Please join us for this one day training on High School FLASH. FLASH is a widely used comprehensive sexual health and sexual violence prevention curriculum originally developed by Public Health in Seattle and King County, Washington to prevent teen pregnancy, STIs, and sexual violence. This interactive and highly informative one day training covers the foundations of sexual health and sexual violence prevention instruction, including the FLASH values question protocol and using the FLASH key concepts to answer student questions. Educators will be trained to utilize current best practices and FLASH methodology, including how to teach about the following topics: birth control, abstinence, STDs including HIV, sexual violence prevention, and sexual orientation and gender identity. After attending the training, participants will be able to deliver the FLASH curriculum, answer student questions, and utilize FLASH key concepts. FLASH is designed to be used in public schools, however is also great for non traditional settings such as alternative learning centers, working with at risk youth, shelter settings, etc. FLASH does not require all lessons be covered, topics back be chosen to best fit your audience.
Check in begins at 8:00 a.m. Light snacks and lunch are included in registration fee. Mileage reimbursement is available to member programs traveling over 50 miles, for one car. Maximum mileage reimbursement per program is $150.
All registrants will receive one copy of the high school level FLASH curriculum, valued at $99. If interested in becoming a member please visit: http://www.mncasa.org/become-a-mncasa-member.
Kari Kesler, MA, has been a Family Planning Health Educator with Public Health–Seattle & King County for 14 years, and is a lead author of High School FLASH. Prior to her employment at Public Health, Kari worked as a sexual violence prevention educator and as a college instructor. She has led projects designed to lower teen pregnancy, sexual violence, and STD and HIV rates, including a young men’s outreach program and the creation of a teen specific marketing material. She has delivered sexual health education lessons in elementary, middle and high school classrooms and is also a lead author of the redesigned KNOW curriculum, Washington State’s HIV prevention curriculum.