Providing Support for Sex Education in New York City Public Schools
Teachers College Sex EDucation Initiative for Middle & High School Teachers*
Held on the Teachers College, Columbia University campus, this fully-funded program consists of a teacher training pilot program on sex education with an explicit focus on Reproductive Identity & Intentional Family Formation (RIIFF). This training centers on supporting adolescent development of decision-making and perspective-taking skills as it pertains to pregnancy prevention and family planning. Participants learn from content area experts and experiential workshops to explore their own personal and community values and norms to then similarly engage students. A supplemental core skills training on the foundations of sex education will be provided. Vouchers will be included to purchase customized instructional materials relevant for their classroom and context.
*This initiative of Teachers College, Columbia University is made possible by the generous support of the Edlow Family.