Upcoming Lectures

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All lectures are recorded so you have the option of watching them live on the scheduled dates or later at your convenience.

Sexuality Education Training for Parents of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Parents are often responsible for educating their children about sexuality, yet many parents may not be prepared to teach these topics. Sexuality education is critical for children with intellectual disabilities, who may be vulnerable to sexual abuse and sexual behavior outcomes. Families can learn to educate their child about sexuality.

Deborah L. Rooks-Ellis, PhD & Nicole Achey, PhD, CRC


Sex Ed

Write On!

A powerful voice can help shape society and change the world. This lecture provides essential steps in helping people find their authentic voice in sharing sex ed knowledge. Be empowered to contribute to and shape crucial conversations across multiple channels: in print, online, and in person. Build sex ed thought leadership.

Alice Holland PhD, NP-C, CSE & Keith Lindenburg, Communication Executive


How to Make Your Business Stand Out from the Crowd

Own your place in the sexuality professional community in a way where you don’t feel like you have to compete for clients. This lecture will teach sex educators how to create a niche for themselves in the ever-growing sexuality education/counseling community. Participants will create a strategy map showing how their business, products, and services will stand out from the rest.

Renée Moore


SEA Change in Sex Education Through Community

Independent sexuality education professionals each contribute their expertise as writers, counselors, medical professionals, and educators. What if we brought these exceptional professionals together as a global community? In this discussion, we explore ways this professional community can make SEA change in sex education through learning, growth, and collaboration in the Sex Education Alliance.

Kim Cook, RN, CHES & Amy Lang, MA


Microskills Videos

A Powerful Technology for Sexuality Educator Training

Learn a virtual approach to training and supporting sexuality educators based on Microskills and the power of short modeling videos. The surprising outcomes of the pilot study will be shared, including how the Microskills videos impacted educator observed skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Developers’ insights on the learning process will be shared.

Regina Firpo-Triplett, MPH, CNC, MCHES & Lane Edwards, MPH


FREE Sex Ed Networking Session

This FREE session is an opportunity to connect with sexuality education professionals through a virtual setting. Participants will have the chance to talk and share ideas with one another.

Kayla Henry


Creating Cultures of Consent

What Parents and Educators Need to Know

How do we take consent and make it applicable to our students’ daily lives? Through an exploration of research, scholarly expertise, and practical real-world application we can better formulate an understanding of what consent is, how we create consent cultures, and where the path forward lies.

Dr. Laura McGuire


Ready, Set, Facilitate!

Zoom Skills for Sexuality Educators

As sexual health professionals, we have critical content to share with our audiences! And given the many roles we juggle, we may not have received time, support, and strategies to amplify our facilitation skills, as it relates to preparing for and creating thought-provoking learning spaces. This lecture will dive into practical approaches to feel MORE than ready and set to facilitate!

Sameera Qureshi, MS, OTR


Helping Doctors and Other Healthcare Providers Talk about Sex

Patients bring sexual health concerns to their doctor. Many medical professionals want to help their patients, but were not trained on how to have conversations about sex and sexuality. This lecture will address how to educate doctors to take an effective sexual history and address patient sexual health concerns.

Remi Newman, MA


Building Capacity for Sexual Consent

Discussions of consent are a vital part of sexuality education, and this is no different for people with disabilities. Protection from exploitation must be balanced against the right to sexual expression, with an emphasis on building a person’s capacity to give informed consent. This lecture will examine several models for determining sexual consent. Participants will apply consent criteria to several case studies and discuss strategies for improving a person’s consent abilities.

Bill Taverner, MA, CSE


1:1 Sex Ed as the Foundation of Sex Coaching

Sex coaching is based on the foundation of competent 1:1 sex education. Using a humanistic sexological approach (with sample cases), this lecture presents how to apply the Britton MEBES© system to create comprehensive assessments of clients’ blockages then craft effective action steps toward resolution and healing for clients’ sexual fulfillment.

Dr. Patti Britton


Wheel of Context for Sexuality Education

In our roles as sexuality educators, we often face opposing forces within the community. Wheel of context offers a framework for sexuality education given by activists, advocates, and practitioners on the ground. Informed by a global perspective, and anyone can customize it to their own setting.

Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh


Sex Points

Finally, An Easy Roadmap to a Biopsychosocial Model of Female Sexuality

It is essential for sex educators to have complete information about the physiological and medical components of women’s sexuality. This lecture, based on the new book Sex Points: Reclaim Your Sex Life with the Revolutionary Multipoint System, covers these areas clearly and provides proven behavioral and psychological insights that women, at every age, should know to feel empowered in their sex lives.

Bat Sheva Marcus, PhD


Sex Ed Jeopardy

This will be a sex education and pleasure-themed Jeopardy game. There will be three rounds of five questions and one round of final jeopardy. Each round will have three new contestants. Round winners will get Sex Ed Lecture Series t-shirts and the final jeopardy winner gets a Goody/Sex Ed Lecture Series prize pack.

Goody Howard, MSW, MPH


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.

Andrew Heartman


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.

Amy Shapley 

Anna Cathryn Olle



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