Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference

2020 Conference Information


15th Annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference  

Cultivating a Culture of Consent

Friday, April 3, 2020, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

8:00 am to 3:00 pm, $60 fee ($30 student rate)

Jules Purnell, Keynote Speaker 

Consent Post – #MeToo

Jules Purnell (they/them) is a mixed race POC, non-binary, and queer educator and consultant living outside of Philadelphia. Jules has been engaged in education and activism around sexuality, gender, and pleasure since 2010. A graduate of University of Southern Maine’s Women and Gender Studies program and Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality, they currently work for Muhlenberg College as the Associate Director of Prevention Education. At Muhlenberg, they are primarily tasked with developing  campus-wide strategies in order to prevent sexual, gender-based, and intimate partner violence. They have trained and overseen Peer Education sex education groups at both the high school and college level and have taught in special education and mainstream classrooms for middle and high school students. Jules has been featured on podcasts such as Sex Ed In Color and Take Back Your Sex and will be published in the forthcoming new edition of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves on sexual violence prevention. julespurnell.com

Networking with Educators and Youth-Serving Professionals 

Conference attendees will have opportunities throughout the day to connect with others doing similar work who are committed to comprehensive sexuality education for Maine youth.

A Variety of Skill-Building Workshops 

This year’s conference will feature workshops on a wide range of topics related to comprehensive sexuality education while integrating the theme of consent. Workshop topics include lgbtqia+ inclusiveness, healthy relationships, youth leadership, safer sexting, teaching consent, creating a positive school culture, and providing sexual health services to youth.

Plenary and Exhibitors 

Join us for a glimpse at the programming offered by Speak About It as they use theater as a platform for engaging young people about consent, boundaries, and healthy relationships. Gather materials and make connections with other prevention organizations in Maine through our many exhibitors who bring their resources and expertise to the conference.

This conference is designed for teachers, school nurses, counselors, administrators, prevention and care providers, health professionals, community health and prevention educators, and others who are committed to comprehensive sexuality education for youth of all ages.

For more information, email training@mainefamilyplanning.org

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