Providing Age-Appropriate Sexual Health Education

Course Fee:
Course Overview:

Erica Neuman, MS, Senior Trainer, Essential Access Health
Nicole Ressa, Senior Director of Community Education and Training, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles

People who receive accurate and age-appropriate sexual health education throughout their lives have better sexual and reproductive health outcomes and healthier, more respectful relationships. Age-appropriate sex education helps youth make healthier decisions and develop into sexually healthy adults. Introducing the concept of reproductive life planning at early ages can motivate youth to delay sexual intercourse and to use more effective, long-term contraception when they do decide to have sex.

This online course will cover how community and school-based educators, teachers, and parents can provide comprehensive, medically accurate sex education from birth through adulthood. Specific topics for each developmental stage will be covered. Helpful online resources like Essential Access Health’s Talk with Your Kids Timeline + Tips are also reviewed.

Course Structure:
This is an e-learning course with multiple video presentation modules which can be viewed online via phone, tablet or computer, at your own pace and as often as you like. After the video modules are viewed, informational quiz taken and training evaluation completed, you will have access to an Educator's Toolkit and the Continuing Education Application.

Bonus Material:

  • Informational Quiz for participants to test their knowledge after viewing all course video modules
  • Educator's Toolkit to help school and community-based educators provide age-appropriate sex education
  • Periodic LIVE Chat Question and Answer session with the presenter, Erica Neuman or other Subject Matter Experts (dates and times TBD)

Who should attend?

  • Health + Sexuality Educators
  • School + Community-Based Educators
  • Counselors + Social Workers
  • Youth Educators
  • Family Planning Staff
  • School Nurses + Teachers
  • Child Development Students + Professionals
Course Objectives:

After this online course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact sexual and reproductive health education can have on human sexual development
  • List a broad range of human sexuality topics that can be taught
  • Identify strategies for facilitating sexual and reproductive health learning with different age groups
  • Access expert recommended resources and tools for providing age-appropriate and medically accurate sexual and reproductive health education

Additional Information:

Course Completion Time:
Approx. 55 minutes viewing video clips + 5 minutes to complete knowledge quiz.

Continuing Education:
The course fee includes CEU processing (Nursing = 1.2; CHES = 1.0; CPH = 1.0).

If you are a California school teacher, send us an email to request a discount code for a reduced registration fee ($15).
Note: you must have a free online learning portal account so that your job title and school name can be verified before sending you the discount code.

If you need to register another person, a group of your staff and/or if you cannot pay online with a credit card:

Registration for Another Person or a Group:
1. Each person you are registering must first set up their free learning portal account,
2. Email us the first and last name(s) and email address(es) for each registrant (must be the same info they used to create their learning portal account),
3. Contact the for payment arrangements.

Registration Payment by Check, Money Order (MO) or Purchase Order (PO): Please contact the Learning Exchange customer service staff via email at or by calling 213.386.5614, x4580 for registration instructions and payment arrangements.

Cancellation Policy:
No refunds and no credit will be provided for non-completions.

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