Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar (SECS) – formerly the Sexuality Education Certification Series

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Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar (SECS) – formerly the Sexuality Education Certification Series

December 15, 2015 @ 9:30 am - December 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm

It has been a whirlwind for us this fall, and with only two trainings left in the calendar year, we’re getting excited for all that 2016 has to bring. We have just released our SECS dates through June, and we’ll be bringing one to Springfield in May. Our team is hiring a peer education facilitator for the Boston area (which you can learn about below!), and Get Real is continuing to expand nationally. Things are moving quickly around here!Below, you’ll find information on all of that and more. While you’re at it, check out our other education programs – such as the Get Real Teen Council and our parent education team – over at If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at We look forward to working with you!


Sexuality Education Cornerstone Seminar (SECS) – formerly the Sexuality Education Certification Series  
SECS is our most popular training opportunity for foundational sexuality education. Participants develop the knowledge, skills, and comfort needed to deliver information and answer questions related to sexuality. Each session of this lively, interactive, 3-day seminar combines discussion and hands-on practical experience in specific subject areas. SECS is designed for educators of all experience levels and backgrounds, and provides a basic foundation of knowledge for participants to share sexuality and sexual health information with their populations.

Participants of this course are able to:

  • Identify key elements of effective sexuality education.
  • Define harm reduction theory as it relates to imparting information related to sexuality education.
  • Describe the role of facts versus values, attitudes, and beliefs in teaching and learning about sexuality education.
  • Discuss key sexual health topics.
  • List 3 vetted resources for information on sexual health topics.
  • Facilitate interactive lessons for a variety of topics in sexuality education.
  • Implement teaching strategies that address diverse learning styles and experiences.
  • Answer questions related to sexuality in a non-judgmental, inclusive, and comprehensive manner.

A certificate of participation is given upon successful completion and evaluation of the three day seminar. Please visit our recent updated Professional Training page to find our FAQs. If you have any additional questions, please email or call 617-616-1600 x1938

Upcoming Trainings: Trainings run from 9:30-4:00 each day

Get Real Training of the Educator
Our results are in – and Get Real: Comprehensive Sex Education That Works is proven to be effective in delaying sex! This training is offered to teachers who are using Get Real in their schools. For information on these results, training, and to find out how to purchase Get Real for your school or organization, please visit If you have any additional questions, please email or call 617-616-1600 x1938.

Upcoming Trainings

Middle School
March 3-4
Boston, MA

High School
March 15-16
Boston, MA

Let’s Be Honest and Seamos Honestos: Training of the Trainer
Do you want to help the parents in your community feel more prepared to be the primary sexuality educators of their children? Attend a Training of the Trainer for Let’s Be Honest, in English or Spanish, and bring the curriculum, activities, and resources back to your organization! For more information on scheduling a Let’s Be Honest or Seamos Honestos training for your organization, contact or call 617-616-1658.

For information on PPLM’s other education and training programs, please email or call us at 617-616-1672.


The Protections Methods Demonstration Kit
The Kit is available to purchase! For just $110, you’ll get the most comprehensive resource for teaching about contraception and protection methods, contained in a heavy duty, clear plastic case designed for portability. Each kit contains a variety of demonstration and placebo methods to provide visuals for those learning about safe sex and sexual health. For more information and to place an order for The Kit, please visit the PPLM websitedownload this form, or email

The Parent Buzz/El Boletín Para Padres eNewsletter
When it comes to sex and sexuality, are you looking for more resources to give to parents? The Parent Buzz features tips for talking with kids about sex and sexuality; up-to-date information on issues dealing with developmentally appropriate sexuality topics; adolescent sexual behavior; useful web, phone and book resources; and suggested answers to typical questions youth may ask.The Parent Buzz is sent directly to your inbox every other month, and it’s now available in Spanish, too! Sign up to get The Parent Buzz or El Boletín Para Padres here!


Peer Education Facilitator 
The Peer Education Facilitator is responsible for facilitating the Get Real Teen Council (GRTC) program in Boston. The GRTC is a group of 10th-12th grade high school students who focuses on educating peers, families and communities about human sexuality and healthy decision making, and inspires teens to use their voices to become advocates. The Facilitator trains and supports Get Real Teen Council members in leading sex education workshops in a variety of venues, and works to build and maintain relationships with local schools, after-school programs, and educational community partners. The Facilitator also collaborates with internal stakeholders to promote PPLM’s role in Massachusetts’ education and health services programs.

Interested in working for Planned Parenthood? Please find the current job opportunities listed here. Interested in volunteering for Planned Parenthood? Please find the current volunteer and internship opportunities listed here.

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December 15, 2015 @ 9:30 am
December 17, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
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