Equitable Sex Ed for People of All Abilities

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  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, April 28, 2021
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • 100% approval rating
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Learners' Own Words

"Presenters and facilitation were all fantastic!"

"Really helpful info, clearly structured and delivered. Appreciated the resources as well."

"The presenters were informative and wonderful to listen to. They were knowledgeable and shared a lot of wonderful information!"

Your Training Description

Whether you’re working with youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities or neurotypical individuals, the need for equitable sex ed is the same. By challenging stereotypes, overcoming your fear, and developing confidence, you can be an empowered resource for equitable sex ed for all young people. Gain equitable sexual health strategies, resources, and confidence to address healthy relationships, consent, and boundaries. Learn a framework for answering difficult questions so you can respond to sexual behaviors in a positive way.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn about equitable sexual health strategies you can use when working with young people of all abilities
  • Gain confidence in addressing the topics of healthy relationships, consent, and boundaries
  • Know where to access resources related to sexuality education for people of all abilities
  • Learn a framework for answering difficult questions and responding to sexual behaviors in a positive way

Your Trainers

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Leah Bauman-Smith is an educator and outreach specialist with Mad Hatter Wellness and Sexuality for All Abilities. Leah has a graduate degree in special education and a teaching certificate in sexuality education. She taught special education for 13 years and sexuality education for the past 10. Leah worked as a youth worker through the YMCA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and as an outdoor guide. She loves having awkward conversations with teens and supporting people of all abilities in having healthy relationships.

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Alyssa Perau (she/her) has been an Adolescent Health Specialist with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota’s SELF team, Seeing and Exploring Life’s Future, since 2018. She graduated with a B.F.A in Theater from Viterbo University and spent a semester in London studying Applied Theater, theater for the purpose of social change. She has a decade of experience working in children's theaters and has toured education shows throughout the United States. Alyssa creates performances around the topics of queerness, mental health, consent, and sexual assault with the goal of de-stigmatizing conversations around taboo topics. Before coming to LSS she worked as a program counselor for adults with developmental disabilities, and for Cornerstone’s Day One Crisis Line where she received her certification as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate. Through LSS she teaches sex education to people of all ages but focuses on working with youth and adults with developmental disabilities.

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Kendall Mager holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Women’s Studies and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She spent much of her undergraduate time working for the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin advocating for those living with HIV, as well as assisting in the facilitation of their LifePoint Needle Exchange Program. She has also worked as an advocate for survivors of both domestic and sexual violence in group and individual settings. Kendall joined Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota in 2016 and currently holds the position of Program Coordinator of the Seeing and Exploring Life’s Future (SELF) program. In her role on the SELF team, Kendall provides comprehensive sexuality education to youth and adults across Minnesota, with a focus on disability-specific sexual health education and caregiver education.

Your Competency Focus Area

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Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: COMMUNICATIONS.

Gain communication flexibility which allows you to develop healthy, productive work relationships, engage in collaborative problem solving with youth, and improve individual and group facilitation.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.