2017 Sexuality Education Conference

Working with Youth on the Margins

April 7, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017
Augusta Civic Center
8:30 am to 3:30 pm

$60 conference fee includes lunch.  Register Here

This year our plenary speaker will be Nicole Manganelli, Director of the Maine Youth Action Network(MYAN).

Beyond Cultural Competence: Building Youth Power & Supporting Youth Leadership

Nicole Manganelli has fourteen years of experience with anti-oppression education alongside young people, adults, and school systems across Maine. In this plenary, Nicole will pose some questions and offer ideas for adults who work with young people who are directly impacted by racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and other  -isms, and will note several best practices for working equitably with young folks. Participants will then hear young adult leaders discuss their first-hand experiences with what works to build accessible, effective youth programs that lift up the voices of young people.

We're thrilled to have Nicole speak at our conference this year!

Workshop options will include: 

  • Challenging Conversations 2.0
  • Homeless Youth & the Increased Risk of Human Trafficking
  • Who's Listening? The Role of Trusted Adults in the Lives of Youth on the Margins
  • My Life My Choice Program
  • Understanding Trans & Gender Expansive Youth
  • LGBTQ+ 101
  • Contraceptive Care for Teens
  • Using a Trauma-Informed Approach to Create Safety in Sexual Health Education
  • Thriving Relationships and Sexuality for People of All Abilities


This conference is designed for teachers, school nurses, administrators, prevention and care providers, health professionals, community health planners, counselors, staff from community-based organizations, social workers and public health staff.

The conference is sponsored by: Maine Family Planning, Maine Department of Education, Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence, New Beginnings, Health Equity Alliance, and the University of Maine, Farmington.