This webinar addresses the connections between sexual violence prevention and comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), with a focus on how CSE can be used as a primary prevention strategy that addresses risk factors for sexual violence perpetration. We will explore the links between state learning standards and risk factors, and discuss how CSE standards address cultural and social norms that contribute to sexual violence. Hands-on work with state standards will increase the ability of educators/prevention specialists to provide relevant school-based education and work effectively with schools. We will finish the webinar with tactics organizations can utilize to increase their engagement with students and schools.
Presented by: ANDREA WESSEL M.A.
Sexual Health Education Program Specialist
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)
Andrea Wessel is a Sexual Health Education Program Specialist at OSPI. Andrea coordinates the School Health Profiles Survey and manages the implementation of Erin’s Law. She also is helping develop the Washington Youth Sexual Health (WYSH) Plan, where she hopes to engage youth in the decision making process. Andrea graduated with her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Washington State University and is passionate about intersectional feminism, anti-oppression work, and centering youth voice.