Students for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
About the Collaborative

The Collaborative for Comprehensive School-Age Health

The Collaborative for Comprehensive School-Age Health (the Collaborative) is a network of more than 25 public and private partners in Greater Cleveland working to promote access for adolescents and young adults to medically accurate, age and culturally appropriate reproductive health education. The Collaborative provides a venue for strategic public policy education and activism, professional development, and community technical assistance in its pursuit of greater access to evidence-based comprehensive sexuality education for children and youth in northeast Ohio.

What's Happening

*FREE* Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed
Upcoming dates for more FREE training sessions will be posted soon.

Cohort of Trainers Selected for Foundations Training
The Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed one-day training covers important skills, including climate building in the classroom, understanding state and local sex education policies, experiential learning as a pedagogical approach, values exploration, managing personal disclosure, and handling challenging questions and harassing comments. Foundations also offers optional half-day modules, including: Cultural proficiency, LGBTQ inclusion, trauma-informed approaches, and facilitation skills for common sex education strategies. Our Collaborative for Comprehensive School Age Health Cohort of Trainers is here to help! Contact Coordinator, Shaina Munoz, with inquiries.

Cohort of Trainers:

Ashley Underwood

Patients to Advocates (collaborative of NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, New Voices Cleveland, Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, and Preterm)

Erin Lark

Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Brynne Presser

Columbus Public Health

Kimberly Fuller

Cleveland State University

Chelsea Varnum

Columbus Public Health

Julie Patterson

Silver Creek Strategies, LLC

Shaina Munoz

The Collaborative For Comprehensive School-Age Health

2018 Collaborative Meetings
Meetings of the Collaborative are held quarterly at Trinity Cathedral. Upcoming meetings:

  • Thursday, June 14, 2018 *extended meeting*
    * 2:00 – 5:00pm at Trinity Cathedral Conference Room A/B (note earlier start time*)
  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
    3:00 – 5:00pm at Trinity Cathedral
  • Thursday, December 6, 2018
    3:00 – 5:00pm at Trinity Cathedral




April 2018

Dear Collaborative Members,

*Please note, the June Collaborative meeting date has changed to June 14 and the time will be extended to 2pm–5pm to include additional educational presentations. More information coming soon.

In 2018, we would like to include more news from member organizations. Please send program updates, events, and other pertinent information to by the 20th of each month to be included in the Collaborative Voice.

In the Nation

New study finds parents of LGBTQ young people have a hard time talking with them about sex. Read here

The link between sex education and sexual assault.Read here

Race isn’t a risk factor in maternal health. Racism is.Read here

In Research

Adolescent to adult HIV health care transition from the perspective of adult providers. Read here

Oral cancer and HPV in men.Read here

In the State

Federal appeals court declares Ohio’s effort to defund Planned Parenthood unconstitutional. Read here

The Transforming Care Conference is accepting abstracts for 2018.Read here

Collaborative Business

2018 Meetings: June 14, 2pm–5pm | September 6, 3pm–5pm | December 6, 3pm–5pm

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