Youth Sexual Health: Historical Context, Consent, and Meaning!

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, March 6, 2024
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"This is a very delicate topic and understanding all the details of sexual health from birth to adult age can really help to be empathetic with the youth I interact with."

"It was all really engaging and important!"

"Thank you for making all these complicated topics easy to understand and follow."

Your Training Description

Learning to navigate the intricacies of relationships and touch is a significant need among youth. Teaching youth to avoid sexual abuse and assault is only the first step. This training offers historical perspectives and how they relate to sexual abuse and intergenerational trauma and hands-on tools to address many concepts which can be hard for youth and families to understand or navigate. There is care given to allowing a wide range of family beliefs while still communicating the facts.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Explore a brief history of sexual abuse, its roots, and its impact on diverse communities across the United States
  • Learn how to guide youth and families in discussions about youth sexual development to understand their unique healthy trajectory
  • Learn how to use a guided discussion tool with young people and families to apply their meaning in a manner that increases understanding of healthy sexual behaviors and exploration
  • Be able to use a guided discussion tool with youth and their families that will assist them to understand and use consent in a variety of situations

Your Trainers

Libby Bergman (she/her), LICSW, is a co-founder of the Family Enhancement Center and has served as the executive director since 2000. Libby has worked with youth and families for over 30 years and is a sought-after expert and speaker on child abuse and neglect. Throughout her career, Libby has served on various committees and consulted with agencies throughout the state of Minnesota concerning abuse issues. Libby was the recipient of the 2011 Children’s Law Center of Minnesota’s Heroes for Children Award. She was honored again in 2013 with the University of Minnesota School of Social Work Alumna of the Year.

Skye Johnson (she/her) is a Youth Intervention Program Manager with Family Enhancement Center and does psychotherapy with youth and adults, ages 10 and up. Skye is developing a curriculum called Violence Intervention through Relational Empowerment (VIRE) for youth who have experienced trauma and may be at risk for engaging in harmful behaviors or experiencing future abuse.

Skye obtained her Master’s in Social Work at the University of MN, Duluth, has experience working with adolescents in residential and outpatient settings, and previously worked under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) as a county case manager. Skye is pursuing a Graduate Certification for specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy.

Skye highly values community and family led practices that acknowledge historical and systematic traumas and emphasize intergenerational strengths and how they all relate to people on an individual level.

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: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Strengthen your commitment to implement positive youth development strategies, understand development channels, and support youth through developmental changes.

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