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October 16th-17, This SAR will provide an introduction to the effects of colonization in North America on modern day American human sexuality. This course will explore historically relevant events and trends that created lasting, and at times, detrimental consequences on our sexualities. Together we will examine historical sexual traumas and learn how we as therapist, counselors, and educators, have the potential to uphold harmful hierarchical binarisms through westerncentric cisheteropatriarchal practices. This SAR will cover a variety of sexuality topics from age to disability from a social justice lens, inclusive of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The course will include opportunities for self-exploration of existing messages and beliefs around sexuality, experiential learning activities, group discussions, and critical analysis of some of America’s common and most acceptable sexual practices. It will promote using an antiracist framework and using decolonial practices. This SAR meets requirements for AASECT the impending changes that require it to be 14 hours and include DEI.

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This virtual three hour workshop, worth 3 AASECT CE's, will explore the history of menstruation from the 1800s to today. As they go through the history of menstruation and period products, the presenters will also discus menstrual equity as it relates to race and the transgender community. Presenters will also offer a lesson plan and resources that can be implemented with adolescents. They will discuss and educate attendees about a variety of menstrual care options from pads to reusable panties. This workshop will incorporate the use of large group discussion, videos, and power point. 

Presented by Kristen Lilla LCSW, CST-S, CSE-S and Anne Mauro LMFT, DHS, CST. 

Kristen Lilla LCSW, CST-S, CSE-S (she/they) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Educator, and AASECT Certified Supervisor from Nebaska. Kristen is a queer feminist working in private practice. She is also the co-author of Vaginas and Periods 101: A Pop-Up Book and author of Boxes and How We Fill Them: A Basic Guide to Sexual Awareness. www.kristenlilla.com

Anne Mauro, LMFT, DHS, CST, CSE (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Couples and Family Therapist, Clinical Sexologist, and American Association Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) Certified Sex Therapist and (AASECT) Certified Sex Educator. She has earned her M.A from Antioch University Seattle and a Doctorate of Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Her private practice, Mending Connections, in Tacoma, Washington specializes in couples counseling and sex therapy. In addition to her private practice, Anne is currently adjunct facility at Antioch University Seattle, where she teaches her favorite subject: Human Sexuality. She also created a course titled Colonization and Sex. www.mendingmyconnections.com