Kate Greenberg, MA, CHES
In 2007, I started School Health Solutions to bring relevant, candid and empathic puberty and sexuality education to New York City public schools. When I was an undergraduate student, I was studying secondary education and serving as a TA in a Human Sexuality course. I found that candid sexuality education was missing in the public schools I was visiting as part of my coursework, and there was a need for children and adolescents to have age appropriate and relevant information about their bodies, gender identity and sexuality.
I received a BS in Education at Indiana University, an MA in Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and I'm a Certified Health Education Specialist (C.H.E.S.) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. I was the Director of Wellness and Health Education at Lehman College from 2007 to 2011, and prior to that I was the Youth Development Specialist of the Teen Choice Program at Inwood House in New York City, working with children and teens around issues of self-esteem, sexuality, pregnancy prevention, and HIV/STI prevention. I also served as the Maternal Health and Parenting Specialist at Inwood House, working with pregnant teens and teen mothers on healthy decision-making during pregnancy and as parents. As a graduate student I was an HIV Pre-and-Post Test Counselor at the Gay Health Advocacy Project at Columbia University, and provided health counseling and safer sex education to Columbia University community members who came to Health Services for HIV testing.
My goal in working with children is to help them become informed, empathic, and as comfortable and confident as possible as they navigate the physical, emotional, and social changes of childhood and adolescence. My goal in working with parents is to give them the tools and language they need when talking with their kids about sex, sexuality, puberty and gender, and to support parents by continuing to provide tools as they navigate sensitive conversations about sexuality with their children.