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.

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


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.

Vanessa Geffrard


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.

Renée Moore


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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