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Save the Date for the Next Essentials Training on June 21, 2023!

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.

Cost: $125

Trainings are provided at no-cost to Amplify partner organizations. Scholarships are also available thanks to the generous support of our funders. Email or use the contact button for more information about training scholarships.

Registration will close one week prior to the training date, or when registration reaches capacity.

Meet the Facilitators:

Jennifer Briggs, LMSW

Jennifer Briggs (she/her) serves as Director of Learning & Impact for Amplify Youth Health Collective.  Jenny is a lifelong Tulsan who brings a strengths-based, systems-oriented approach and passion for youth voice to her work with Amplify. She earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 2014 and is licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers at the LMSW level. Jenny has over a decade of experience at the intersection of public health and community-based social work. In her current role, Jenny guides the strategic vision for Amplify’s capacity-building programs, supporting program staff and external partners to advance youth sexual health and well-being in Tulsa. In addition to working as a sexuality educator for four years, Jenny’s experiences include positive youth development, trauma-responsive care, team management, program development and evaluation, and leveraging community partnerships to achieve long-term goals.

Samantha Higgs, MS

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. Samantha was awarded the Rising Star award from Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences in 2018 and NextGen 30 under 30 Award in 2021. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Human Development and Family Science in 2014 and earned her master’s from Oklahoma State University in HDFS with a focus on Child and Family Services in 2017.

Tammy Delocéano

Tammy Delocéano (any respectful pronouns) is a proud Neurodivergent Latinx Queer artist and a charismatic advocate for the rights of people to feel good in their bodies and live in safe communities. Tammy joined Amplify Youth Health Collective in 2020 and serves as the Youth Leadership Council Program Coordinator. With YLC, Tammy collaborates with teen leaders in the area to create resources and events promoting adolescent sexual health and well-being in the Tulsa Area. Tammy wants to combat adultism, body-negativity and support young people to fully grow into themselves without fear. With the support and collaboration of many young people, Tammy has spent the last eight years creating award-winning, nationally recognized program spaces where young people can lead and innovate their communities ranging from Body Positive fashion clubs, POC empowerment spaces, Summer Camps, and her current role with Amplify’s Youth Leadership Council. With his background in photography and a Human relations degree from “The school of life,” Tammy has seen the power positive media representation and meaningful participation can have for marginalized groups in society and brings these ideas to their activism and their career as Youth Program Coordinator.

Maria Hernández

Maria currently serves as Take Control Initiative’s Education & Outreach Coordinator where she engages with community stakeholders to make education about birth control options more accessible. She is a proud Latina and sex-positive advocate and has witnessed the linguistic, cultural, and systemic obstacles many women in her community face when seeking education and support related to their sexual and reproductive health. As a sexuality educator, she is passionate about filling the gaps in access to high-quality health resources for communities of color. Maria is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Nonprofit Organizational Studies and Social Justice. 

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