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In a recent study of Mississippi sex education teachers, over 75% of teachers surveyed said they wanted more professional development and online resources to effectively teach sex education (Center for Mississippi Health Policy, 2015).

  • Teen Health Mississippi currently offers free online professional development workshops through our partnership with Answer, a national sex education program of Rutgers University. These online workshops help instructors increase their baseline knowledge on adolescent sexual health issues and comfort and preparedness in teaching sex education. These workshops are offered for FREE to instructors trained on a CHART curriculum and allow instructors to set their own pace while learning content and skills that will help them more effectively teach sex education.
  • Teen Health Mississippi offers training webinars that were created in collaboration with Focus4Teens and CAI-Cicatelli Associates, Inc. These webinars are available at any time and are free and open to the public. They provide training on minors’ rights and confidentiality, best practices in sexual reproductive health services, and child abuse reporting in Mississippi.
  • Mississippi University for Women’s (The W) Professional Learning Academy has partnered with The W’s Department of Health and Kinesiology and Mississippi First to offer a Sexual Health Educator Certificate through a series of Continuing Education Courses. For detailed information about the course, check out the program flyer.
    • Each six-week course is completely online and self-paced through Outreach & Innovation’s Professional Learning Academy.
      • Introduction to Sexual Health Education in Mississippi
      • Multi-Cultural Aspects of Sexual Health Education
      • Teaching Safe Sex Practices in the Classroom
      • Common Issues Associated with Teaching Sexual Health Education (Beginning July 2017)
      • Teaching Methods of Sexual Health Education (Beginning July 2017)
    • Two additional online courses will be announced Spring 2017 with in-person trainings being announced as they become available. Registration is now open for this amazing opportunity.  If you have any questions, please email pl@muw.edu or call 662.241.6101. Course are $59/each and are non-refundable. 

More online training and professional development opportunities for sexual health educators will be added soon.