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Reproductive Health Education Series

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 9th, 2019 - 4:00pm

Event description:

Are you new to sex education? Or has it been awhile since you've covered this content? Or would you just like to brush up our knowledge and skills? Join us for a series of learning sessions designed to help new and experienced health educators grow and refine their skills.

Day 1: Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed is a national model for training teachers to implement high-quality sex education. It aims to ensure that all sex educators are equipped with the skills needed to effectively facilitate student learning, create safe and inclusive environments and provide opportunities for meaningful skill-building and values exploration, regardless of the specific curriculum they teach. It consists of one full day training covering climate setting, sex education policies, facilitation skills, values clarification, managing personal disclosure and answering difficult questions.

Day 2: We will be offering two half day modules that cover LGBTQ inclusion and trauma-informed approaches. The two half day modules are only available to participants that register for the full day of Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex.

Day 3: Reproductive Health 101 provides the participant with a general overview core concepts related to reproductive health as it relates to teen pregnancy prevention in South Carolina. Topics covered include Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology, Adolescent Growth and Development, HIV/STIs, Contraceptive technology, and provides strategies for teaching comprehensive sexuality education that meet the standards set forth by the Comprehensive Health Education Act (CHEA).

Event objectives:

As a result of participating in this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe strategies that can be used to create a safe and supportive learning environment for teaching sexuality education
  2. Define comprehensive sexuality education
  3. Describe and apply the continuum model for addressing values laden statements
  4. Demonstrate the ability to utilize the five-step process for answering challenging questions
  5. Define common terms of reference in the LGBT community
  6. Describe the differences between gender identity and sexual orientation
  7. Explain the risks and barriers faced by LGBT individuals and the impact on health disparities
  8. Describe at least three strategies for creating inclusive learning environments
  9. Describe the prevalence and impact of trauma in the lives of teens in their classrooms and programs.
  10. Examine the relationship between trauma exposure, high-risk sexual behaviors, and pregnancy.
  11. Adapt personal and programmatic interventions such that they fall in line with the key principles of a trauma-informed approach.

Event Target Audience:

Educators, youth serving professionals, and any one teaching or facilitating sexuality education programs.

Event Trainer:

Brittany Wearing, MPH, CHES and Shannon Lindsay, MS

Event Details


McWaters Customer Experience Center- 1104 Shop Road, Columbia, SC


$900.00 (out-of-state) $600.00 (in-state) discounts available for funded partners

Registration Deadline:

April 30th, 2019

Late registration must be approved by the training manager, Shannon Lindsay ( or 803-771-7700), and is subject to a $25 late registration fee.

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If you are interested in additional information about this training and the possibility of having one in your area please contact our Training Manager, Shannon Lindsay, at or 803-771-7700.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made by 3 full business days will be fully refunded. No shows will forfeit all registration costs.

Inclement Weather Policy: The SC Campaign follows the City of Columbia for weather closings. We monitor and adjust as necessary. We make all efforts to connect with registrants via email to advise of office closing and delayed starts. In case of cancellation of training due to weather, we will refund registration fees and make all efforts to reschedule in a timely manner.