Mark Huffman is a Certified Sexuality Educator with more than 25 years of experience in educating youth, parents, and professionals about sexuality issues.
He is also a parent of two children who keep him very active in his quest for healthy and effective parenting methods.
He has been helping parents become “askable” about sexuality issues for more than 20 years. He started his work in 1987, when he helped establish a teen peer education theatre troupe, the PG-13 Players, for a chapter of Planned Parenthood. Since then, he has educated thousands of children and youth on a variety of sexuality-related topics, and has trained thousands of professionals and parents on sexuality education skills. He is a Trainer of Facilitators for Our Whole Lives, a curriculum developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs discussing teen sexuality and sexuality education, and has authored a series of articles on family communication for the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential (GCAPP). He is also a co-author of Wonderfully Made: Faith and Sexuality for Ages 10-12.
He holds a B.A. in Human Resources from Eckerd College, and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is certified as a sexuality educator by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).
He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, Georgia.
"I was so impressed with how Mark was able to convey complex information in a completely approachable manner. [The] phrase that he instilled in me five years ago-- "Make yourself an askable parent"--is a constant part of my parenting inner monologue and referenced with my husband and friends on at least a monthly basis."
--Regine A. Webster, Parent
"Your suggestion has stuck with me, about focusing on the tone of what we say: that it's even more important than the content at the moment. In fact, just the other day--years after your session--I found myself using that advice in a Sunday school class with other parents."
--Kara Lassen Oliver, Parent, Author: Writing the Journey
"The sessions made a big impact on me and on my faith community and really was just a beginning point for a conversation that has continued on as our children grow."
--Workshop Participant, Belmont UMC, Nashville