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!

September 26, 2017
at Trinity Cathedral – TRAINING IS FULL Email Us for more info.

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




August 31, 2017

In the Nation:

  1. Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program grants cut around the country.Read article
  2. Celebrate Black Breastfeeding Week. Read article
  3. One way a town in Alaska is trying to reduce maternal and infant death. Read article

In Research:

  1. An updated review of the Abstinence Only Until Marriage policies and programs. Read article

In the Region:

  1. One of the many media pieces highlighting the great work of 216Teens and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the need for continued Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programming funding. Read article

Collaborative Business:

  • 2017 Meeting Dates:
    September 7, 3-5pm, Trinity Cathedral
    December 7, 3-5pm, Trinity Cathedral
  • *FREE* Foundations: Core Skills Training for Sex Ed
    September 26, 2017 at Trinity Cathedral. Registration Here

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