Category Archives: Sexual Health Education

Free FLASH Training

OSPI is are offering two trainings on the Family Life and Sexual Health (FLASH) curriculum. 

July 7, Des MoinesFLASH training for elementary educators – registration deadline is June 27.

July 11, WenatcheeFLASH training for middle school educators, using the newly revised Middle School FLASH – registration deadline is July 1.

This training is a highly interactive and research-based learning process that supports educators with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully use the FLASH program in the classroom. Educators who successfully complete the FLASH learning process walk away with knowledge and skills on:

  • The foundations of sexual health and HIV instruction
  • How to answer sensitive student questions
  • Key concepts to use in teaching the FLASH curriculum
  • Best practices in methodology for teaching key sexuality education topics such as abstinence, puberty, sexual violence prevention, LGBT issues, and more.

This full day training provides 7 free clock hours.

Middle School FLASH is newly revised (June 2016). OSPI has a limited number of free licenses for the on-line versions of both middle and high school FLASH.


for this and other Sexual health and HIV training resources, please go to OSPI.

Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting: Strategies for Education and Prevention Webinar

Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting: Strategies for Education and Prevention | ASHA

A rapidly growing number of girls in the United States, ages 0-15, are at risk of being subjected to Female Genital Mutilation & Cutting (FGM/C), especially in certain metropolitan areas. The Center for Disease Control estimates that over ½ million girls in the U.S. are at risk of being cut – a number that has more tripled in 25 years. This webinar will provide school health professionals and health educators with the essential information needed to understand this practice and the risk to girls and families. The webinar will also give guidance on how to talk to girls and families in a culturally-sensitive way and how to alert authorities of imminent risk. Register today! – See more at:

“Adolescent-Friendly Services: Key Criteria and Assessment Tool

A webinar intended for clinical staff in schools and providers in the community who either provide or refer youth to sexual health services. Presented by Jessica Serrano, MD, Division of Adolescent Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children’s Hospital, it is sponsored by OSPI’s Adolescent Health/School-based Prevention project to promote exemplary sexual health education (ESHE).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.