Professional Development

Upcoming Workshops

Monthly Webinar Schedule

The Alabama Campaign hosts a free monthly webinar via Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00pm CST. Registration is required.

Monthly webinars are recorded (unless otherwise indicated). Recordings and slide decks are linked below.

January 2022, HPV and Cervical Cancer – recordingslide deck
February 2022, Addressing Racial Disparities in Adolescent Sexual Health – recordingslide deck
March 2022, Supporting Trans Youth –recordingslide deck
April 2022, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention - recording, slide deck
May 2022, Sex Ed for All Panel Discussion - recording, no slides
June 2022, Why We Need PRIDE - recording and slides unavailable
July 2022, Looking the Numbers - recording, slide deck
August 2022, Immunization Awareness - recording, slide deck
September 2022, Condom Efficacy - recording, slide deck
October 2022, Let's Talk Month -recording, slide deck
November 2022 - no webinar
December 2022, HIV in the South - recording, no slides

2022 Webinar Schedule

Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS)

The Alabama Campaign’s Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS) is now available in its entirety.

The SEPLS is designed for educators in grades 5-12 who wish to incorporate sexual health content into an existing health education program and will enhance sexual health knowledge and skills. Educators CEUs will be offered for each module. Click here to register and begin Module One! 

This is a free offering made possible by the Central Alabama Community Foundation.

Recorded Webinars

Sex Doesn’t Have to Be Scary: Sexual Health Education for Youth Serving Professionals – When it comes to talking to youth about sexual behavior & pregnancy prevention, there’s more than telling them to “Just Say No”. Join Brittney Brooks, MA, CHES, for Sex Doesn’t Have to Be Scary: Sexual Health Education for Youth Serving Professionals as she provides an overview of reproductive anatomy and physiology, common STIs, and contraceptive methods. This webinar also provides strategies for answering sensitive questions regarding sexuality, HIV, STIs and pregnancy prevention to those who advocate for and love young people.
1 contact hour

Red Light, Green Light: A Discussion about Consent, Communication and Healthy Relationships – Communication skills and boundary setting are vital to creating healthy relationships and friendships. This 1 hour lunch-and-learn with Megan Williams, MPH, CHES, will cover the basics of healthy and unhealthy relationships, communication skills and consent as well as activities to implement these topics in the classroom.
1.25 contact hours

Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS) Preview Module – In this recorded webinar we give an overview of our new Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS), including foundation for the SEPLS and logistics, and then launch into the primary sex education policies in Alabama and why young people in Alabama need sexuality education.
1 contact hour

Sex Ed in Alabama – In this recorded webinar we provided a recap of sex education in Alabama (the good, the bad, and the ugly), efforts being made to improve sex education, and knowledge/skills building for more inclusive and non-shaming sex education!
1.5 contact hours

LGBTQ+ Sensitivity and Inclusivity – In this recorded webinar we provide some baseline knowledge on LGBTQ+ language and building inclusive spaces, talk about discrimination and how it leads to health disparities, and we close with a skills building exercise so you can better serve LGBTQ+ youth in your work. Webinar sponsored by AIDS Alabama.
1.5 contact hours

Professional Development Workshop Topics

These topics may be stand-alone workshops or supplements to a curricula training.
This list is not exhaustive, and we will work with you to design a training that fits your needs.

Advocacy 101

This workshop discusses the importance of advocacy, how to craft your message and talking points, and what to expect from a legislative visit. This workshop is beneficial for adults and youth.

Effective Facilitator Skills

This workshop covers answering sensitive questions, handling different types of students, talking about sex in a medically-accurate and value-neutral way, body language, and how to facilitate different types of activities, such as brainstorming and small group discussions. It is beneficial for first-time facilitators, and an excellent refresher for veteran facilitators.

Getting to Outcomes Overview

Getting to Outcomes (GTO) is a program designed to help youth-serving professionals assess the population they are serving and determine their own organizational capacity in order to choose the most appropriate program for the young people they serve. This workshop will walk through all ten steps of GTO and help participants think about how it can be used in their own work.

Holistic Sexuality

This workshop is based on Dennis Dailey’s Circles of Sexuality, and discusses sensuality, intimacy, sexual identity, sexual health and reproduction, and sexualization. Participants will leave with a richer understanding of human sexuality and how it affects young people.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Programs

This workshop will present the science behind evidence-based programs (EBPs), how EBPs can affect risk factors, and the proven outcomes of EBPs. Participants will be introduced to the many different EBPs that they can use with the young people they serve.

LGBTQ+ Sensitivity and Inclusivity

In this module we look at the data around teen pregnancy, STIs, and HIV, as well as school safety for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer/questioning youth. We examine our language and determine ways we can be more inclusive in our work so we can be accessible to all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.

National Sexuality Education Standards

The National Sexuality Education Standards, released in 2012, provide grade level standards for anatomy and physiology, puberty and adolescent development, identity, pregnancy and reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, healthy relationships, and personal safety. Participants will learn how they can use these standards in their own work with young people, and how they can advocate for the standards in a school setting.

Reproductive Anatomy Overview

It is important that facilitators who teach sex education understand how the reproductive system works so that they can fully explain pregnancy, STIs/HIV, and contraception and condoms. This workshop will explain the male and female reproductive systems in a fun and easy to understand way.

Self Disclosure and Professional Boundaries

The things we self disclose to students and clients can convey bias, even when unintentional. This module looks at how we self disclose, to whom we self disclose, and how we can create professional boundaries.

STI and Contraception Basics

This workshop will introduce transmission, symptoms, and treatment of STIs and HIV, and will introduce the many types of contraception and how they work.

Trauma-Informed Approaches

When teaching a sensitive subject like sexual health, facilitators must be mindful of the history of their students. Most students have experienced trauma of some degree in their life. This workshop discusses different types of trauma, and how we can use inclusive language and create safe spaces for optimal learning.

Understanding Adolescence

This workshop explores the adolescent brain and explains why adolescents behave the way they do. This is a workshop that is beneficial for anyone working with young people, even parents.