Meeting Archive:
Integrating Issues: Sexual Violence Prevention and Comprehensive Health Education

Meeting Description:

Sexual assault and teen dating violence prevention education are critical to successful academic and health outcomes for youth. However, when schools and communities must prioritize limited resources, these topics often get lost. This facilitated discussion will explore how to maximize resources and promote violence prevention programs within the contexts of the state statute that supports comprehensive sexuality education (House Bill 1292) as well as the state academic content standards for comprehensive health education.  We will discuss strategies to use these guidelines to build stronger cross-issue collaborations, and the role of community-based organizations in making curriculum recommendations to school districts. 

Date: Wed, Feb 16, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM MST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Host(s): Alexa Priddy
 Presenter Information
Lisa Olcese

Lisa Olcese is an activist, trainer, and communications specialist who previously served as the Education Director with Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence for 9 years, where she oversaw a K-12 violence prevention program in the Boulder Valley School District. She is currently the Executive Director of The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition of organizations and individuals who work to improve the academic and health outcomes among Colorado youth by ensuring that all young people have access to science-based, comprehensive, medically-accurate, culturally relevant and age-appropriate sexuality education, information and resources.

Sandi Lyman

Sandi Lyman is the Organizing Director for The Healthy Colorado Youth Alliance. In addition to her current work to increase access to quality, comprehensive sexual health education throughout the state, Sandi has worked for years on increasing access to health care, fighting for women’s equality and even worked as a sexual health educator. Sandi specializes in organizing communities to create a critical mass of support in order to effect change.