Education

ICAH’s Sexuality Education 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.

 

What We Offer

Sexuality is not only physical, but also chemical, emotional, intellectual, social and cultural. Young people in Illinois have the right to sexuality education that reflects their questions and needs throughout all of these dimensions of sexuality. Adults who work with/for youth not only need information and resources on the sexual health of young people, but also guidance on how to best support youth around these issues while honoring the rights and identities that youth have. For this reason, ICAH offers sexuality education aligned with the National Sexuality Education Standards for both youth and adults through multiple styles that work for you!

 

ICAH workshops are facilitated by Youth Educators, Adult Educators and/or Theater Artists. Youth Educators (ages 16-22) receive rigorous sexuality education and facilitation training through ICAH. Theater Artists are professional actors who use plays and theater activities to help youth activate their learning and practice for real life. Adult Educators are advanced practitioners in the public health field who receive extensive training from ICAH.

 

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.

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Our Training Team

Aisha Chaudhri Education Coordinator sm

Aisha Chaudhri

Education Manager

Nikki Zaleski Education & Arts Justice Manager

Nikki Zaleski

Arts Justice Director

Youth Educators

Youth Leadership Council (YLC) Members are part of ICAH’s cadre-training program to offer sexuality education professional development to youth and adults in Illinois. ICAH staff and youth leaders work collaboratively by offering interactive modules that are medically accurate, age-appropriate and youth-friendly. The Youth Leadership Council receives rigorous sexuality education training from ICAH staff and are supported by an adult educator during all workshops.

Adult Educators

Our adult trainings are facilitated by a diverse cadre of trainers from across Illinois who are certified to address adolescent sexuality issues. This cadre is made up of trainers with expertise in sexual health education, counseling, and direct service. The training department contracts with a these trainers, enabling ICAH to effectively administer our statewide training program.

FYI Performance Cadre

These adult educators are a group of artists, performers, and activists who design participatory and interactive theatre experiences that activate the creative potential of health education to improve the wellbeing of youth, adults, and their communities.

Testimonials

Resources

#SafeSpace: A World Without Bullying

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Birth Justice Toolkit

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Get Fast Facts from Advocates for Youth

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Given & Chosen Families Research Report

In this innovative participatory action research report [Download PDF], the Youth Leadership Council at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health provides both qualitativ...

ICAH Youth Re-envision Valentines Day

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National Sexuality Education Standards

What are the National Sexuality Education Standards?   On January 9, 2012, four leading health organizations released the first-ever national standards for sexuality...