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Sex Ed Through a Positive Youth Development Lens

What do you think of when you think of sexual health classes?Do you envision students sitting bored or uncomfortable at their desks?Too many people do.At the Annex Teen Clinic in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, we provide engaging classes that help youth learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment.Using positive youth development as a lens, we'll share engaging activities that highlight the intersectionality of sexuality education and positive youth development.You'll leave understanding how positive youth development practices and authentic partnerships with youth can have a huge impact on how they learn and grow into sexually healthy young adults.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how positive youth development can inform the practice of sexuality education.
  2. Gain skills for increasing the engagement of sexuality education activities.
  3. Learn strategies for building authentic youth-adult partnerships.



Ellen Saliares, Dir of Sexuality Education, Annex Teen Clinic

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