13 Reasons Why Bullying Prevention Is An Important Part of Sex Ed

Earlier this year, Netflix released the 13-episode, original TV series 13 Reasons Why, a drama-mystery about a high school student who commits suicide after a series of bullying incidents. While the show received positive reviews from many critics, it also brought controversy, with many viewers criticizing its portrayals of teen angst, depression, self-harm, and suicidal ideation, warning… Read more »

Standing up for what’s right

Welcome back, everyone! I ended up taking a few weeks off during the hectic run-up to and during the National Sex Ed Conference, but it was well worth it! If you weren’t there, we missed you terribly! And you missed a fantastic experience! I have a half-written post about my experiences regarding the conference that… Read more »

My history

October is LGBTQ history month – and I’m thinking about that today, as I sit here at my computer. And so I’m also thinking about Jallen Rix’s movie Lewd & Lascivious: 1965: Drag Queens, Ministers, and the SFPD, the Stonewall riots (June 28th was the 45th anniversary), and Matthew Shepard (October 6th was the 16th… Read more »

Big Congressmen, Little Boys

I grew up in Staten Island, and there is a lot I miss about my hometown. I miss seeing my brother every day, who drives the Staten Island train. I miss other family and friends who still live on the Island. I miss the pizza, which is really the best in New York, no matter… Read more »

Sex Educator of the Week: Dr. Janet Rosenzweig, MS PhD, MPA

What project(s) in Sex Ed are you currently working on? I use my training as a sexuality educator to focus on child sexual abuse prevention and intervention. My current projects include synthesizing research on school climate with best practices in sex education, bullying prevention and harassment prevention. I work with school districts in NJ and PA on  programs, policies and procedures… Read more »