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How Sex Education Training Videos Can Be More Inclusive

Author: Dfusion (United States)
Author Contact: dfusioninc.com
Published: 2nd Dec 2022 - Updated: 5th Jan 2023
Peer-Reviewed Publication: Yes
DOI: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/15248399221139300
Additional References: Education and LGBT Publications

Summary: The article explores several lessons learned about inclusivity during formative research and video production efforts.

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LGBTQIA2S+

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual, Two-Spirit with the + indicating other identities not listed.

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Using LGBTQIA2S+ Inclusive Practices When Filming Sex Education Training Videos: Lessons Learned.

Sexuality education often fails LGBTQIA2S+ students, few of whom report ever receiving inclusive education at school. Yet sexuality education classrooms have the potential to be safe, affirming, and inclusive spaces if educators receive training to develop inclusion skills.

Enter SkillFlix for Educators, a streaming video training platform created to improve educators' skills in facilitating sexuality education to youth, regardless of the curriculum. Developed by social science R&D firm dfusion inc. (Scotts Valley, CA), Skillflix for Educators offers short training videos filmed on a simulated classroom set using professional actors and film crew.

In a newly published article for Health Promotion Practice, the dfusion research team notes that the goal of inclusivity informed all aspects of the video shoot, from drafting of scripts, scenes, and characters to the actors hired and the props used on set.

The article explores several lessons learned about inclusivity during their formative research and video production efforts. Important insights came from both LGBTQIA2S+ expert advisors to the project and LGBTQIA2S+ actors and production staff hired for the videos. Three key lessons are described:

Behind the scenes at the SkillFlix video production shoot - Image Credit: dfusion, inc.Behind the scenes at the SkillFlix video production shoot - Image Credit: dfusion, inc.

SkillFlix for Educators

SkillFlix for Educators is currently being evaluated in a randomized controlled trial. The Skillflix for Educators project (9/30/2020 to 08/31/2023) is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Grant Number: 1R44HD102288-01A1.

Citation:

Barrett M, Laris BA, Firpo-Triplett R, Kuhn T. Using LGBTQIA2S+ Inclusive Practices When Filming Sex Education Training Videos: Lessons Learned. Health Promotion Practice. 2022;0(0). doi:10.1177/15248399221139300b.

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• (APA): Dfusion (United States). (2022, December 2). How Sex Education Training Videos Can Be More Inclusive. SexualDiversity.org. Retrieved January 30, 2023 from www.sexualdiversity.org/edu/1107.php


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