Sociologist Amy Schalet receives Award for Excellence in Sexuality Education
Amy Schalet, associate professor of Sociology, received the Healthy Teen Network’s Carol Mendez Cassell Award for Excellence in Sexuality Education at the group’s annual awards luncheon on Oct. 17 in Minneapolis.
Pat Paluzzi, the president and CEO of the Healthy Teen Network, says Schalet was selected for the award based on nominations from educators from across the country.
Schalet is the author of "Not Under My Roof: Parents, Teens, and the Culture of Sex." In the book, Schalet compares attitudes about teen sexuality of parents in the Netherlands and the U.S. Her research shows that Dutch parents have a more open view of teen sexuality than their U.S. counterparts and she notes that teen pregnancy and rates of sexually transmitted diseases are much lower in the Netherlands.