Session One: Puberty Best Practices
This is part of the Sexual Health Education Best Practices Series.
The focus of session 1 is on inclusive and effective strategies for teaching young learners about all types of changes. General best practices for teaching about puberty will be reviewed. Puberty Education Toolkit will be shared with participants.
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Upon completion of this activity, participants will be better able to:
- Describe three techniques to create an inclusive and affirming learning environment
- List three physical, three social, and three emotional changes that occur during puberty
- Describe the importance of teachers’ maintaining professional boundaries when teaching sex education
- Demonstrate and describe inclusive and affirming language
- Explain how gender identity and gender expression are distinct from each other and sexual orientation
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SPEAKERS and PLANNING COMMITTEE
Margaret Burch, MS, RN, NCSN; Western Regional School Nurse Consultant (Berkshire/Franklin)
Veronica Webb Barrett, MSN, MA Ed Psych, RN, HNB-BC Western Regional School Nurse Consultant
Emily Gillon, MS Program Speaker
All speakers and members of the planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
The faculty members do not discuss the unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product.
Accredited Provider Disclosures
Michael Burk, Senior Operations Manager, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Nursing Contact Hours: 2.00 contact hours, of which 0 are eligible for pharmacology credit.
- 2.00 ANCC
- 2.00 Participation
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