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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.
• Location: Zoom
• Cost: $75**
**Training is provided at no cost to Amplify partner organizations. Scholarships are also available thanks to the generous support of our funders. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact button below for more information about training scholarships.
Jennifer Briggs, LMSW
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.