July Newsletter

Happy July to all of us, but mostly to people whose dogs aren’t freaked out by fireworks! We’re bidding a fond farewell to June but taking the spirit of Pride and Juneteenth with us into the rest of the year. We will continue in our commitment to anti-racism internally and in the work we do. Our mission remains to do our part to improve the human experience through sex education that is joyful, inclusive, affirming, and responsive to context and student needs. We are also committed to prioritizing the safety of our participants and our team during the continued pandemic—all training and classes will continue to be online for the duration of 2020. Keep reading for details on all our work in June and to find out more about our upcoming virtual events.

This June we collectively completed more than 40 hours of online training! That beautiful number included a training of facilitators for the UN|HUSHED high school curriculum, a training of facilitators for the UN|HUSHED middle school curriculum, and two custom Teaching Sex Ed Online trainings, one for the Oklahoma State Health Department and one for Planned Parenthood Federation. Our Teaching Sex Ed Online trainings proved so popular that we’ve made a recorded version available on our website and will be offering the interactive training again beginning in August!The most recent book from our Executive Director, Dr. Karen Rayne, received another award! TRANS+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You took the gold in the Foreword Reviews! We’re so excited to see such an important book and topic receiving the attention it deserves.

An Introduction to Sexuality Education:
A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals 

When: July 17th
Where: Right in your home or office!
What: Karen and Ryan, the authors of our handbook for mental health professionals, will offer a 7 hour (including CEUs) training for therapists, counselors, and other mental health professionals on how to talk to your clients about human sexuality. From Asexual to Zygote.


Enseñando Educación Sexual en Línea
Web Series Teaching Sex Ed Online (Spanish Edition!)

¿cuando? 21 de julio
¿dónde? Via Zoom
¿qué? ¿Estás a punto de dar Educación Sexual Integral (ESI) en línea por primera vez? Tu situación no es la única. Mucha gente lo está haciendo sin ninguna información sustancial, experiencia o incluso sin investigar sobre cómo hacerlo correctamente. A continuación, te ofrecemos diez consejos de UN|HUSHED sobre cómo presentar educación sexual en línea, basados en nuestros conocimientos sobre la educación virtual y la educación sexual.


UN|HUSHED: The Elementary Curriculum
Facilitator Training

When: August 3rd-7th, 10am – 1pm CST daily
Where: On zoom!
What: Our virtual training on teaching the UN|HUSHED Elementary Curriculum is coming up in August! Join us for 5-3 hour sessions from August 3rd through the 7th 10:00am – 1:00pm CST to get to know the Elementary Curriculum materials and learn how to present them in a fun and engaging way. The training is $655 and comes with a full year of access to the curriculum. If you already have the curriculum subscription then you can add on the training for only $260.


Teaching Sex Ed Online – Live

When: August 6th through May 6th 4-5pm CST
Where: Live on zoom and videos on our website!
What: Let’s continue our conversation about Teaching Sex Ed Online by revisiting the topics from our hit web series over the next few months. How have things evolved? What have we learned? How, when, and why do you do that thing in zoom with break out rooms? Come join us!


Parent Orientation for UN|HUSHED:
The Middle School Classes

When: August 23rd or 29th 3:30-5:30pm CST
Where: On zoom!
What: Join us for a two-hour parent orientation for UN|HUSHED: The Middle School Class. The UN|HUSHED Middle School class is a 38-hour course comprising 19 two-hour online classes beginning in September and ending in May. During this time together, UN|HUSHED classes cover everything from basic anatomy to sexual values, communication, decision making, sexual harassment, rape, and the media in age-appropriate ways. This is your chance to meet facilitators Jessica Smarr and Ryan Dillon, learn about UN|HUSHED, ask questions about the class and participate in an example activity from the curriculum. Attendance of a parent or guardian at one of the two-hour orientation sessions is mandatory for participant inclusion in the classes.


Parent Orientation for UN|HUSHED:
The High School Classes

When: August 22nd or 30th 3:30-5:30pm CST
Where: On zoom!
What: Join us for a two-hour parent orientation for UN|HUSHED: The High School Class. The UN|HUSHED High School class is a 36-hour course comprising 18 two-hour online classes beginning in September and ending in May. During this time together, UN|HUSHED classes cover everything from basic anatomy to sexual values, communication, decision making, sexual harassment, rape, and the media in age-appropriate ways. This is your chance to meet facilitators Kirsten deFur and Ryan Dillon, learn about UN|HUSHED, ask questions about the class and participate in an example activity from the curriculum. Attendance of a parent or guardian at one of the two-hour orientation sessions is mandatory for participant inclusion in the classes.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECRUITMENT IS UNDERWAY

The UN|HUSHED Board of Directors is excited to conduct its next recruitment cycle—currently seeking qualified candidates with law, finance, administrative, event planning, and grant-writing experience. We are an equal opportunity organization and several positions are available within the Austin, TX area and elsewhere in the world.Interested? Apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks!

Thanks for following along! We’ll be back in touch next month to say hi and share more exciting news. We’d also love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via our blogfacebookinstagramtwitterlinkedin, or contact us directly through the website.

And, as always, thank you for your critical support of comprehensive sexuality education. Your donations, t-shirt purchases, and social media likes help us continue our work, including providing sliding scale access to our curricula, training sessions, free handouts, and sample activities for everyone.

We value you and everything you do!
– The UN|HUSHED Team