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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.

Training Date: August 11, 2022

Training Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Training Location: Sun Building, 10th Floor, Room 1025A

Cost: $125**

**Training is provided at no cost to Amplify partner organizations. Scholarships are also available thanks to the generous support of our funders. Email for more information about training scholarships.

Facilitator Information:

Jennifer Briggs (she/her) is a Licensed Master Social Worker and trained sexuality educator. She earned her Master of Social Work from the University of Oklahoma in 2014, and has a decade of experience at the intersection of public health and community-based social work. Since 2019, Jenny has served as Program Director for Amplify Youth Health Collective, the backbone organization supporting a collective of partners aiming to improve adolescent sexual health in Tulsa County. Previously, Jenny served as a sexuality educator for four years. She has also worked with justice-involved youth, adults living with HIV/AIDs, and supported family planning access for young people.

Tammy Delocéano (they/all pronouns) serves as Program Coordinator for Amplify Youth Health Collective where they serve as a trainer, social media expert, and facilitate Amplify’s Youth Leadership Council. Tammy has seven years of youth-centered programming experience in Tulsa and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Hope Testing. Tammy believes strongly in the power of positive representation and meaningful participation for marginalized groups in society, particularly young people.

Samantha Higgs (she/her) joined Amplify Youth Health Collective as the Capacity and Outreach Coordinator in November 2020. Samantha has served youth around the Tulsa area for the past five years by providing sexual health education and assisting young people in connecting with clinics for their sexual health care. Samantha has a passion for working with individuals with disabilities, advocating for youth, and recognizing young people have agency. She received her bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Human Development and Family Science in 2014. She earned her master’s degree from Oklahoma State University in Human Development and Family Science, focusing on Child and Family Services, in 2017.

Maria Hernandez (she/ella) serves as Take Control Initiative’s new Education & Outreach Coordinator. She 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. At the University of Oklahoma, Maria developed an interest in the qualitative intersections of educational trajectory, familial influence, mental health, and gender in Latinx communities. She is devoted to using her educational privileges to elevate underrepresented voices in academia and broader change-making spaces. Maria is also passionate about sexual and reproductive health, particularly filling the gaps in access to high-quality health resources for communities of color. As a proud Latina and sex-positive advocate, she has witnessed the linguistic, cultural, and systemic obstacles many people in her community face when seeking education and support related to their sexual health. Her personal and professional experiences inform the change she seeks to make by promoting equitable access to inclusive care and making space for conversations about sexual and reproductive health.

Maria Hernandez

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