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Lori Reichel

she/her/hers  |  Author, Educator  |  Michigan, US

About

Lori is a passionate health educator who knows how to connect with children and youth, administrators, and parents and caregivers. It’s not too difficult to get in front of a group of children and list off a set of health facts. But how do you give children some of the most important tools and facts of their life? The tools and facts they need to stay with them long after they have grown up? The tools and facts that can set them up for a life of health and happiness and healthy relationships? The tools and facts that can literally mean the difference between wellness and sickness, life and death? And how do you do this in a manner that supports positive values and beliefs? Lori Reichel knows the answers to these questions. A nationally recognized and innovative health educator, she has successfully provided these tools and facts in age- and developmentally-appropriate ways for almost 30 years.

Purpose

My purpose is to provide tools for families and teachers on overall health education, yet may passion is for the topic of healthy communication about sexuality. I have been involved in education for 30 years.

Expertise

how to connect with families with younger children (elementary school) and parents/community members; how to update school curriculum to be aligned with National Health Education Standards and the National Sexuality Education Standards; also the SEA community members may be invited to be on the Puberty Prof Podcast

Books

Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty

Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty provides simple answers to basic questions people of all ages wonder about, as well as recommendations for how to have conversations. In addition, enclosed are the “PUBERTY CHIT CHAT CARDS” to help adults and children begin conversations in a fun and interactive manner!

Tools for Teaching Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education

A hands-on resource filled with interactive activities to engage students’ thinking and skill development. This book contains ready-to-use lesson plans referencing both the National Sexuality Education Standards and the National Health Education Standards, and is arranged into chapters by the seven topic areas outlined in the National Sexuality Education Standards.

Podcasts

The Puberty Prof

Interested in learning or remembering about what happens during puberty and adolescence? Then listen to the Puberty Prof Podcast with Lori Reichel, a nationally recognized health educator. Perfect for listening as a family, in a car, and anytime you have a few minutes.

Apps

TALK Puberty App

The TALK Puberty app is a simple tool to help families and teachers have conversations on the topic of puberty and adolescence. Research has shown that parents and teachers want ways to start and continue conversations with their children and students on basic growing up topics. The TALK Puberty app was created to prompt these conversations.