Building Blocks: Essential Skills for Sex Ed

What every effective sexual health educator needs to know!

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Every sex educator needs to learn and review the basics before they are able to be the best sex educator they can be! This training covers five key building blocks for effective sex ed facilitation: creating a welcoming learning environment, values clarification, boundaries and self-disclosure, answering student questions, and knowing your resources.

One of our most popular courses, this training is a MUST for any new sex educator. It also pairs perfectly with any of our curricula overviews.

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Emily Gillon
Emily Gillon

Emily Miller is the Director of Training at EyesOpenIowa, the state-wide leader in Iowa for adolescent sexual health. Emily oversees the Eyes Open Academy and Sexual Health Educator Certification Program, training educators, other professionals, parents and caregivers, and advocates of all ages on a wide variety of topics and curricula. She also travels across the country training sexual health educators and trainers on sex education best practices and skill development. Prior to her work as a trainer, Emily implemented sex education in classrooms and colleges across Iowa. Outside of training rooms, Emily partners with local faith communities to encourage and facilitate sex education and resources.

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