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Thu, Feb 13


Fred Finch -Training Center

What You Need to Know About Human Sexuality When Working with System Involved Youth and Their Caretakers

Two-day long training! Day 2 ends at 12:30 PM

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What You Need to Know About Human Sexuality When Working with System Involved Youth and Their Caretakers
What You Need to Know About Human Sexuality When Working with System Involved Youth and Their Caretakers

Time & Location

Feb 13, 2020, 9:00 AM – Feb 14, 2020, 4:30 PM

Fred Finch -Training Center, 3800 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA 94602, USA

About the Event

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW

Training Description

**This is a two-day long training. Participants must attend both days. Day 2 ends at 12:30 PM**

In work with system involved youth and their families and caretakers, it is important to facilitate a healthy attitude about sex and sexuality. Many system involved youth have had negative or traumatic sexual experience which may impact their sexuality throughout their lifespan. Learn to understand, identify and talk about sex and sexuality with youth, caregivers, family members and school staff in a way that promotes ease of conversation, healthy decision making and an understanding of consent. Topics to be covered include: anatomy and physiology, sexual identity, sexual diversity, cultural considerations, STDs, birth control, menstruation, talking to youth about sex, sexual functioning, sexual dysfunctions and disorders, sexual consent, healthy relationships, and sex therapy. This course meets the pre-licensure requirements for Human Sexuality, 10 hours, for individuals applying for a license with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of sexual functioning;
  • Explain how at least 8 types of birth control work and the pros and cons of each;
  • Identify the symptoms and treatment methods for at least 4 sexually transmitted infections;
  • Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy sexual functioning;
  • List the elements of a healthy relationships;
  • Explain the process of obtaining sexual consent;
  • Educate clients about the healthy diversity of sexuality;
  • Perform a sexual functioning assessment;
  • Diagnose, address or refer clients who are experiencing sexual dysfunctions.


Day 1

9:00 – 9:15 Introductions

9:15 - 9:30 What is human sexuality

9:30 – 10:00 Sexology

10:00 – 10:45 Anatomy and physiology 

10:45 – 11:00 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

11:00- 12:15 Birth control

12:15 – 12:45 Lunch (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

12:45 – 1:45 STDs/STIs

1:45 – 2:00 Sexual orientation

2:00 – 2:15 Gender identify

2:15 – 2:30 Break (CEUs will not be issued for this time)

2:30 – 3:00 Cultural considerations

3:00 – 4:00 Deciding to engage in sex and talking to kids about sex

4:00 – 4:30 Sexual arousal and response

4:30       Course Evaluations/Adjourn

Day 2 

9:00 – 9:15 Sexual development

9:15 – 9:30 Sex terms and practices

9:30 – 10:30 Sexual dysfunction and disorders

10:30 – 11:00 Sexual violence and abuse

11:00 – 11:30 Sexual history taking

11:30 – 12:30 Sex therapy

12:30        Course Evaluations/Adjourn

Meet Our Trainer

Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for more than twenty-five years. She has taught courses in Human Sexuality, diagnoses, clinical supervision, law and ethics, childhood psychopathology, vicarious traumatization and energy psychology at universities, conferences, and mental-health agencies.

This TWO-DAY course meets the qualifications for (10) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.

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