Strategies for Talking with Youth About Sexuality

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Lauren offered great insight and real examples with opportunities to practice or come up with responses. I loved it!"

"I absolutely feel more confident in talking to youth about sexuality. The strategies discussed, some of which I already employ, were helpful to think through and process."

"10/10 for Lauren, loved how engaging she was and clearly very knowledgeable on the matter!"

Your Training Description

Your position as a youth worker provides youth with a trusted and valuable resource – an askable adult. You need to know how to respond to their questions, even if you feel uncomfortable with the topic. Examining your own values, ensuring you have a wide cultural lens, and recognizing appropriate boundaries is part of building the skills to talk confidently and positively with youth about sexuality. Thinking about sexuality as broader than risk prevention will help expand the dialogue. Learn specific and age-appropriate strategies for talking with youth.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Describe at least two ways sex education is broader than STI and pregnancy prevention
  • Explore how young people benefit by talking about sexuality
  • Examine the way your personal values can impact how you talk about sexuality with young people
  • Identify age-appropriate strategies you will use when talking with young people about sexuality

Your Trainer


Lauren Barineau, MPH, CHES, is the founder of Talk More; focused on positive and proactive conversations about sexuality among families to be seamlessly integrated as part of every person’s childhood. Lauren is a dynamic facilitator with almost 15 years of experience as a teacher, a youth development professional, and a sexual health educator. She has a depth of experience working with schools, youth, and communities in support of effective sexuality education on local, state, and national levels. She has worked with organizations such as Advocates for Youth, Healthy Teen Network, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. Lauren earned her Master’s in Public Health from Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health and lives in Atlanta, GA with two little people who challenge her to think creatively, every day.

Your Competency Focus Area


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.