Certificate Program in Social Justice and Sexuality Education

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The Certificate Program in Social Justice and Sexuality Education offers a comprehensive exploration of the intersection between social justice and human sexuality. This interdisciplinary program provides a nuanced understanding of diverse perspectives, theories, and practices related to sexuality within the context of social justice frameworks.

Participants will engage with a variety of critical topics, including but not limited to:

  1. Sexuality and Social Identity: Examining the Cycle of Socialization and the intersection of sexuality with various identity aspects such as race, gender, class, and ability. This topic will explore the impact of these intersections on societal structures.
  2. Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Sexuality: Investigating the historical and cultural impacts on societal views of sexuality, challenging normative narratives, and examining the evolution of sexual norms across societies.
  3. Sexuality Education as Social Justice: Analyzing disparities in access to sexual health resources, exploring public health policies, and discussing strategies to promote equitable and inclusive sexuality services. This includes discussions on human rights, reproductive justice, consent, and their implications for marginalized communities.

This program merges theoretical knowledge with practical applications, fostering critical thinking and engagement with contemporary issues. Participants will develop a detailed understanding of sexuality within the broader context of social justice, empowering them to enact positive change in their communities and professional lives.


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the intersections between sexuality and various dimensions of social identity (e.g., race, gender, class, ability) through informed discussions and critical analysis.
  • Explore human rights, reproductive justice, disability justice, consent, and their implications for marginalized communities.
  • Develop the ability to assess and analyze considerations related to sexuality, applying historical events or real-world scenarios in the context of sexual health and human rights.
  • Critically evaluate the historical and cultural influences on contemporary perceptions of sexuality and how these factors shape societal norms and attitudes.
  • Assess their knowledge and skills to actively engage in advocacy and awareness efforts related to social justice in sexuality.


Dates: July 9, 2024 to August 1, 2024

Times: 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET

Instructor: Dr. Tanya M. Bass



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Certificate Program in Sexuality Education and Disability: Understanding Neurodiversity, Intellectual Disabilities, and Sexual Health

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Are you ready to take your professional skills to the next level and make a real difference in the lives of people with neurodiversities, intellectual and developmental disabilities? Enroll now in our exciting certificate program focused on sexuality education! This program is perfect for counselors, direct care workers, health educators, social workers, therapists, and students who are passionate about creating a more inclusive and accessible world for people with neurodiversities. Through this course, you’ll delve into a wide range of topics related to sexuality, including sexual identities, arousal, response, pleasure, consent, socio-emotional relationships, and more. You’ll explore how these topics intersect with the unique challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, and learn strategies for effectively communicating about sex education with parents and caregivers. You’ll also have the opportunity to create your own materials for teaching sex education in a way that is tailored to the needs of your specific population. 


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe an increased comfort in discussing issues of sexuality and disabilities.
  • Demonstrate how their own assumptions and bias about people with disabilities and sexuality has changed.
  • List the various needs of people with disabilities regarding sexuality education.
  • Create materials for teaching sexuality education to people with disabilities at all ages and levels of ability.


Dates: September 3, 2024 to September 27, 2024

Instructor: Stephanie Mitelman

With 12 hours of live lectures and discussion, plus an additional 12 hours of pre-recorded content, this course is the perfect way to boost your skills and make a lasting impact on the world around you. Enroll today and join us on this exciting journey!












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