Why I Teach Sex Ed: Finding My Assertive Voice

Finding My Assertive Voice  Jean WorkmanFamily Life and Sexuality Content SpecialistChildren’s Aid Society-Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Brittany was a “Goth girl” with jet black hair, black fingernails and black attire.  She had a chip on her shoulder the size of a boulder.  On the first day of group I asked the girls to share one… Read more »

“Teaching Safer Sex” to Receive AASECT Book Award

Earlier this month the Center for Family Life Education (CFLE) received the jubilant news that our 2012 publication, Teaching Safer Sex, 3rd Ed., Vol. 1 & 2, will receive this year’s AASECT Book Award, given by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists. This award is the most prestigious one given in the field for… Read more »

“Just Say Know” Why I Teach Sex Ed with Diane Pike

Sexuality Education: Just Say Know Diane Pike is a sexuality educator with SARPHE in Northwest Indiana. Growing up, my experience of sexuality education was of the abstinence-only variety. Not only did I find it ineffective in convincing my peers and me to abstain from sex, but I also found the messages of judgment and shame… Read more »

The Retirement of Sue Montfort

by Bill Taverner Today we celebrate the retirement of my friend Sue Montfort. Do you know Sue? I bet you do! If you have ever taught about sexual consent, I bet you know Sue Montfort. If you have ever helped a pre-school teacher respond to a toddler’s question about sex without freaking out,  I bet… Read more »

A Resource on Sex-Abuse Prevention

Recently, Janet Rosenzweig was interviewed by WPSU  (Penn State’s public television station), discussing sex abuse prevention and promoting the sexual health and safety of children. Janet is the author of The Sex-Wise Parent.     Here’s the direct link to the video:    http://youtu.be/F_ENKbrYaVU To find Janet on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sexwiseparent To find Janet on Twitter: @janetrosenzweig The book… Read more »

“Why I Teach Sex Ed: Because I want to…” With Ashley Gaunt

Ashely GauntEducator, Planned Parenthood ofCentral and Greater Northern New Jersey Sex Ed was something that I have known about since I was a kindergartner. My best friend and I used to stay up late and watch the Sunday Night Sex Show with Sue Johensen without our parents knowing. We would sit there, starry eyed and… Read more »

“Why I Teach Sex Ed: To Pay it Forward” With Jenny Caruso

Jenny Caruso Senior Family Life & Sexuality Education Instructor Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program Bronx, NY (Picture taken in Kenya while providing HIV education) As a child I was terrified of public speaking. I had perfected the art of suddenly becoming sick the day of the class presentation.  If I could go back in time… Read more »

Newest Issue of the American Journel of Sexuality Education

Dear Colleagues, I am so happy to tell you about the newest issue of the American Journal of Sexuality Education, which just arrived in my mailbox. This is the most ambitious issue since volume 1, number 1. The table of contents is here: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wajs20/current and I am also listing them below. (If I did it… Read more »

Interview with Bill Taverner on MorrisCountyNOW_NJ

Published on Dec 6, 2012 An interview with Bill Taverner, Exec. Dir. of the Center for Family Life Education. We explore the challenges of teaching sex education to children both in and out of school K-12. Follow MCNOW_NJ’s YouTube channel at:http://www.youtube.com/user/MCNOWNJ?feature=watch

“A little something on the Conference…” Ashley Gaunt

The CFLE National Sex Ed Conference is where my dreams, my career, and my life began two years ago. I was finishing up my undergraduate degree when my professor (Allyson Sandak) suggested that I volunteer at this conference. It was all pretty new to me, and I was just starting to figure out that I… Read more »

It’s Done!

The CFLE’s National Sex Ed Conference convened Wednesday to Friday last week. We hope all participants had a wonderful time! As we regroup, we invite you to write up your experiences about the conference. What was memorable? What inspired you?  Send your essays (200-500 words is great!) to Bill@SexEdStore.com. Conference planning team, from left to… Read more »

Sexology Loses a Trailblazer

ROBERT T. FRANCOEUR, Ph.D., A.C.S. Robert T. (Bob) Francoeur, Ph.D., A.C.S., of Rockaway, NJ, died early Monday morning, October 15, 2012 while in hospice care with the Visiting Nurse Service of Northern New Jersey, at the Merry Heart Senior Care of Boonton Township. Cause of death was complications of Parkinson’s. On October 17th he was… Read more »

First Tracks Award in Innovation Awarded!

Dr. Melanie Davis has established the “First Tracks Award for Innovation in Sexology”, which recognizes individuals who not only think outside the box, but additionally do innovative work. Honest Exchange president Melanie Davis, PhD, CSE, selected Andelloux for the 2012 First Tracks Award to recognize her cutting-edge work as well as for her commitment to… Read more »

Getting to Know Your Sex Ed Starter Kit

The Sed Ed Starter Kits have been packaged and sent out, a compendium of knowledge bound to make any sex educator squee with joy. We have had many review the work, but now, it is your turn. Tell us, how do you use your Sex Ed Starter Kit? With which population/target audience do you work?… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: “It Matters To Me” with Lis Maurer

Why I Teach Sex Ed Lis Maurer The Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, Ithaca College Two central experiences shaped my interest in sex education. Both took place while I was a teenager and continue to fuel my passion and commitment to provide accurate sex education in ways that are useful to people. Everyone in 11th… Read more »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Simple, I’m Passionate About It

I’m very proud to present Dana, whom I met in undergrad as a peer health educator. An amazing person, and inspirational educator.                                                     ~Jeffrey Why I Teach Sex Ed Dana Forrest Sexuality Educator Graduate Student, Widener University              So, what do I do? Currently, I run a Teen Outreach Program (TOP©) that not only addresses… Read more »

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators: Kira Manser

Profiling Great Sexuality Educators includes interviews that originally appeared on the website of The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health and is adapted and reprinted with permission. Interview with Kira Manser 1.  What do you do in the field of sexuality? I am a sexuality educator, student, and community organizer. 2.  Where are you based out of? I am… Read more »