Here at UN|HUSHED we not only value quality curricula and manuals, we value quality educator trainings. Trainings are crucial to keeping up to date, they offer a place for educators to ask questions, and they provide a community to use as a resource in the future.
We can bring any of the following training (or keynote) options to you and many more! Check out this comprhensive list and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a training in your area today!
UN|HUSHED: The Middle School Curriculum
Middle school age young people are at a turning point that is measured by their distance from childhood and adolescence. They are often on the puberty road, have not generally had a serious romantic or sexual relationship, and are usually thinking a lot about sex and sexuality. It is a perfect time for a deep, group-based comprehensive sexuality education curriculum. UN|HUSHED: The Middle School Curriculum is innovative, flexible, radically up-to-date, digitally accessible, evidence informed, and participant focused. This training provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and ability to present UN|HUSHED: The Middle School Curriculum in ways that are targeted to their specific population needs.
* This workshop is to prepare participants to use UN|HUSHED: The Middle School Curriculum and comes with one year of access to the curriculum for all participants. (https://www.unhushed.org/store/MS.php)
UN|HUSHED: The High School Curriculum
High school age young people are grappling with their place in the world at all levels, from the people they are dating, to their friend groups, to their families and communities, to understanding the right-ness or wrong-ness of the federal government. It is a perfect time for considering a topic as personal as sex and sexuality within a broader context. UN|HUSHED: The High School Curriculum is based in a social justice model as an integral part of every topic. It is also innovative, flexible, radically up-to-date, digitally accessible, evidence informed, and participant focused. This training provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and ability to present UN|HUSHED: The High School Curriculum in ways that are targeted to their specific population needs.
* This workshop is to prepare participants to use UN|HUSHED: The High School Curriculum and comes with one year of access to the curriculum for all participants. (https://www.unhushed.org/store/HS.php)
Sex Ed for Mental Health Practitioners
Does sex education can impact clinical practice? Yes! From combating problematic, inaccurate, and harmful sexuality information that comes from families, classrooms, peers, partners, and the media, to considering your own biases, history, and knowledge base, sexuality education is an integral piece to therapeutic clinical work. This workshop will provide an overview of sexuality related topics that clinicians may face when when talking about sex.
*This workshop is based on a book that can be purchased at bulk prices for distribution. (http://unhushed.org/store/MHP.php)
Breaking the Hush Factor: Ten Rules for Talking with Teenagers About Sex
The role an adult plays as a tutor, mentor, friend, clinician, or parent changes as young people grow from children into teenagers. Those relationships can make all the difference in a young person’s choices about sexuality. But how do you start that conversation and how do you keep it going once it’s started? This workshop details ten concrete rules that provide guidance for adults as they support teenagers in decision-making and processing about all of the coming-of-age issues that young people face in today’s complex world.
*This workshop is based on a book that can be purchased at bulk prices for distribution. (https://www.unhushed.org/store/BHF.php)
Living on the Cutting Edge: Staying up to date in sex ed and pregnancy prevention
The world of sexuality covers a wide range of topics. From identity and law to social media and contraception, professionals who are teaching and talking about sexuality need to be prepared to cover a lot of ground. This is complicated by the speed at which these subjects evolve and so require new and emerging information be integrated into classrooms and conversations. When professionals are not up to date, young people miss out on potentially life-saving information. Dr. Rayne uses humor, stories, and specifics to show how some of these topics have evolved through history, the newest and shiniest topics that should be included in cutting edge sex ed, and finally how to stay on the front line of information about sexuality.
Teaching Consent from the Other Direction: How do we educate the violators?
Most education about consent is directed towards students who have or will be touched without consent or who have and will have exclusively enthusiastically consensual sexual encounters. But the reality is that we also have students who have crossed their peers’ boundaries, intentionally or not. These students have specific and unique needs that must be included when we talk about consent. Students who have violated consent need education that will support them in understanding their past, taking accountability for their actions, and moving forward to consensual relationships while gaining skills in emotional intelligence, self-control, and self-compassion. Dr. Rayne’s presentation includes the issues with addressing all of these very different needs within one setting and strategies for doing just that.
Pulling a Rabbit Out of the Anonymous Question Hat
The anonymous questions box is a dynamic and exciting piece of many programs. It gives participants the opportunity to get answers to questions they may not feel comfortable asking in front of the whole group. From sexuality to religion to social media to consent to drugs and alcohol, the anonymous question box opens dialogue about some of the most important and difficult questions about sex and sexuality facing young people today. This workshop presents strategies for effective anonymous question box management as well as practice answering some of the most challenging questions young people have asked via the anonymous question box.
Understanding Gender vs. Sexuality
The variety among gender and sexual identities is becoming ever more nuanced and keeping up with the language that young people are bringing to the table is increasingly complex. This workshop provides an introduction to the differences between gender identity, gender expression, sex assigned at birth, and sexual orientation, a deeper understanding to the many varied lived experiences within the gender and orientation spectra, and support for using these ideas in group activities with young people.
Using the Sexualitree
We’re all sexual beings, whether we have sex or not, and coming to an understanding of what that means to us personally is an important part of being a thoughtful human. The Sexualitree is a model that can help us see the different ways we experience (or don’t experience) sexuality. It offers a platform and a format for conversations about sexuality that are complex and accessible. This workshop provides an introduction to the theory behind the Sexualitree as well as concrete ways to use the framework in group activities.
This workshop is based on a the Sexualitree Model. (http://sexualitree.org/)
Trauma Informed Sexuality Education
People’s experiences with sexuality can span from very good to very bad. This means that the potential for someone in any group to have experienced trauma - or to experience trauma in the future - is high. Facilitators who are working within the field of sexuality education need to have a strong theoretical basis for understanding trauma and its relationships to sex and sexuality and be able to take that theory and use it effectively in group settings. This workshop provides support to allow participants to achieve both of those things.
Teaching about Consent
From #MeToo to Kavanaugh, it has not been a good year for consent in the United States. But we can make changes! Education about consent makes a difference. True consent education requires attention to decision-making, communication, listening, and a deep respect of themselves and others. This workshop provides a framework for all of those pieces of consent and is founded on the idea that we need to teach people how to understand and manage their own emotions so as not to violate the consent of others. It includes specific activities that can be used with participants of all ages to help them more fully understand consent.