In case you are interested in this professional development opportunity, below is an email we received about a July lecture series on sexual health education. (ACT for Youth is not associated with this series.)
Throughout July, the American Journal of Sexuality Education is hosting an online lecture series on Wednesday evenings. The cost is $25 per session. If you are interested in attending any of the lectures, the details are at https://bit.ly/AJSESignUp.
Need a discount or scholarship? Please fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/AJSELectureDiscounts
July 15, 6 pm to 7 pm eastern
Benefits of Professional Development for Sexuality Professionals: An Educator’s Perspective
Speaker: Tanya M. Bass
As part of my dissertation work I am assessing the professional development needs of community based sexuality educators. In my experience, some conference and workshop planners rarely determine if their offerings will be of benefit to the attendees. Sitron and Dyson (2009) describe the goal of professional development for sexuality professionals as that of gaining a sense of self-awareness through assessing personal attitudes that may influence their practice. They found that skills (e.g., diagnostic tools, therapeutic techniques, education strategies, and preventative procedures) along with knowledge and awareness increase through participation in professional development. I would like to examine the pros and cons of professional development such as conferences and webinars during this talk.
July 22, 7 pm to 8 pm eastern
Factors That Impact College Students’ Perceptions of Sexual Pleasure and Satisfaction
Speakers: Susan Milstein, Taylor Elizabeth Hilliard, Scott Ball St. Hall, David Knox, and Genevieve Hunter
It is important to understand how people experience pleasure and sexual satisfaction with a partner, as these phenomena can impact how they view their relationships, themselves, as well as the role of sexual activities within relationships. Three hundred and four undergraduates at East Carolina University and California State University Chico who reported having at least one sexual experience with a partner completed a 45 item survey assessing social correlates of sexual pleasure and sexual satisfaction. Learn what the analysis found about relationships and sexual pleasure.
July 29, 6 pm to 7 pm eastern
Talking Vulva: What Every Sex Educator Should Know
Speaker: Dorrie Lane
“In this workshop, I’ll provide tips for sex educators on how you can incorporate the Vulva Puppet in your practice to help alleviate the discomfort and open your educational sessions with the full attention of your audience. I’ll use the Vulva Puppet to demonstrate a Pelvic Exam, provide information about the G spot, and provide a link to the Vulva Map.”