Students for Comprehensive Sexuality Education
About the Collaborative

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
More FREE training sessions offered!

October 5 and 6 – "Core Skills Plus" in Columbus Register Here

  • Day 1 is the full-day core skills training for sex ed.
  • Day 2 is LGBTQ inclusive sex ed.

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

Bridjetta Y. Levison

May Dugan Center/MomsFirst Adolescent Component

Rhonda Scharf

Cleveland Metroplitan School District

Julie Patterson

Silver Creek Strategies, LLC

Annie Krol

NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio

Shaina Munoz

The Collaborative For Comprehensive School-Age Health

2017 Collaborative Meetings
Meetings of the Collaborative are held quarterly at Trinity Cathedral. Upcoming meetings:

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017
    3:00 – 5:00pm at Trinity Cathedral




September 28, 2017

In the Nation:

  1. People have multiple abortions-and stigmatizing them is counterproductive. Read here
  2. Studies have shown that greater access to birth control can be a valuable tool in slowing global warming. Read here
  3. North Carolina public schools average only 1 school nurse per 1,086 students, well below the recommended school-nurse-to-student ratio. Read here

In Research:

  1. How can pediatricians play a role in reducing bullying among LGBTQ youth? Read here

In the Region:

  1. On September 30, 2017, Black women in all their diversity will march at the center of the March for Racial Justice in the March for Black Women in Washington, D.C. Read here

Collaborative Business:

  • 2017 Collaborative Meetings: December 7, 3-5pm, Trinity Cathedral
  • Mark your Calendars! 2018 Collaborative Meeting Dates: March 1, June 7, September 6, December 6. All meetings are held from 3-5pm.
  • Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed. Plus LGBTQ Inclusive Sex Ed. October 5 and 6, 2017, Columbus. Register here

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