Sexual rights and domestic violence

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I’ve already written a little about my personal relationship with domestic violence, so today (and for the rest of the week) I want to focus on domestic violence, but in a slightly different sort of way. Today, I want to talk about the Declaration of Sexual Rights from the… Read more »

Sex Educator of the Week: Kirsten deFur, MPH

What project(s) in Sex Ed are you currently working on? In May 2013, I was certified as a trainer for the middle and high school levels of Our Whole Lives (OWL), a renowned sexuality education program developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. The OWL program has been integral in… Read more »

Sex Educator of the Week: Philip McCabe

What project(s) in sex ed are you currently working on? As a Sexual Health Educator, I provide staff development & training on a multitude of LGBTQI Health Concerns including Interpersonal/Sexual/Domestic Violence.  I also develop curriculum for health care providers for the School of Nursing and Medical Schools on LGBTQI Cultural Competency and Eliminating Health Disparity for… Read more »

Sex Educator of the Week: Aida Manduley

What project(s) in Sex Ed are you currently working on? A million things! Two of the big highlights would be starting up a new sex-ed program for an entire all-girl’s middle school and doing a lot to put LGBTQ domestic violence on the map as an issue in Rhode Island. With a healthy relationships and… Read more »

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 »

Why I Teach Sex Ed: Family Matters

Alison Bellavance. M.Ed. Director of Education & Professional Training Planned Parenthood Association of Bucks County & Planned Parenthood of Northeast & Mid-Penn As the big sister to no less than seven siblings, I fell into the role of teacher at a very young age. I read to them, held their hands when we crossed the… Read more »