Sex Education for Interpreters

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Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Kayna Plaisted
Agency Assistant: Gail Jankowski 612-638-1522
Location: Metro ECSU
2 Pine Tree Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Facility: Metro ECSU Training Room - Level 1
2/4/2020 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Sex Education for Interpreters

Date:  February 4, 2020
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.   (4:15 registration check-in begins)
Fee:  $15.00 (includes light supper)

Workshop description:

This workshop will prepare interpreters to address awkward, embarrassing, and uncomfortable situations appropriately in ways that do not interrupt Deaf student's ability to fully receive information. Participants will exercise their sexuality education interpreting skills, which will cover topics such as birth control, sexually transmitted infections, HIV, relationships, and more. Participants will also learn appropriate and effective tools to aid in becoming more comfortable with interpreting sexuality content.


Bethany Gehman, M.Ed., an AASECT certified sexuality educator, has more than six years of experience in providing sexuality education and professional training. She is currently working as a sexuality educator and manager at Family Tree Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota. Bethany provides sexual health education for people of all ages, conducts professional training, and promotes affirming and comprehensive sexuality education in Deaf K-12 academic programs. She also conducts sexuality interpreting trainings in order for interpreters to provide better access for the Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late-Deafened communities. She strives to connect with the community through her educational videos and interactions during her workshops / training. She is a firm believer that advocacy and education cannot happen without genuine connections. When Bethany is not busy with her community work, she creates high-quality and accessible American Sign Language YouTube videos on sexuality. Learn more about Bethany at

CEU Hours: 2 hours/ .2 CEUS RID hours

Sponsored by Regional Low Incidence Projects - Region 11

This training is funded with a grant from MDE using federal funding, CFDA 84.027A, Special Education - Grants to States. This event does not necessarily represent the policy of the federal Department of Education or the state Department of Education. You should not assume endorsement by the federal or state government.

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.