Trauma-Responsive Practices in Sex Education will provide participants with information about the prevalence and impact of trauma on the brain and behavior, including the limitations of how trauma is assessed. Utilizing a trauma-responsive approach means that a program, organization, or system “realizes the widespread impact of trauma and understands potential paths for recovery; recognizes the signs and symptoms of trauma in clients, families, staff, and others involved with the system; and responds by fully integrating knowledge about trauma into policies, procedures, and practices, and seeks to actively resist re-traumatization” (SAMHSA). This training will lead sex educators through content knowledge and applicable best-practices for taking a trauma-responsive approach within their classrooms and organizations, including the role trusted adults play in creating an environment conducive to resilience and healing. This training is intended for anyone implementing sexual health education with young people and the supervisors that support them.
Trainings are provided at no-cost to Amplify partner organizations. Scholarships are also available thanks to the generous support of our funders. Email email@example.com or use the contact button below for more information about training scholarships.
Registration will close one week prior to the training date, or when registration reaches capacity.
Meet the Facilitator:
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.