This full-day, highly interactive training covers foundational topics such as holistic sexuality, adolescent growth & development, reproductive health, responding to sensitive questions, values in sexual health education, consent, contraception, and more. Sexual Health Education Essentials is recommended for anyone new to sexual health education or for trusted adults working with young people in any capacity who wish to gain knowledge and strengthen their skills.
Cost: $100 – Registration is closed
Sexual Health Education Essentials is a foundational training meant to prepare sexual health educators, school personnel, and other youth work professionals to support young people. Training content is data-driven and aligned with best-practices in the field of adolescent sexual health promotion. Topics covered during pre-work and live training include holistic sexuality, adolescent growth & development, reproductive health, responding to sensitive questions, values in sexual health education, consent, contraception, and more. Sexual Health Education Essentials is recommended for anyone new to the field of sexual health education or for trusted adults working with young people in any capacity who wish to gain knowledge and strengthen their skills.
Jenny Briggs (she/her) serves as Program Director for Amplify Youth Health Collective and has 8 years of experience in sexual health, including: sexuality education, clinic access, positive youth development, and wrap-around social services for adults living with HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining Amplify, Jenny served as a Program Director for another youth-serving organization and spent four years as a Family Life and Sexuality Educator in the Carrera Program with Union Public Schools. In addition to her work with young people, Jenny has conducted numerous trainings for adults in the areas of sexuality education, trauma-informed care, positive youth development, and social-emotional learning. Jenny earned her Master of Social Worker from the University of Oklahoma, with a focus in administration and community-practice, and is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers at the LMSW level.
T (All Pronouns) joined the Amplify Team as the Youth Leadership Council Program Coordinator in September 2020. Tammy is a vibrant, charismatic and committed individual with a passion for promoting body positive self-expression to anyone and everyone. T has spent the last 5 years of their life promoting youth-voice by working with Camp Fire Green Country where they created body positive programming for teens and also volunteering as a camp counselor at OCCJ’s Camp Anytown during summers. A lover of Fashion and visual storytelling, they cultivated their artistic aesthetic and media skills while enrolled in the Photography department at OSU-IT. T believes strongly in the power of positive media representation and meaningful participation for marginalized groups in society and brings these ideas to their work as YLC Program Coordinator. T will also be joining the Board of Directors for Hope Testing in January 2021.
Samantha Higgs (she/her) joined Amplify Youth Health Collective as the Capacity and Outreach Coordinator in November 2020. Samantha previously worked as a Health Education Specialist at Youth Services of Tulsa serving youth around the Tulsa area by providing sexual health education and assisting young people in connecting with clinics for their sexual health care. She has served as the secretary for the Tulsa Health and Education Coalition since January of 2018. In addition to working in the sexual health field, Samantha has worked with individuals with disabilities, individuals with mental illness and advocating for youth by recognizing young people have agency. Samantha was awarded the Rising Star award from Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences in 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Human Development and Family Science in 2014 and earned her Masters from Oklahoma State University in HDFS with a focus on Child and Family Services in 2017.
Catherine Betances (she/her, they/them) is the Education & Outreach Manager at Take Control Initiative (TCI), a contraceptive access program in Tulsa, OK. She is TCI’s lead educator and manages community-based educational and outreach programming. Outside of work, you can find them watching squirrels with their wacky pups.