Reading Club Selection for September 25, 2020

Our thanks go to Wendy Ramsay of REACH CNY for this week’s selection:

New Resources for Confronting White Nationalism (article)

We’ll discuss this article, which is an interview with the developers of a toolkit to be used by any school stakeholder (including students, educators, parents, administrators, and the wider community) to combat white nationalist organizing in schools.

If you are interested in seeing the toolkit itself, use this link to request a copy from Western States Center:

Confronting White Nationalism in Schools Toolkit

Don’t forget to register for the Reading Club and join us Friday at 11:00!

Thank you, Wendy!

Social Media Practice Work Group: Final Meeting (for now)

In our final meeting (for the time being) we discussed changes to the learning management system Schoology and considered how this work group can evolve to better meet participants’ needs.

Schoology and more – 9/10/20 meeting recording

Reading Club Selection for September 11, 2020

For this week’s Reading Club meeting we invite you to listen to a 30-minute podcast from the Happiness Lab…Sounds like a good plan, right?

Podcast: Coach Yourself Through a Crisis

In “The Happiness Lab” podcast series, Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos guides us through the latest scientific research and shares surprising and inspiring stories that may alter the way you think about happiness and coping.

Register here for the 9/11 Reading Club discussion at 11:00.

Shared Resources from Component 2 Work Group, June-July 2020

June 22

Work group meeting – June 22 (recording)

Virtual life skills training
Shelby Cusson, Julianna Duca, & Chase Cramer, AIDS Community Resources
Presentation starts at 4:27

Activities and lessons plans for social and emotional core competencies
Anne Garno, North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
Jutta Dotterweich, ACT for Youth
Presentation starts at 24:06

July 6

Work group meeting – July 6 (recording)

Youth engagement using interactive technology
Meena Ardebili & John Jones, Family Health Centers at NYU Langone
Presentation starts at 3:58

July 20

Work group meeting for July 20 (recording)

Summer Programming: Night Owls & Babysitting Certification Training
Anne Garno, Amy Beauchamp & Kathryn Ripstein, North Country Prenatal/Perinatal Council
Presentation starts at 4:52

August 10

Work group meeting for August 10 (recording)

Teen Reality Theatre
Anthony Alcocer, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York
Presentation begins at 4:00

Thanks to all of our presenters!

Professional Development Opportunities

Un/Filtered: Sexuality in the Connected Age

With this very timely topic, the Healthy Teen Network annual conference is virtual this year. Special flash sale on registration ends September 4! (You can still register for this November conference at a higher rate after the 4th.) #HealthyTeen20

AJSE Lecture Series

The American Journal of Sexuality Education (AJSE) has announced its September and October lecture series, which begins Wednesday, September 2. The AJSE Lecture Series features authors published in the journal, as well as the journal’s editorial advisory board members and other leaders in sexuality education every Wednesday at 6 pm EST through September, and 7 pm EST beginning in October. September topics are below.

Visit the AJSE Lecture Series page for registration and fees.

September 2

Celebrating World Sexual Health Day: Including Pleasure in Sex Ed without Scaring Anyone

Faculty: Luis Perelman

This presentation will discuss how World Sexual Health Day was established, and how it has been celebrated for than 10 years as a grassroots event. Participants will review the updated World Association for Sexual Health’s Declaration of Sexual Rights, and the Declaration of Sexual Pleasure created in Mexico City in 2019. Participants will discuss how to integrate these materials in sexuality education.

September 9

Boldly Go! Sex Ed in the Star Trek Universe

Faculty: Susan Wright and Bill Taverner

Join us for this sexual enterprise, co-presented by Susan Wright, author of many Star Trek novels, including the first one to introduce gay characters into Star Trek canon, and Bill Taverner, sexuality educator and longtime Trekkie. We will go where no one has gone before, exploring the final frontier: sexuality and education opportunities within the Star Trek universe. Set phasers on fun and engage!

September 16

The ABC’s of Sexuality Education and Autism

Faculty: Stephanie Mitelman

We will discuss sexuality education and autism, and how to adapt materials.

September 23

Leading Conversations about Sexuality Education

Faculty: Dr. James Wadley

As the field of sexuality education continues to evolve, so too must educators and consultants. The expectation may be that professionals be courageous and willing to create spaces of empowerment to lead difficult and sensitive conversations.

September 30

Puberty Education: Building the Foundation for Healthy Sexual Development

Faculty: Wendy L. Sellers, RN, MA, CSE (The Puberty Lady)

We will explore strategies and tools to provide puberty education that meets students’ developmental needs and builds a foundation of sexuality-related knowledge and skills.

Shared Resources from the Peer Educator Training Work Group – August 2020

We wrapped up the Peer Educator Training work group in August with two special meetings.

Peer Educator Training Work Group meeting – 8/12/20 (recording)

In this SHOW US WHAT YA GOT meeting we all had an opportunity to share activities that we use in peer educator training. That part of the meeting starts at about 9:20 on the recording.

Peer Educator Training Work Group meeting – 8/26/20 (recording)

In our final meeting, we heard from peer educators themselves about their experiences, then took time to reflect. The peer educator section begins about 10:40.

Thank you to all who shared ideas and resources with this work group!

Social Media Practice Work Group: Meeting Recordings, June-August 2020

The Social Media and Technology Practice work group is primarily a space for learning together and hands-on practice rather than developing resources to share. If you’d like to review any of the meeting recordings, they are linked below.

6/4/20 – Introducing the work group (no recording)

6/18/20 – Zoom Practice

7/2/20 – How to Instagram (no recording; link goes to blog post where resources are shared)

7/16/20 – Google Classroom
Introduction, signing up as teachers and/or students, options for sharing content

7/30 – Google Classroom

8/6/20 – Google Classroom

8/13/20 – Zoom, Tik Tok, Instagram
Zoom screen sharing practice; review of outreach using Tik Tok and Instagram

8/20/20 – Zoom, Google Classroom
Zoom breakout room practice; visit to our Google Classroom

8/27/20 – Nearpod Presentation

Thanks for joining us to explore these platforms together!

~ Heather & Marisol

Shared Resources from the Pregnancy Prevention Work Group – 7/9/20

Lauren Jones: How to Use Factile

Project SAFE, NYU Langone

In this session, Lauren introduced Factile, a platform that allows you to create a Jeopardy-style quiz game board online. Thank you, Lauren!

Pregnancy Prevention work group meeting – 7/9/20 (recording)
Lauren’s presentation starts at 8:32

Shared Resources from the Healthy Relationships Work Group – July 2020

Luis Gamero: Impact of Positive Male Educators on Developing Young Men

Wildlife Conservation Society

Luis offered his thoughts and reviewed research on how we can better engage youth who identify as male. Thank you, Luis!

Healthy Relationships Work Group meeting – 7/8/20 (recording)
(Presentation starts at 9:16.)

Nioka Shirley and Raven Perkinson: Relationships Presentation

Moshulu Montefiore Community Center

Nioka and Raven asked for feedback on their new presentation for teens on healthy relationships, situationships, and entanglements! Thanks, Nioka and Raven!

Healthy Relationships Work Group Meeting – 7/22/20 (recording)
(Presentation starts at 5:45)

Reading Club Selection for August 21, 2020

We have two brief articles for discussion this week, both focusing on school reopenings and the effects on young people:

The first offers tips to parents:
Child Mind Institute: Teenagers and Reopening.

The second is a provocative opinion piece from NBC News–did the author hit or miss the mark? We’ll discuss.
School reopenings are being touted as good for students’ well-being, but that’s wrong.

Remember to register to join us — talk to you soon!