I want students to use sexuality information to consciously create a road map of values, beliefs, and chosen behaviors that help navigate the present so as to positively impact the future.
I apply reality-based sexuality education frameworks taught with the following actionable principles:
I am steadfast about teaching human sexuality in a most ethical and professional manner.
I believe in establishing credibility that indicates unequivocally that I am a trained and certified professional.
I am knowledgeable about resources, value the role of media, and employ evidence-informed curricula.
I am trustworthy and respectful of confidences.
I impart accurate information in a developmentally aware, chronologically relevant, and affirming manner.
Maintaining on-going membership in AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists), "quad S" (the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality), and other organizations; publishing, promoting, and pursuing further education and training; maintaining a reasoned awareness of “sex/ual/ity in popular culture”; and staying active on academic list serves are a few ways that I demonstrate my commitment to providing quality sexuality education services.
AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator
1996 - present
AASECT Certified Sexuality Educator Supervisor 2015 - present
Sexuality Education is a multi-faceted dynamic discipline that speaks to intersectionality in the truest sense. It is imperative that lesson plans and services are contemplated, constructed, and delivered from research-supported sources that present a medically accurate view while consciously valuing human diversity and experience...for all. In sum, quality sexuality education promotes, encourages and provides the student a map for navigating the complexities of sexual health and wellness and pleasure on his/her/their terms.