Every Wednesday 7 pm EST* | SELS Lecture Series

Sexuality Education Lecture Series

Sexuality Education Lecture Series

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Every Wednesday 7 pm EST*
SELS 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 Personal is Pedagogical:

How Teacher Identities Inform Students' Experiences of Sex Education

Young LGBT+ and disabled people say that sex education needs to reflect their experiences, and that it needs to be done by someone who isn't cisgender, heterosexual and able-bodied. Talking about our personal lives is often actively avoided by educators, this lecture explains why knowing a teacher's identity matters to students, and how we can begin to inject our identity into our teaching.

May 26, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

That’s Taboo!

Using A Sex-Positive Multicultural Digital Storytelling Model in Sex Education

Faculty: Elisha Oliver, PhD

In this lecture I present digital storytelling as an educational tool for use in sexual health and sex education platforms. I use the digital storytelling model to decenter “normative” ideations regarding sex and sexuality within interracial/interethnic relationships, polyamorous relationships, designer relationships, BDSM/Kink, and age, health, and ability.

June 2, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Sexuality, Menopause, and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Faculty: Gretchen Frey, MD, FACOG

The anatomic, physiologic, and psychologic changes of menopause can profoundly impact sexual expression. Judicious use of hormonal therapies can be life changing for some. Educators can empower older individuals to advocate medically for themselves by advancing understanding of both the changes and possible treatments. I will offer teaching tools and further resources.

June 9, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Everything Sexuality Educators Need to Know

Faculty: Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT

Teaching a controversial sexuality issue as men feeling sexually out of control can be successfully approached by implementing a range of sexual health conversation skills sets. Avoiding divisive debate and contention while providing accurate, sexual science that organizes sexual dysregulation into four conceptual categories are foundational for an effective learning experience.

June 16, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Separation of Church and Sex:

Exploring the Role of Faith in Sexual Health Development

Faculty: Brittany Broaddus-Smith, LSW, MEd

This talk explores how the church can support the development of healthy sex(uality) across the life span. Participants will be challenged to explore personal biases, assess the current need, or lack thereof, for the church's voice in education as opposed to just regulation, and identify ways to mobilize the power of the church’s voice as it relates to sexual health and wellness.

June 23, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Let’s Talk about Sex and Aging

Faculty: Joan Price, MA

Sex after 50, 60, 70 and beyond has challenges, but it can be rich and joyful if we learn, adapt, and explore. Let’s throw out the stereotypes about older-age sexuality, debunk the myths, and send you home with solid information and a new attitude about older-age sexuality and how to talk about it.

June 30, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Consensual Nonmonagamy:

What Sexuality Educators Need to Know

Faculty: Elisabeth Sheff, PhD, CSE

Popular wisdom holds that consensual nonmonagamy (CNM) doesn’t work, obscuring the fact that the various types of CNM can “work” in different ways for different people. This talk introduces and defines different types of CNM and explains the ways in which they might (or might not) work for various individuals.

June 2

Sexuality, Menopause, and Hormone Replacement Therapy

Faculty: Gretchen Frey, MD, FACOG

The anatomic, physiologic, and psychologic changes of menopause can profoundly impact sexual expression. Judicious use of hormonal therapies can be life changing for some. Educators can empower older individuals to advocate medically for themselves by advancing understanding of both the changes and possible treatments. I will offer teaching tools and further resources.

June 9

Out of Control Sexual Behavior: Everything Sexuality Educators Need to Know

Faculty: Douglas Braun-Harvey, MA, MFT

Teaching a controversial sexuality issue as men feeling sexually out of control can be successfully approached by implementing a range of sexual health conversation skills sets. Avoiding divisive debate and contention while providing accurate, sexual science that organizes sexual dysregulation into four conceptual categories are foundational for an effective learning experience.

June 14

LGBTQIA+ Understanding Diverse Gender and Sexual Identities

This is a crash course to introduce the fundamentals of LGBTQIA+ in a conceptual manner, including their relationship to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and sex characteristics (SOGIESC).

June 16

Separation of Church and Sex Exploring the Role of Faith in Sexual Health Development

Faculty: Brittany Broaddus-Smith, LSW, MEd

This talk explores how the church can support the development of healthy sex(uality) across the life span. Participants will be challenged to explore personal biases, assess the current need, or lack thereof, for the church’s voice in education as opposed to just regulation, and identify ways to mobilize the power of the church’s voice as it relates to sexual health and wellness.

June 23

Let’s Talk about Sex and Aging

Faculty: Joan Price, MA

Sex after 50, 60, 70 and beyond has challenges, but it can be rich and joyful if we learn, adapt, and explore. Let’s throw out the stereotypes about older-age sexuality, debunk the myths, and send you home with solid information and a new attitude about older-age sexuality and how to talk about it.

June 28

Sex Points: A New Way of Approaching Female Sexuality

Faculty: Bat Sheva Marcus, PhD

It is essential for sex educators to have complete information about the physiological and medical components of women’s sexuality. This lecture, based on the new book Sex Points: Reclaim Your Sex Life with the Revolutionary Multipoint System, covers these areas clearly and provides proven behavioral and psychological insights that women, at every age, should know to feel empowered in their sex lives.

June 30

Consensual Nonmonagamy: What Sexuality Educators Need to Know

Faculty: Elisabeth Sheff, PhD, CSE

Popular wisdom holds that consensual nonmonagamy (CNM) doesn’t work, obscuring the fact that the various types of CNM can “work” in different ways for different people. This talk introduces and defines different types of CNM and explains the ways in which they might (or might not) work for various individuals.

July 7, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Making Sexual Health Education Accessible to People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Faculty: Elizabeth K. Schmidt, PhD, OTR/L

Many people with intellectual and developmental disabilities do not have equitable access to sexual health education. This course is designed to help participants gain an understanding of accessibility considerations, evidence-based methods to improve accessibility of sexuality education, and provide examples of how to apply these methods in various settings.

July 12, 7 PM to 8 PM EST (Monday)

Early Childhood Sexual Development

Faculty: Lydia Bowers

Sexuality development does not begin at puberty! Learn what healthy sexuality looks like in young children and how to support children’s growth. Understand why sexual development is a critical part of physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development in early childhood, and what early childhood sexual development benchmarks look like.

July 14, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Guilt, Pain, and the Absence of Pleasure

The Sexual Socialization of Black Female Adolescents

Faculty: Shemeka Thorpe, PhD

Adolescent sexuality is largely constructed by society, peers, family, and sexual scripts. Black female adolescents are often socialized to expect sexual pain and guilt over sexual pleasure. In this session, we will explore Black female adolescents’ pleasure expectancies, the role of sexual guilt, and how society socializes them to expect more negative outcomes.

July 21, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Enriching Social-Emotional Relationships through Psychosexual Education

Faculty: Suzanne Richard, PhD

Youth and young adults on the Autism Spectrum are frequently making social faux pas. As they get older they are capable of making sexual social faux which appear more treacherous. However, they do not lack desire to have sexual experiences. We can help them prepare for healthy intimate relationships.

July 26, 7 PM to 8 PM EST (Monday)

Ready, Set, Facilitate!

Zoom Skills for Sexuality Educators

Faculty: Sameera Qureshi, MS, OTR

As sexual health professionals, we have critical content to share with our audiences! And given the many roles we juggle, we may not have received time, support, and strategies to amplify our facilitation skills, as it relates to preparing for and creating thought-provoking learning spaces. This lecture will dive into practical approaches to feel MORE than ready and set to facilitate!

July 28, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Sexuality Education Training for Parents of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Faculty: Deborah L. Rooks-Ellis, PhD & Nicole Achey, PhD, CRC

Parents are often responsible for educating their child about sexuality, yet many parents may not be prepared to teach these topics. Sexuality education is critical for children with intellectual disabilities, who may be vulnerable to sexual abuse and sexual behavior outcomes. Families can learn to educate their child about sexuality.

August 2, 7 PM to 8 PM EST (Monday)

Sex Ed Jeopardy

Faculty: Goody Howard, MSW, MPH

This will be a sex education and pleasure themed Jeopardy game. There will be three rounds of five questions and one round of final jeopardy. Each round will have three new contestants. Round winners will get Sex Ed Lecture Series t-shirts and final jeopardy winner gets a Goody/Sex Ed Lecture Series prize pack.

August 4, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Sex Ed: Write On!

Faculty: Alice Holland PhD, NP-C, CSE & Keith Lindenburg, Communication Executive

A powerful voice can help shape society and change the world. This lecture provides essential steps in helping people find their authentic voice in sharing sex ed knowledge. Be empowered to contribute to and shape crucial conversations across multiple channels: in print, online and in person. Build sex ed thought leadership.

August 9, 7 PM to 8 PM EST (Monday)

How to Make Your Business Stand Out From the Crowd

Faculty: Renée Moore

Own your place in the sexuality professional community in a way where you don't feel like you have to compete for clients. This lecture will teach sex educators how to create a niche for themselves in the ever growing sexuality education/counseling community. Participants will create a strategy map showing how their business, products, and services will stand out from the rest.

August 11, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

SEA Change in Sex Education through Community

Faculty: Kim Cook, RN, CHES & Amy Lang, MA

Independent sexuality education professionals each contribute their expertise as writers, counselors, medical professionals, and educators. What if we brought these exceptional professionals together as a global community? In this discussion, we explore ways this professional community can make SEA change in sex education through learning, growth, and collaboration in the Sex Education Alliance.

August 18, 7 PM to 8 PM EST

Microskill Videos: A Powerful Technology for Sexuality Educator Training

Faculty: Regina Firpo-Triplett, MPH, CNC, MCHES & Lane Edwards, MPH

Learn a virtual approach to training and supporting sexuality educators based on Microskills and the power of short modeling videos. The surprising outcomes of the pilot study will be shared, including on how the Microskills videos impacted educator observed skills, knowledge and attitudes. Developers insights on the learning process will be shared.

August 23, 7 PM to 8 PM EST (Monday)

Creating Cultures of Consent: What Parents and Educators Need to Know

Faculty: Dr. Laura McGuire

How do we take consent and make it applicable to our students daily lives? Through an exploration of research, scholarly expertise, and practical real-world application we can better formulate an understanding of what consent is, how we create consent cultures, and where the path forward lies.

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