Sexuality education conference takes place April 5

The lead health education specialist from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will speak in Augusta on April 5 at the seventh annual Comprehensive Sexuality Education Conference.

The conference takes place at the Augusta Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

In her keynote address, Elizabeth Haller will examine the impact of sexually risky behaviors on academic success. Other speakers will discuss some of the most commonly used technology available to young people and how unrestricted use can change the ways young people experience healthy relationships.

The conference is designed for teachers, school nurses, health professionals, parents and others. The cost to register is $50.

Contact Jean Zimmerman at the Maine Department of Education for more information and to register. She can be reached by phone at 207-624-6687 or by email at jean.zimmerman@maine.gov.