In the Spring of 2014, Kelsey attended Options for Sexual Health’s Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) workshop¹ and was amazed at the level of personal development it afforded to folks of all walks of life. After staying connected with Options for Sexual Health as an organization and following their work in promoting accessible and comprehensive sexual health resources across the province, she decided to take the next step in her career. She applied for the Sexual Health Education Certification course (SHEC)² and was accepted for the Spring 2016 semester. Over five months, she and a cohort of 15 teachers, Registered Nurses, writers, activists and educators completed the course component of the program, located at B.C. Women’s Hospital. After graduating from the SHEC program, Kelsey spent three years completing her SHEC practicum, teaching sexual health education to folks of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
In the Spring of 2017, Kelsey began working for Options for Sexual Health as a Clinic Coordinator. In Spring of 2018 she began working as a Facilitator for Real Talk⁶, a sexual health initiative aimed at people with cognitive disabilities and their supporters. In January of 2019, she moved into the role of Real Talk’s Sexual Health Outreach Facilitator. Kelsey completed her practicum and became a Certified Sexual Health Educator in the Fall of 2019..
Kelsey (centre) with Opt B.C.’s Education Coordinator Saira Hansen (left) and
Director of Education Kristen Gilbert (right)
Within the B.C. school system’s current Learning Standards, Kelsey teaches the following topics:
– Gender & Sexuality
– Relationships & Decision Making
– Anatomy & Physiology
– STI/Safer Sex Practices
– Sexuality Across the Lifespan