ICAH’s Sexuality Education training is in accordance with our mission, vision, and reproductive justice and youth development frameworks. All information presented reflects an approach to sexuality education that is medically accurate, developmentally & age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, and inclusive of youth of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Discounts for 3, 5 and 8-week residencies available.
For more information, contact Aisha Chaudhri, Education Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-427-4460 x228 about bringing an affordable training to your community. Select a pre-existing workshop or ask us to tailor one to your needs.
· Sexual Health Level 1: Positive Approaches to Anatomy, Puberty, and Communication – Examine anatomy, puberty, and communication & develop skills for answering difficult questions. Estimated: 2-3 Hours
· Sexual Health Level 2: Positive Approaches to Safer Sex, STI’s, & Methods of Protection – Investigate safer sex, sexually transmitted infections & methods of protection while developing skills for facilitation. Estimated: 2-3 Hours
· Sexual Identities: Creating Safe Spaces – Clarify the difference between sex, gender identity & gender expression while exploring sexual orientation terms and definitions, including allyship. Estimated: 2-3 Hours
· Sexual Rights: Youth in Illinois – Identify the legal rights youth have in accessing health care services & learn to better advocate for youth. Estimated: 1.5-3 Hours
· Sexuality Education that Works – Analyze state and local health education laws in Illinois, evidence-based curricula & the National Sexuality Education Standards to promote best practices. Estimated: 2.5-3 hours
· Working at the Intersections Level 1: An Overview and History of Reproductive Justice – Learn the histories of reproductive justices and injustices for women, youth, and other historically marginalized groups in the US. Estimated: 3 hours
· Working at the Intersections Level 2: Reproductive Justice Includes Racial Justice – Our only training that includes the FYI performance Forecast, about a dream young woman has that confronts her with the decision of whether or not to parent in a broken world. Examine historical and current intersections of institutional racial and reproductive injustice, role-play interrupting oppressive moments, reflect on internalized oppression, and practice radical self-love as a form of resistance. Estimated: 3 hours
· Healthy Relationships & Personal Safety – Explore how to work with young people in describing and recognizing healthy and unhealthy relationships & gain tools to support youth in need. Estimated: 2-3 hours
· Risk Reduction: Meeting Youth Where They Are – Analyze the theories and models used in risk reduction and apply to your work. Estimated: 2-3 hours
· Transforming Public Consciousness: Sex- & Body-Positivity and Trauma-Awareness – Discover how a sex- & body-positive and trauma-aware approach to youth work is harm-reductive and necessary in transforming the landscape within which we discuss sexual health. Estimated: 2-3 hours
· Youth Voice: Building Youth and Adult Partnerships – Our only professional development for adults facilitated by youth, provides a conceptual framework as well as concrete suggestions for implementing a youth-friendly approach through recognizing adultism and identifying what makes an ally. Estimated: 2-3 hours
· Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Youth in School – Explore the rights that young people have in schools while pregnant and/or parenting, role-play how to advocate for them, in addition to combating shame and stigma. Estimated: 1-2 hours
ICAH has tailored its 3 core trainings around Sexual Health, Rights, and Identities to discuss the issues and needs of the following 3 communities:
Adult Ally Certification
The ICAH Adult Ally Certificate is presented to participants who complete all 10 Adult Ally trainings. This series of trainings is structured around the 7 National Standards of Sexuality Education (NSES) and ICAH’s innovative and youth driven approach. While learning medically-accurate and age-appropriate information, participants will also gain tools to be youth-friendly, LGBTQ-inclusive, trauma-informed, and sex positive adult allies.
"The adults come away feeling much more equipped to be allies."
"I think anyone who wants to better support and understand youth of all identities should attend workshops like this that provide language and tools to do so."
"I liked that it was so intimate and conversational. I would recommend this workshop because it explains the information in a very simple and non-judgmental way."
"Very interactive and discussion-based, lots of activities, engaging and not boring."
"Great intro to sex ed and the importance of thoughtful and sensitive approaches to it."
"Comprehensive sexual education is a journey and ICAH helps make it fun and informative."