Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS)
The Alabama Campaign has launched the Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS), with new modules releasing every two weeks. A replay of the live preview module can be viewed below under “Recorded Webinars”.
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. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when new modules drop!
This is a free offering made possible by the Central Alabama Community Foundation.
Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS) Preview Module – In this recorded webinar we gave an overview of our new Sex Education Professional Learning Series (SEPLS), including the foundation and logistics, and then launched into the primary sex education policies in Alabama and why young people in Alabama need sex ed.
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
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.
This workshop covers answering sensitive questions, handling different types of students, talking about sex in a medically-accurate and factual 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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is important that facilitators who teach sex education understand how the reproductive system works so that they can fully explain pregnancy, STDs/HIV, and contraception and condoms. This workshop will explain the male and female reproductive systems in a fun and easy to understand way.
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.
This workshop will introduce transmission, symptoms, and treatment of STDs and HIV, and will introduce the many types of contraception and how they work.
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.
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.