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43rd Annual Convention; Denver, CO; 2017

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Workshop #W20
CE Offered: BACB
CANCELED: Never Too Late for Sex Ed: A Behavior Analytic Opportunity to Build Your Sexual Knowledge
Thursday, May 25, 2017
4:00 PM–7:00 PM
Hyatt Regency
Area: EDC/CSS; Domain: Service Delivery
CE Instructor: Fawna Stockwell, Ph.D.
WORNER LELAND (Upswing Advocates), FAWNA STOCKWELL (Upswing Advocates)
Description: Sexual stimulation is a primary reinforcer, yet the discussion of human sexuality and sexual behavior is often overlooked or is a source of discomfort for many. Sexual education is often thought to be the burden of the school system, yet portions of American sex education continue to utilize curricula containing distorted information and basic scientific errors (U. S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, 2004). This lack of affirming sex education has led to a population in which people of all ages may have a deficit in their sexual health knowledge. Because of this, their ability to consensually engage in informed sexual behavior is negatively impacted. This workshop provides a sexual education framework that centers consent, knowledge of the human body, sexual safety, and reinforcement-centric sexuality conceptualization. This workshop will equip attendees with scientifically accurate sexual health information that is affirming of all individuals, and will provide practice opportunities for conceptualizing and tailoring this information in ways which may benefit populations they serve. Empirically supported literature and data will be presented where applicable and available, and audience questions and discussion will be welcomed throughout the workshop.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the workshop, the participant will be able to: (1) state the key components of consensual sexual behavior; (2) describe the ways in which the human body's physical characteristics show variability across people; (3) apply strategies to select fact from fiction regarding scientific information on most common fictions specific to sexual health; (4) model the use of barriers used in safer sex practices, such as condoms, utilizing props.
Activities: Workshop objectives will be met through lecture, group discussion, modeling, and guided group practice. Supplemental sexual health and safety materials will be provided to support participant learning.
Audience: This workshop content is geared towards a general population audience and anyone who feels they may benefit from more comprehensive, behavior analytic sexual education; behavior analysts and other educators who have clients who may benefit from more comprehensive, behavior analytic sexual education; behavior analysts and other educators seeking behavior analytic content for sexual education.
Content Area: Practice
Instruction Level: Basic
Keyword(s): consent education, human sexuality, sexual behavior, sexual education



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