Reproductive Health Education Series

October 29, 2019 | 9:30am - October 31, 2019 | 4:30pm


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? Join us for a series of learning sessions designed to help new and experienced health educators grow and refine their skills.

Day 1: Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed<BR>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.

Day 2: 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 the full day of Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex.

Day 3: Reproductive Health 101 provides the participant with a general overview core concepts related to reproductive health as it relates to teen pregnancy prevention in South Carolina. Topics covered include Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology, Adolescent Growth and Development, HIV/STis, Contraceptive technology, and provides strategies for teaching comprehensive sexuality education that meet the standards set forth by the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA).


As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies that can be used to create a safe and supportive learning environment for teaching sexuality educatio\
  2. Define comprehensive sexuality education
  3. Describe and apply the continuum model for addressing values laden statements
  4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the five-step process for answering challenging questions
  5. Define common terms of reference in the LGBT community
  6. Describe the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation
  7. Explain the risks and barriers faced by LGBT individuals and the impact on health disparities
  8. Describe at least three strategies for creating inclusive learning environments
  9. Describe the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of teens in their classrooms and programs.
  10. Examine the relationship between trauma exposure, high-risk sexual behaviors, and pregnancy.
  11. Adapt personal and programmatic interventions such that they fall in line with the key principles of a trauma-informed approach.

Target Audience

Educators, youth serving professionals and any one teaching or facilitating sexuality education programs.


Avis Wright, MPH, & Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES

Location & Address

Cope Area Career Center: 6052 Slab Landing Road, Cope, South Carolina 29038


$900 (out-of-state) $600 (in-state). Discounts available for funded partners. Funded partners should speak  with their program coordinator or their grant manager for a discount code. Lunch is provided each day. 


Deadline: October 22, 2019


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

NOTE: Registration begins at 8:00 am and the session starts at 8:30 am.


Questions? You can call us at (803)-771-7700 or message us here. Don't forget to check out our FAQs, too.  

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by 3 full business days will be fully refunded. No shows will forfeit all 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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