Supporting Schools with Sexual and Reproductive Health Education

Supporting Schools with Sexual and Reproductive Health Education

Many educators, even health educators, never receive training to teach sexual health education. Some feel uncomfortable or unsure of what they are allowed to teach, or have fear about parent complaints.
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On-Demand Webinar
In this session, presenters will provide clarification around sexual health codes, types of curriculum, and resources available to support teachers provide their students with high quality, medically accurate, age appropriate sexual and reproductive health education. What you will learn:
  • Clarifying state requirements about sexual health education
  • Resources to address content within a sexual health unit
  • Ideas for collaboration
  • Effective district policies and procedures
Presenters for this webinar include:
Melanie Busch – Health & Wellness Teacher. Melanie has been teaching at North Side High School (Ft. Wayne) for the last 10 years. She leads her school’s health programs, district curriculum, and has been the SEARCH (Students Encounter and Access Rewarding Careers in Health) coordinator. Melanie is active with INSHAPE and on the Health Council.
Matthew Walsh – Academic Specialist, Indiana Department of Education. After serving as a social studies teacher and assistant principal at Brownsburg West Middle School in suburban Indianapolis and as the Director of Curriculum in Brownsburg, Matt served the Brownsburg Schools as the Secondary Social Studies Administrator. In 2002, Matt was named the Brownsburg Teacher of the Year, and in 2003, he was awarded the prestigious national Milken Educator Award for Indiana. Most recently in 2015, Matt was awarded the “Realizing the Dream” Award from Marian University.
Catherine Sherwood-Laughlin – Clinical Professor & Assistant Department Chair, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington. Catherine began her career in public health as a health educator at the Delaware County Health Department where her focus was on sexual health, specifically HIV/AIDS. She has been on the faculty at IU for 28 years teaching courses in human sexuality, cancer, public health program planning, teaching methods in sexual and reproductive health, and supervising undergraduate and graduate public health students during their field experiences.
Cassie Brooks – Cassie has been teaching middle school health and physical education in Brownsburg since graduating from Ball State in 2000. While teaching, Cassie earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She specializes in skills-based health education and differentiated physical education that meets all students where they are. Cassie presents at numerous state and national conferences and serves Indiana SHAPE as Advocacy Chair. Cassie is an active program advisor for Fuel Up to Play 60 and was the 2018 SHAPE America Midwest Health Teacher of the Year.

This event has been pre-recorded to allow you to view at a time of your choosing. Register now to get immediate access and a link to view at a later time.

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