In addition to providing continuing education for its members, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Sex Therapists and Counselors offers online training for its members and free courses in public schools. This is part of their education plan to expand their services. They provide materials and information on sex-positive parenting, comprehensive sex therapy and safe sex practices. They also conduct seminars for people who are new to sexual health, such as parents, therapists, couples, college students and other adults interested in sexual health education and counseling.
In addition to these professional workshops, AASECT conducts a short course in January called “Unapologetic Sexuality: Intimate Relationships and Healthy Authenticity”, which address the issue of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis. The course is designed by award winning therapist, Patrick Carnes, PhD, with the help of input from local sex therapists and addiction specialists. Dr. Carnes has treated a wide range of patients with a wide range of sexual disorders, including people struggling with pornography addiction, relationship problems, guilt over child abuse and addiction, and problematic sexual behavior. He is very familiar with the dynamics of treating sexual health issues. According to him, addressing addiction and addressing sexual health need not be limited to professionals only; anyone can benefit from this kind of treatment.
There are many organizations, which support the cause of sex education, but they do not all agree on what should be taught in schools. One organization, the American Association of Sexuality Educators, believes that sex education should be age appropriate. However, most of the sexual education curricula at public schools are still promoting “vulgar” sex and do not emphasize or teach more about human sexuality and relationships. The sexual orientation education curricula does not address bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgendered or transsexual sexual orientation. According to the American Association of Sexuality Educators, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people need special treatment and education.
The American Association of Sexuality Educators is strongly committed to the promotion of sexual health and wellness. It also advocates the promotion of contraceptive information and healthy sexual practices among young adults, adolescents and adults. The organization also supports research and educational efforts related to sexual health and sexual education. Among its other objectives, the group is committed to the achievement of professional standards of practice for teachers, counselors, educators and therapists, and the advancement of the highest standards of professional practice for sexually related health professionals.
The Sexuality, Relationships and Vulnerability section of the AIDS Education and Research Program is focused on the needs of sexual minorities. The Sexuality and Relationships Section of the AIDS Education and Research Program is a component of the Department of Health Services’ Office of AIDS Education. The AIDS Education Program is administered by the National Institutes of Health. The Association also advocates for the rights of sexual minorities and works towards the protection of sexual health. The American Association of Sexuality Educators’, AIDS Education Program and the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Association are the major bodies that comprise the Association.
The Sexuality, Relationships and Vulnerability Section of the American Association of Sexuality Educators’, AIDS Education Program and the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment Association are the major bodies that comprise the Association. The sexual health professions that comprise the sexuality, relationship and vulnerability sections of the AIDS Education Program are the Department of Social Sciences, Marriage and Family Therapy, and the Department of Psychology, Human Services, Labor and Social Service. All these departments are dedicated to sexual health education, counseling and therapy, sexual behavior modification, sexually transmitted diseases, and the prevention of AIDS. The sexual health education and counseling sections of the AIDS Education Program are funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health.
The Association also has aicate a number of publications that deal with a variety of sexual concerns. These include a directory of salons, doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the country, a glossary of terms used in sex therapy, an annual report on human sexuality issues and a handbook on the subject. The glossary of terms, the former, is designed to familiarize people with those terms as well as their meaning in the field of sex therapy. The most recent publication, the glossary and Terms of Reference of the International AIDS Society, is intended to provide a reference for people who are not familiar with terms used in the field. Both these publications are designed to serve the needs of people seeking help with problematic sexual behavior.