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Re-introducing the Hidden World of Neuroscience
October 4, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Beyond the narrative of the Sex Binary, this webinar will touch upon neural and biological correlates underlying Gender Identity, Sexual Partner Preference, Monogamous and Non-monogamous behaviors. This world of Neuroscience provides us with a voice to address Amatonormativity and the many social constructs it imposes upon our population.
Nishita Raghu Rao
Why Fathers Matter in Sex Education
October 11, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Fathers are often overlooked as valuable resources for teens’ sexual health. Learn about their roles in discussing sex with their teens and supporting their involvement in sex education. Gain insights from interviews conducted with diverse fathers of teens from across the U.S.
Jennifer M. Grossman
Then and Now
A Sex Ed Story 30 Years Apart
October 18, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Join us for an informative webinar showcasing the thought-provoking campaign, “Contraception Conversations.” This session will feature a live discussion on public school sex education in Nebraska, featuring two individuals who attended the same high school with a significant time gap of 30 years. Gain valuable insights into the changes and advancements in comprehensive sex education advocacy over the years.
Kelley Dennings, Sydney Cole
Lisa Schulze, & Malia Becker
Pompomed Vulvas and Glittered Penises
Exploring Gender Through Play
October 25, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
This lecture examines a year-long comprehensive sex and sexuality program for youth (aged 9-12) from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. Using the concept of youth agency, the analysis explores how students engage in art-making to challenge stereotypical assumptions about their bodies and gendered expectations.
Ana Carolina Antunes
The Rise of Rough Sex
What Parents and Educators Need to Know about How Sex Has Changed
November 8, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Rough sex behaviors have increased dramatically among teenagers and young adults. Yet, many young people are still in the early stages of learning to communicate about sexuality topics. In this talk, parents and educators will learn about emerging sexual practices (e.g., choking, consensual non-consent, slapping), common pitfalls around consent and safety, and opportunities for education.
What Keeps a Body Safety Educator up at Night?
November 15, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
This presentation will include: up-to-date statistics on child sexual abuse plus information on the current sextortion scheme, the concerning rise of child-on-child sexual abuse, the hidden form of child sexual abuse you may not know about, and top tips for child safety.
Why Religion Needs to Recognize Body Autonomy is a Fundamental Human Right
November 29, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
Sex-positive theology serves as a valuable educational resource for learners, promoting body autonomy and individual liberation. It emphasizes that the human body should not be subject to external legislation or colonization by religious doctrine. Instead, it underscores that body autonomy is an essential human right. In this webinar, participants will gain a deeper understanding of these principles and learn how faith communities can provide a positive hermeneutic, empowering individuals to embrace their own autonomy and liberation.
Rev. Jesse Eugene Herriott
Compassionate, Trauma-Informed Sex Education
December 13, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
This session will present a more compassionate approach to teaching consent, moving away from gatekeeper or permissive models to a collaborative one. We will bust myths around consent, including the “freeze and fawn” responses and factors that make consent complex. The discussion will also include strategies for effectively communicating these shifts to parents, administrators, and educators.
Passion Is Possible…Yet Intimacy Is Key
December 20, 2023 | 7-8 pm ET
The current sex culture draws its understanding of sex, intimacy, and connection from entertainment, media, and media relationships. Yet, there is an urgency in bridging the gap between isolation and connection, which includes exploring how the cycles of “The Evolving Self” contribute to a profound understanding of sex and sexuality throughout one’s life.
Dr. Lynn Paige
Expanding America’s Sex Education Programs Through Education Policy
January 3, 2024 | 7-8 pm ET
Reflective of the work of “Inequitable Access, Information & Support: A Social Analysis of America’s Sex Education Programs,” as published in the American Journal of Sexuality Education, this lecture will discuss sex education programs, course content, and the representations they establish for young people. We will examine how federal education policy could be used to reframe sex education in the U.S.
Ann Jenkin LaVanway
Sexy Spoonies and Crip Sex
Intersections of Sexuality and Disability
January 10, 2024 | 7-8 pm ET
More than one-fourth of adults are disabled. While society perpetuates the ableist idea that disabled individuals are not sexual, this is wrong. This webinar covers intersections of disability and sexuality, including coming out to and discussing a disabled identity with partners, how to communicate about disability needs regarding sex (such as personal care assistants, sex toys, etc.), trying new experiences, using accurate terminology, negotiating sex, and more.
Shanna Katz Kattari
Focus on Abortion
Americans Share Their Stories
January 17, 2024 | 7-8 pm ET
Focus on Abortion features personal stories that stimulate wide-ranging discussions on abortion and reproductive health. Roslyn will discuss the rationale for this work, reactions to the stories, management ideas, and practical information for using the exhibit as a tool for sexual health promotion in different settings and populations.
Kattari Roslyn Banish & Mary Martha Wilson
Hip Hop and African American History as Teaching Tools to Reduce Sexual Risky Behavior, Part 2
January 24, 2024 | 7-8 pm ET
The rise of gangs and smaller variations of gang affiliation have contributed to the increase in juvenile delinquent behavior, such as drug dealing, interpersonal violence, teenage pregnancy, and school absenteeism in urban and rural communities nationwide. Innovative intervention programs and strategies are needed to reduce juvenile delinquent behaviors. Join us for this follow-up to the prior lecture, “Teaching Hip Hop as a Sexual Risk Reduction Tool.”
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