Youth Development and Sexuality Education training to be held March 28

A free training on Youth Development and Sexuality Education will be held on Friday, March 28 from 9am-11am at the Jacksonville Children’s Commission.

Register now. Seating is limited.

This workshop will provide a basic framework of adolescent development, and how to strengthen comprehensive sexuality education programs with a youth development focus.  Participants will discuss best practices youth workers need to know about adolescent development to teach developmentally appropriate sexuality education.

Participants will also learn:

  • About the different developmental stages and guidelines that apply to most young people in each age group
  • Best practices for families and youth workers in teaching and supporting sexually healthy adolescents
  • LGBTQ inclusive practices when talking about sexuality and safe sex education with adolescents

The training will be facilitated by Dr. Erin Richman, a Professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville, with an appointment in Psychology. Professor Richman is a member of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), and was a Junior Scholar for the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD).

As a developmental psychologist, her area of expertise focuses on the development of self-concept and well-being in children and adolescents. She received her BA in Psychology in 1993 from the University of Central Florida and her Doctorate and Masters degrees also in Psychology from The University of Georgia in 2001 and 1997, respectively. She has been a faculty member at the University of North Florida and at Agnes Scott College

This program is supported in part by the Northeast Florida Healthy Start Coalition with funding from U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau under the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) (Grant No. 90AK0011-01-00). The training is organized by the Jacksonville Children’s Commission and the Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network (JASMYN).