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.


Going Around in Circles®

Social Boundaries, Down Syndrome, & Sexuality Education

This webinar will summarize the use the CIRCLES® app to teach social boundaries to teen females with Down syndrome. The results were astoundingly positive. A clip of the app will be shown.

Dr. Brooke Faught & Leslie Walker-Hirsch, IMEd, FAAID


Thirty Years of Evidence

Sex Education Does More Than Prevent Teen Pregnancy and STIs

This session will review and discuss a new study summarizing thirty years of published research on the outcomes of sex education, beyond pregnancy and STI prevention. Notable outcomes included appreciation of sexual diversity, dating and interpersonal violence prevention, child abuse prevention, promotion of healthy relationships, social emotional learning, and media literacy.

Dr. Lisa Lieberman & Dr. Eva Goldfarb 


Understanding the Role of Culture, Identity, and Sexual Wellbeing in University Students in the UK

Drawing on the Health Adversity Risk Model and on survey data from 431 undergraduate students in the United Kingdom, this presentation examines the relationship between identity, mental health and sexual risk behaviors. The results show differential pathways toward sexual risk which may be related to social and cultural norms.

Rusi Jaspal, PhD



Applying a Theory of Memorable Messages to Design Familial Sexual Health Messages for LGBTQ Women

Drs. Rubinsky and Cooke-Jackson will discuss their recent publication in the American Journal of Sexuality Education, and how they broadly envision applying their Theory of Memorable Messages to guide at-home sexuality education for families of LGTBQ youth.

Dr. Valerie Rubinsky & Dr. Angela Cooke-Jackson


Sexuality Education in Europe and Central Asia

This lecture will review the results of a study on the history and current status of sexual education in half of the countries in Europe and Central Asia. Only four out of 25 do not have sexuality education in schools, and it is now a mandatory teaching subject in schools in the vast majority of European countries. In slightly more than half of the countries, sexuality education is really comprehensive.

Evert Ketting, PhD


Diabetes in the Bedroom

Approximately 1 in 8 Americans has diabetes and 1 in 3 has prediabetes. Learn about diabetes-related sexual complications and what individuals with these issues can try to enjoy more satisfying sex lives.

Janis Roszler, PhD, LMFT, CDCES



“The Netflix of Sex Education” 

SexSmartFilms.com offers 625 films on sex education, research and therapy. There are films from 52 countries that gives the viewer a cross cultural look at approaches to sexual health. Participants will explore films for teaching people of all ages on a wide gamut of sexuality issues, and learn to use how to use films to promote sexual health education.

Mark Schoen, PhD


The Personal is Pedagogical

How Teacher Identities Inform Students’ Experiences of Sex Education

Young LGBT+ and disabled people say that sex education needs to reflect their experiences, and that it needs to be done by someone who isn’t cisgender, heterosexual and able-bodied. Talking about our personal lives is often actively avoided by educators, this lecture explains why knowing a teacher’s identity matters to students, and how we can begin to inject our identity into our teaching.

Helen Dring-Turner


That’s Taboo!

Using A Sex-Positive Multicultural Digital Storytelling Model in Sex Education

In this lecture I present digital storytelling as an educational tool for use in sexual health and sex education platforms. I use the digital storytelling model to decenter “normative” ideations regarding sex and sexuality within interracial/interethnic relationships, polyamorous relationships, designer relationships, BDSM/Kink, and age, health, and ability.

Elisha Oliver, PhD


Sexuality, Menopause, and Hormone Replacement Therapy

The anatomic, physiologic, and psychologic changes of menopause can profoundly impact sexual expression. Judicious use of hormonal therapies can be life changing for some. Educators can empower older individuals to advocate medically for themselves by advancing understanding of both the changes and possible treatments. I will offer teaching tools and further resources.

Gretchen Frey, MD, FACOG


Out of Control Sexual Behavior

Everything Sexuality Educators Need to Know

Teaching a controversial sexuality issue as men feeling sexually out of control can be successfully approached by implementing a range of sexual health conversation skills sets. Avoiding divisive debate and contention while providing accurate, sexual science that organizes sexual dysregulation into four conceptual categories are foundational for an effective learning experience.

Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT



Understanding Diverse Gender and Sexual Identities

This is a crash course to introduce the fundamentals of LGBTQIA+ in a conceptual manner, including their relationship to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

Dr. Pragati Singh


Separation of Church and Sex

Exploring the Role of Faith in Sexual Health Development

This talk explores how the church can support the development of healthy sex(uality) across the life span. Participants will be challenged to explore personal biases, assess the current need, or lack thereof, for the church’s voice in education as opposed to just regulation, and identify ways to mobilize the power of the church’s voice as it relates to sexual health and wellness.

Brittany Broaddus-Smith, LSW, MEd


Let’s Talk about Sex and Aging

Sex after 50, 60, 70 and beyond has challenges, but it can be rich and joyful if we learn, adapt, and explore. Let’s throw out the stereotypes about older-age sexuality, debunk the myths, and send you home with solid information and a new attitude about older-age sexuality and how to talk about it.

Joan Price, MA


Consensual Nonmonagamy

What Sexuality Educators Need to Know

Popular wisdom holds that consensual nonmonagamy (CNM) doesn’t work, obscuring the fact that the various types of CNM can “work” in different ways for different people. This talk introduces and defines different types of CNM and explains the ways in which they might (or might not) work for various individuals.

Elisabeth Sheff, PhD, CSE


Making Sexual Health Education Accessible to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities do not have equitable access to sexual health education. This course is designed to help participants gain an understanding of accessibility considerations, evidence-based methods to improve accessibility of sexuality education, and provide examples of how to apply these methods in various settings.

Elizabeth K. Schmidt, PhD, OTR/L


Early Childhood Sexual Development

Sexuality development does not begin at puberty! Learn what healthy sexuality looks like in young children and how to support children’s growth. Understand why sexual development is a critical part of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development in early childhood, and what early childhood sexual development benchmarks look like.

Lydia Bowers


Guilt, Pain, and the Absence of Pleasure

The Sexual Socialization of Black Female Adolescents

Adolescent sexuality is largely constructed by society, peers, family, and sexual scripts. Black female adolescents are often socialized to expect sexual pain and guilt over sexual pleasure. In this session, we will explore Black female adolescents’ pleasure expectancies, the role of sexual guilt, and how society socializes them to expect more negative outcomes.

Shemeka Thorpe, PhD


Enriching Social-Emotional Relationships through Psychosexual Education

Youth and young adults on the Autism Spectrum are frequently making social faux pas. As they get older they are capable of making sexual social faux which appear more treacherous. However, they do not lack desire to have sexual experiences. We can help them prepare for healthy intimate relationships.

Suzanne Richard, PhD


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


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

Parents are often responsible for educating their child 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



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