: 



Denise Marcano

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.


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Registration Deadline:

August 19, 2022
Late registration must be approved by the training department ( and is subject to a $35 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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