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Neurobiology of Trauma
Applications for Sex Education
March 29, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Why don’t people run away or scream when they are being assaulted? Why are their memories often unclear, distorted and confusing? This webinar can explain how stress and trauma can alter brain functioning during sexual assaults and other traumatic experiences. This course educates us on trauma-informed practices one must employ when interacting with people who have been assaulted.
Nishita Raghu Rao
Sex Education for College Students
What is being Taught and Where?
April 5, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Join us for an eye-opening lecture on sexuality education in U.S. higher education institutions. Discover the key differences between sexual violence prevention and sexual health promotion, and how these two focuses impact the way sexuality is taught. Gain valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities fa cing colleges and universities today. Don’t miss out on this important discussion – register now!
Aya Shigeto & Lawrence M. Scheier
More than Good Touch, Bad Touch
Framing Sexual Health Education in Elementary School
April 12, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
This session will provide participants an opportunity to learn strategies to make sexual health education accessible in K-5 settings. As sex ed, in general, continues to be taboo in many learning environments, participants will gain skills to use existing content areas to help students understand consent and bodily autonomy.
The 5 Kinds of Intimacy
A New Paradigm for Successful Relationships
April 19, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Love isn’t enough to sustain a healthy, fulfilling partnership, it needs the five kinds of intimacy to survive. I’ll describe the vital role each plays and how building upon one improves another. By the end, attendees will have a working theoretical and practical knowledge of the five kinds of intimacy within relationships, romantic and otherwise.
Centering the Disability Experience
April 26, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
This training will address historic biases and assumptions that have been ingrained in our society regarding people with disabilities to help reframe thought processes about disabled people and their ability to engage in healthy, loving sexual relationships to ensure they receive appropriate education that prevents abuse and exploitation.
Is It Me or Is This Mandatory Training Terrible?
Revolutionizing Sexual Violence Education
May 3, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Sexual violence prevention and Title IX education are more than necessary, but the execution of mandatory programs leaves students without necessary skills to create change. This session will give you tools to rethink how to translate mandates, research, and statistics into sex positive action using the Circles of Sexuality.
What’s New, What’s the Same, and How to Help People Decide What’s Best for Them
May 10, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Contraceptive methods fall into two categories: hormonal and non-hormonal. Sex educators who are fully informed about the mechanism of action for pregnancy prevention of all method are best poised to help people decide what would be best for them to use to prevent an unintended pregnancy. This course will up-date participants on all available methods and their side-effects profile.
Stacking the Deck
Using Games in Sex Ed
May 17, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Using games to teach sensitive content is nothing new, every sex educator has a few in their bag of tricks! But games can be used for so much more than just increasing participation, including developing rapport, increasing comfort, and decreasing stigma. Join us to learn more about the best (and most fun) ways to use games in your classroom.
Kelly Jean Gainor
Understanding the Healthcare Needs of Kink/BDSM Practitioners
May 24, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
We reviewed the healthcare needs and experiences of “kink-identified patients.” An inventory of kinky sexual practices, the Kink Sexual Practices Inventory (KSPI) was developed, as was a provider reference sheet. We seek to share these tools which could contribute to better health outcomes in the kink community.
Conor Smith & Kaela Joseph
Introducing a New Documentary on Veterans and Intimacy
Love After War: Saving Love, Saving Lives
May 31, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Love After War is a full-length documentary that tells the stories of five couples dealing with significant combat-related disabilities who are winning the battle for love. Participants will watch a 16-minute cut that will introduce the couples and the range of barriers to intimacy they have overcome followed by discussion.
From Stonewall to Unicorns, Queer Culture and Communities
June 7, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
The presenter will share personal experiences beginning with the sexual revolution of the seventies and finding one’s purpose and authentic self as a Queer Social Justice Warrior. The lecture examines the complexity of sexual identity and gender expression, social and cultural variables, mental health, and trauma history that influences Queer Communities over the past five decades.
Pleasure Beyond Pain
Maintaining Sex and Intimacy with a Chronic Illness
June 14, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
This presentation will examine the intersectionality of sex and intimacy with individuals living with chronic illnesses and bring awareness about common concerns about sex and chronic illness, ways to communicate with partners, and general advice to stain maintain an a pleasurable sex life with a chronic illness.
Online Censorship and Its Impact on Sex Education
June 28, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
The internet in the aftermath of FOSTA-SESTA has cracked down on sexual information, perpetuating a culture where many people’s main source of sexual media is mainstream porn. In addition to examining and contextualizing this problem, this talk will present workarounds and alternative platforms that allow sex educators to continue increasing access to information.
Puberty Conversations for Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth
July 5, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
This presentation will give caregivers and educators the language and resources to have affirmative and inclusive conversations about puberty. While applicable to all youth, this presentation focuses on how to have puberty conversations with transgender and gender diverse youth that are experiencing gender dysphoria.
Mary Cupelo & Jessica Dennison, CHES®
Ableism and Intimate Relationships
July 12, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss how ableism can present in societal and relational contexts and create challenges for people with disabilities in the areas of dating and relationships. This presentation will include research conducted by the presenter to highlight how people with disabilities can experience ableism in dating and relationships.
Alexa Strickland & Kathy O’Connell
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