I want to be on reality TV!

I was flipping through lesson plans, looking for something on adoption to note National Adoption Month, when this activity leapt out of the table of contents and demanded that I pay attention. I mean, National Adoption Day is still a week or so away, and how on earth could I pass up something about reality… Read more »

How I learned to protect myself, how we teach our young people to do the same

Image from Kristin Schmit (https://www.flickr.com/photos/giraffecereal/5486705109/in/set-72157626169897314/) Today and tomorrow I am training with Bill Taverner on Unequal Partners , so while my mind is here, I’m going to discuss my favorite two lesson plans in this manual. Because I seem to enjoy putting together small tables of contents recently, here’s what’s coming: first a refresher on… 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: Amy Jo Goddard

What project in sex ed are you currently working on? I just launched my 6 month women’s sexuality program, The Sexually Empowered Life, in NYC. It’s designed to help women do deep work on their sexual selves and it uses a powerful combination of group coaching, education about the sexual body, self-exploration and more drawing… 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 »