This webinar will examine how individuals, school districts, health agencies and state departments of education can and have utilized the National Sexuality Education Standards to promote, revise and align the sexual health content of student instruction. Using examples from the field, this webinar will engage participants in a robust discussion about how the National Sexuality Education Standards can support local and state efforts to promote and sustain comprehensive sexuality education for our nation's youth.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
Explain at least three different ways that health and education professionals can utilize the National Sexuality Education Standards (NSES).
Analyze at least three examples of utilization of the NSES by health and education practitioners.
Construct at least one way that the NSES could be used in their work to advance health and wellness for our nation’s youth.
CHES 1.5, MCHES 1.5 (granted to those who attended the live webinar)
Nora Gelperin, M.Ed., one of the most well-respected sexuality educators and trainers in the U.S., has 18 years of experience developing and conducting workshops for education professionals nationwide. She oversees Answer’s Sexuality Education Training Initiative, including the annual Training Institute in Sexual Health Education (TISHE) and Answer’s three dynamic online workshops: “Sexuality ABCs (Abstinence, Birth Control and Condoms),” “STD Basics” and most recently “LGBTQ Issues in School.” Ms. Gelperin has been recognized for her expertise in the field with a Mary Lee Tatum Award from the Association of Planned Parenthood Leaders in Education and a Health Teacher of the Year award by New Jersey AHPERD. She has taught at Temple University, Montclair State University and St. Peter’s College and serves on the executive council for the Society of State Leaders in Health and Physical Education.
Renee White, Ph.D., HIV Prevention Consultant, Kentucky Department of Education
Renee White, Ph.D. has been a member of the Coordinated School Health Team at the Kentucky Department of Education for the past 12 years. She has been the HIV Prevention Consultant since March 2003. She has also taught CSH in a higher education institution. She has a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Louisville and a master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is originally from West Virginia and received her Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University. Dr. White can be reached at email@example.com.
Bonnie Edmondson, Ph.D., HIV/STD Prevention Consultant, Connecticut State Department of Education
Dr. Bonnie J. Edmondson is School Health Project Manager for the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). In her role at the CSDE, she is responsible for program and policy development, curriculum development and providing consultation and technical assistance in Coordinated School Health, HIV/STD/Pregnancy Prevention and Health Education on the national, state and local levels. Bonnie was instrumental in the development of various documents promoting the health and achievement of students including the Connecticut State Board of Education Position Statements and policy guidance on A Coordinated Approach to School Health and Creating a Learning Environment that is Physically, Emotionally and Intellectually Safe. Most recently, she lead the writing of the Guidelines for the Sexual Health Education Component of Comprehensive Health Education and the HIV and Other Communicable Diseases Policy Guidelines which provide guidance to school districts on policy development, program implementation and evaluation.
Additionally, Bonnie’s work includes integrating a community schools approach and coordinated school health into school reform efforts in Connecticut. She is also instrumental in developing a school-based comprehensive student support systems framework that addresses the physical, social, emotional and behavioral health of students. Nationally, Bonnie was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention DASH Expert Panel on Coordinated School Health; Past President of the Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation; a peer reviewer for the Journal of School Health; a former world ranked track and field athlete and USA Track and Field Olympic Development Coordinator for the women’s hammer throw.