NSEC Workshop Presenters Judith Steinhart and Mariotta Gary-Smith

NSEC Workshop Title: Opening Arms to Open Doors: Diversifying the Sexuality Field through Intentional Mentoring NSEC Workshop Description: This interactive workshop will offer new and experienced sex educators a deeper understanding of the value of a mentor, ways to find a mentor, what can be gained from someone different from you, strategies to bring to the surface… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenters Amy Johnson and Melanie Davis

NSEC Workshop title: 5 Ways to be a Faith-Sensitive Sexuality Educator NSEC Workshop description: This informative and interactive workshop will explore how sexuality educators can and should work with curricula in order to acknowledge diverse religious and faith perspective amongst learners. Learn simple techniques to reduce the likelihood participants will either opt out or tune out… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Joann Schladale

NSEC Workshop Title: A Trauma Informed Approach for Adolescent Sexual Health NSEC Workshop Description: Life experiences greatly influence choices about sexual health and well-being. Trauma greatly impacts decisions young people make about sexual expression and adolescent sexual decision-making is not always determined by sex education. This workshop provides a research-based trauma informed approach for engaging youth… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Lorena Olvera

NSEC Workshop title: Sexuality Education for Latinos: Understanding Latino culture and sexuality NSEC Workshop Description: This interactive workshop will provide an overview of the influences of machismo, familismo, and marianismo on Latinos’ sexuality. Audience members will also learn the best practices and practical steps that service providers and educators working with Latino youth can take to… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Bianca Laureano

NSEC Workshop Title: Using Media in the Social Justice Classroom: Centering Black Trans Youth. NSEC Workshop Description: This workshop will feature one of Scenarios new short youth written Hollywood directed film House Not Home, about a young Black gender fluid teenager. Participants will watch film and do activities created from the REAL DEAL curriculum that center… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Mary Jo Podgurski

NSEC Workshop Title: Games Educators Play: The Art of Teaching with ‘Wise’ Games NSEC Workshop Description: Enjoy the art of teaching with games! Interactive learning tools can enhance behavioral change and empower critical thinking skills. This dynamic workshop will demonstrate fun, teen-tested games for use in comprehensive sexuality education. Instructions will be provided. A ‘WISE’ (wondrous,… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Andrew Smiler

NSEC Workshop Title: Dating and Sex: Working with 21st Century Teen Boys NSEC Workshop Description: This workshop examines American notions of masculinity, boys’ typical enactments of, and the adverse consequences on their sexual development. We will focus on relationship dynamics, consent, and protection. Participants will learn approaches that help reduce masculine resistance, create better connections with boys,… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Daniel Rice

NSEC Workshop Title: Relationships 2015: Teaching About Healthy Relationships in a Technology-driven World, with Daniel Rice NSEC Workshop Description: The introduction of texting, sexting, Snapchat and other applications all have a profound effect on how we talk about communication skills, trust, respect and physical and emotional safety in relationships. This session will introduce some techniques that… Read more »

Interview with Dr. Beverly Whipple, NSEC workshop presenter

National Sex Ed Conference Workshop Title: Sexuality Educators and Research; Finding, Using, and Conducting Research – Tips from the Life Work of a Sexual Health Educator and Researcher Who should come to your workshop, and why? BW: This is a workshop for anyone who wants to learn more about how to find and use existing… Read more »

NSEC Workshop Presenter Kenny Shults

To whet the appetites of those planning to attend this year’s National Sex Ed Conference, and to provide incentive to do so for those on the fence, we’ll be posting some short interviews with this year’s conference workshop presenters. They’ve got some exciting things in store for us, and conducting these interviews has us eager… Read more »