ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Sexuality is fundamental to who we are as human beings and integral to every child's intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development from the time of birth. However, even in 21st Century education, the great majority of elite, California Independent schools remain 3-7 years behind in teaching even basic knowledge about human anatomy and reproduction. As educators we can turn the tide and truly provide the comprehensive sexuality education that teaches students the critical thinking skills needed to successfully navigate their complicated sexual landscape.
The two-day Sexuality Education Summit will provide a vision and framework as well as teach educators and administrators the skills necessary to create a comprehensive K-12 human sexuality education program.
Led by Sarah Huss, Director of Human Development and Parent Education at Campbell Hall, and Dana Gonzalez, Assistant Upper School Director at Brentwood School, the Summit will feature presentations by nationally recognized Human Development educators and thought leaders including, Deborah Roffman, author of Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Child’s Go-to Person About Sex and Mike Riera, Head of Brentwood School and one of the country’s foremost authorities on understanding children and teenagers.
- Foundations of Sexuality Education Pedagogy: understanding how and why sexality edcuation has evolved and the effective teaching methods that meet student’s real needs at all ages
- Curricular Scope and Sequence:
developmentally sound curriculum and examples of lesson plans, K-12
- Leadership Best Practices:
skills for administrators in leading comprehensive sexuality education programs and creating authentic partnerships with families
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All K-12 Administrators, Teachers, Counselors, Coaches and Nurses. Lower/elementary school personnel and men are especially encouraged to attend.
This year’s schedule is still being finalized. See last year’s presenters and workshops below for an idea of what to expect! Former presenters and workshops included:
Rethinking Masculinity: Empowering Boys to make Healthy Sexual Decisions
Faye Wachs, Professor of Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona
How to Build a Sexual Health Peer Support Program
Maddie Moore, Alumna (2019), Wildwood School
You Good? Teaching Consent and non-Coercive Sexual Behavior in Middle & Upper School
Shafia Zaloom, Sexuality Educator, Urban School, Consultant, Author
“Wait, wait, wait: there are three holes??” Jumping In, Wading Around, and Exploring Humanness With Elementary School Students
Holly Lash, Senior Lead Teacher at Children’s Community School
A Closer Look at Hook Up Culture: Supporting Teens to Discover Definitions Around Sexuality that Serve Them
Charis Denison, Youth Advocate, Teacher, National Consultant, Prajna Consulting
Navigating Social Media, Substances, and Sexual Decision-Making
Cait Hubbard, Director of Human Development, Viewpoint School & Viewpoint Upper School Students
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Dana Gonzalez is the Assistant Upper School Director at Brentwood School in Los Angeles. As a veteran Spanish and Human Development teacher, Dana also served as the Ninth Grade Dean and the Director of Diversity and Inclusivity at Viewpoint School in Calabasas. In her role as an administrator, Dana has worked in parent and faculty education, mental health, social justice, SEL, and student activism.
Sarah Huss, Director of Human Development and Parent Education at Campbell Hall, teaches Human Development courses to students in grades K-12. Among the many courses she has developed and taught are Human Sexuality, Drug Education, Relationships & Technology, Gender Dynamics and Peer Mentoring. She has also been trained by the Ojai Foundation and Council in Schools to facilitate Council circles, and has done so with students in grades K-12, as well as with parents and faculty. In addition to teaching Human Development, Sarah directs a robust parent education program that links the school community to innovative thinkers in the fields of parenting, mental health, social justice and spiritual development. She is currently working with educators across the country to advocate for comprehensive sexuality programming in independent schools and recently presented at the NAIS annual pre-conference Sexuality Symposium.
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