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The Sex Lives of College Students
Three Decades of Attitudes and Behaviors
This presentation will highlight the results of a human sexuality survey administered over the past 30 years to thousands of University of Maine college students. Responses by nearly 7,000 college students between the ages of 18-22 will be presented, including attitudes and behaviors, as well as trends over time.
Dr. Sandra L. Caron
The Science of Babies
Getting Early Childhood Sexuality Education Right
Adults in the US often misinterpret the spontaneous questions young kids ask about their origins as being about “sex,” when in reality children are simply wondering out loud about scientific ideas related to time, space, movement, and causation. As a result, parents and schools end up teaching even the most basic of concepts about human reproduction years after children are “ready.”
Deborah Roffman, MS, CSE
Sex Ed Lessons from COVID-19
Despite a multitude of challenges presented by the pandemic, sexuality educators have found innovative ways to reach youth and adults with information and skills needed to make healthy decisions about their sexual health, link them to services, and advocate on their behalf. This presentation summarizes tips and recommendations gathered from a survey of 51 sexuality educators.
Lori A. Rolleri, MSW, MPH
Dr. Tanya Bass
Bill Taverner, MA
Demystifying Surrogate Partner Therapy
Surrogate Partner Therapy. Many people have never heard of it. Even when someone has heard of it, it is often misrepresented and misunderstood. In this presentation, an experienced surrogate partner takes us beyond media portrayals, reviewing both the specifics of this modality and its healing potential.
Barriers to Sex Education
A Disability Perspective
People with disabilities face numerous barriers in their lifetime, including structural, social, and political. The phrase “nothing about us without us” truly applies when addressing accessibility and sex education. By using a universal design model, presentations and materials become accessible to a broader audience, including those with and without disabilities.
Anna Cathryn Olle
Sexuality Education and LGBTQ+ Bullying in Conservative Districts
This lecture well cover how comprehensive and inclusive sexuality education can reduce bullying of LGBTQ+ students, which is related to increased psychological distress and suicidality. This may be particularly important in conservative leaning districts, where more LGBTQ+ bullying, and less intervention, occurs.
Steven Hobaica & Shari Reiter
How to Not be A White Savior in Sex Ed
The job of a life-affirming educator is life changing! The things that can be challenging in our roles as sex educators are answering the difficult questions that come our way, honoring the identities of all of our students, all the while examining our values and dismantling bias’ that uphold systems of inequality and oppression that keep our students from getting the support they need.
Teaching People How to Talk about Sex Even if They’re Scared
Sex can be an uncomfortable topic for many people but it doesn’t need to be! It can be really difficult sometimes when we don’t know what to say or feel like we’re not doing it right. This workshop will show you some tips for teaching adults communication skills that’ll make talking about it much easier for everyone involved.
Reclaiming the Sexuality of Pregnancy, Birth, and Postpartum
The childbearing year is the time from pregnancy through birth and postpartum; it is a time when sexual health is often ignored and myths abound. This workshop will reclaim sexuality during this important time.
Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski
Parents as Primary Sexuality Educators
Supporting Parents of Adolescents and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
The vision of the Home B.A.S.E. educational workshop is to increase parents’ comfort and confidence in discussing sexuality and healthy relationship topics with their loved ones with I/DD. The development and implementation of the workshop will be discussed. Results from the pilot study with parents of individuals with Down syndrome will be shared.
Katie Frank, PhD, OTR/L
Linda Sandman, MSW, LCSW
Overcoming LGBTQ+ Exclusion in Alcohol Facilitated Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Education
Alcohol is involved in most sexual assaults on college campuses, and LGBTQ+ students are at higher risk of sexual assault victimization and substance abuse than their cisgender, heterosexual peers. Based on our research with campus-based prevention educators, we discuss limitations to existing campus prevention efforts and strategies to overcome them.
Taylan Stulting & Dr. LB Klein
Something Positive for Positive People: Minimizing STI Stigma with Intentionally Inclusive Education
STD Prevention efforts are non inclusive. People who’ve experienced a diagnosis have direct experience navigating stigma. Each individual experience directly provides us with essential communication skills that can be integrated into the CDC’s recommended prevention efforts. This presentation presents some of those findings from the SPFPP podcast over the years.
Courtney W. Brame
When College Students Teach College Students
Evaluation of a Peer-Led Comprehensive Sexual Health Program
We present a study evaluating safe sex attitudes and intentions from a comprehensive, peer-led sexual health program for teenage students enrolled in three rural colleges in Mississippi. The study includes qualitative and quantitative methods, and discussion will include peer education and strategies for measurement and evaluation of sexual health programs.
Chris N. King
Rachel M. Arthur
Fidelity and Adaptation
Supporting Teachers in Program Implementation
Program fidelity, defined as whether prescribed curricular components are delivered as prescribed, is critical in sex education. Teachers in our mixed methods case study reported needing more guidance on how to appropriately make adaptations that maintain fidelity to core content while allowing them to adjust to students’ needs and interests.
Elizabeth Jarpe-Ratner, PhD, MST, MPH
Booker Marshall, MPH
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