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Sexual Health Education Training for Sexual Violence Prevention Professionals

Date: 
June 20, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Type: 
in-person
Description: 

This one-day training will be useful for both new and seasoned sexual violence prevention professionals who are interested in teaching course content relating to sexual violence and/or sexual health. This training will focus specifically on the middle and high school lessons of the FLASH curriculum.

We will cover the foundations of sexual health, sexual violence prevention, and healthy sexuality. We will build skills to answer difficult and value-laden questions, as well as presenting current best practices in the fields of sexual health education and sexual violence prevention. 

Participants will have a chance to observe portions of several FLASH lessons. This interactive and highly informative training will prepare participants to present evidence-based sexual violence prevention lessons, to better partner with sexual health educators, and understand how comprehensive sexual health education truly is sexual violence prevention.

Space is limited.  The intended audience for this training is sexual violence prevention professionals.  Priority will be given to WCSAP members and OCVA Sexual Assault contractors.


8:45am -- Coffee & Snacks

9:00 am -- Training begins

12:00- 1:00pm -- Lunch on your own

4:00pm -- Training ends

 


Presenters:

Kari Kesler, MA, is a Sexual Health Educator for Public Health of Seattle & King County. She has also served as adjunct faculty at Portland State University and Texas Woman's University, teaching courses about sexuality and gender issues.  Ms. Kesler trains professionals, community members and youth about a variety of topics including sexuality education, LGBTQ issues, and sexual violence, and is a co-author of the highly regarded FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum.

Mo Lewis is the Prevention Services Specialist at King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, working with various communities to help prevent sexual assault and promote healthy relationships. Mo is the co-founder of the Violence Prevention Coalition and is a co-author of the FLASH (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum.

Rebecca Milliman, MSW, is the Prevention and Education Coordinator at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress.   She works with youth and adults across King County to prevent sexual assault, promote healthy relationships, and create safer communities.  She is a co-founder of the Violence Prevention Coalition and co-author of the F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum.

Becky Reitzes, MA, is a Sexual Health Educator with Public Health Seattle-King County (PHSKC). Becky provides training and technical assistance to healthcare providers, community agencies, school district staff and young people around sexual health issues, including teaching comprehensive sexual health education, working respectfully with LGBT individuals, sexual violence prevention and other topics of reproductive healthcare. Becky is also a co-author of the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum.


 

Workshop Objectives: 

Participants will:

  • Understand the link between sexual health education and SV prevention.
  • Understand the role of key concepts in teaching about sexual health education.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of best practices for teaching sexual health content including abstinence, birth control and STDs.
  • Feel more confident in the sensitive handling of difficult student questions.
  • Improve skills in delivering the FLASH sexual violence prevention lessons for both middle and high school.

 

Lodging and Travel: 

WCSAP members and OCVA Sexual Assault Contractors are elligible for travel reimbursements of up to $50 for those traveling more than 50 miles to the training.

Parking: 

Parking is available on site. Please carpool whenever possible to ensure that there is parking for all participants.

From the parking lot, head towards the double doors of the building.  Once inside the lobby, head right down the hallway to get the Ballroom.

 

Meals: 

WCSAP will provide coffee and bagels in the morning and snacks in the afternoon for this training. Participants are on their own for lunch. There is a restaurant on-site and several nearby options.

Training Hours and Credits: 

This training will count as 6 hours ongoing sexual assault training for OCVA sexual assault grantees.

Accessibility: 

WCSAP makes every effort to ensure accessibility for participants that request them. Please register by the June 4, 2014 to allow time for scheduling interpreters.

Cost for Members: 

This training is free. 

Confirmations: 

Confirmations will be e-mailed to participants within a week of receipt of registration form.

For More Information: 

Contact Donna: donna@wcsap.org or (360) 754-7583.

Reviewed: June 16th, 2014