Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Date(s) - 08/17/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Beyond the Birds and the Bees

Discussing sexual health with young people can be tricky. “Beyond the Birds and Bees” is a two-hour training that focuses on increasing skills around being an “askable adult.” We will discuss statistics and policies in Ohio, the importance of comprehensive and age appropriate sexual health information, and reflect on our own values. We will also practice responding to uncomfortable questions with fact-based answers.

This course will be presented in a virtual live synchronous format in cooperation with trainers affiliated with Lighthouse Academy.  CEU’s are available with course attendance.


Trainer Information:
Tobin Bayless currently serves as the PREP (Personal Responsibility Education Program) Coordinator for Southeast Ohio District 4; building and sustaining coalitions with community partners to positively and inclusively impact the sexual health and behavior of young people ages 14-21. Previously, Tobin worked as a Cultural Competency Workshop Facilitator for a grant program funded by the Attorney General of Ohio. He took part in providing competency trainings to hundreds of youth serving professionals. Tobin has long been a community organizer and avid volunteer with an educational background in Gender and Sexuality Studies, Diversity, and Sociology. He possesses a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction. Tobin is a former chair of the local chapter of nationally renowned LGBTQ rights in education non-profit organization, GLSEN.
Michelle Polek is the PREP Training Coordinator at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. She holds a BA from University of Massachusetts Amherst and focused her degree on gender and sexuality studies. Prior to her role at LYFS, Michelle worked for several years in violence prevention programming and also provided trainings related to oppression, LGBTQ cultural competency, and intimate partner violence.
Key Beck is the LGBTQ Training Specialist at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. They hold a BA in French Language and Literature as well as an MA in Anthropology. Prior to their work at LYFS, Key worked in sexual assault/domestic violence prevention. They have provided trainings related to LGBTQ and other diversity topics for over 12 years.