Sexuality Education Lecture Series
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Sex Ed Lecture Series (SELS) $25.00 - $600.00
The Sex Ed Lecture Series features leaders in sexuality education sharing their research and best practices every Wednesday at 7 pm EST, unless otherwise noted. Topics, speakers, dates and times are listed below. Recordings are available for registrants who miss the live session.
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.
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.
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.
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.