New: Parent & (Pre)Teen Workshops
For children and youth to be raised in a sex positive community, we need the parents and grandparents to be educated.
My business tag line, “Educating Ourselves, Educating Our Kids”, directly supports this goal.
So, who needs to be educated in sexual health education? Bus drivers, custodians, principals, (foster) parents, E.A.s, grandparents raising grandchildren, CYCWs, Indigenous Support people, daycare providers, doctor and nurses to name just a few. With this in mind, my business model was completely revamped over a 6-month time period with my business coach and manager.
Today, when working with a client, there is a three-step process that I follow: First, the parent(s)/care provider(s) must view a training video from my shop. Second, one of my books is purchased for the client and, finally, private or group sessions are booked. Due to my insurance restrictions, I am unable to see a client alone if they are under 16. Following this process allows for maximum retention of the material. Some of the material is completed with me and some is completed at home, which helps foster a team approach.
Due to COVID-19, most of my work is done on Zoom. For many clients, this is working out well. For me, it allows me to interact with the parents/caregiver, social worker and/or behaviour interventionist. The more people who take part in the sessions, the better. The more we all know, the more effectively we can support the client.
I have created a four-part series for adults to be able to learn alongside their (pre)teen or client. This is the first time I have offered something like this and I am really excited about it.
Below are the courses, times and dates.
A Four-Part Sexual Health Education Series for (Pre) Teens and Adults
Talking to (Pre) Teens About Consent (ON ZOOM)
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Consent is a life skill that should be practice long before it has anything to do with sex.
In this workshop you will learn about:
1. The Age of Consent for Sexual Activity
2. The four criteria of consent.
3. Discuss 4 common scenarios in youth's lives.
This Consent workshop is for anyone who works with or raises kids ages 6-18.
(Pre) teens 12+ can attend accompanied by an adult.
Talking to (Pre) Teens About Pornography (ON ZOOM) Thursday, February 25, 2021 6:30 pm.
It is not about if your child/children will view pornography, it is about when.
Schools and families must intentionally filter out inappropriate sexual images so that they are not viewed by children. Nearly 50% of children who see pornography by accident say they can't forget that first image. According to a 2018 study in NZ, entitled Youth and Porn, 25% of kids under 12 have accessed pornography. The largest group of viewers of internet pornography is children 12-17. The biggest problem with our kids seeing pornography isn't that it's about sex, but that it's about unrealistic sex. Want to learn more about the long-term impacts of pornography viewing? Want to learn how to talk to your kids? Then this workshop is for you!
This Talking to (Pre)Teens workshop is for anyone who works with or raises kids ages 6-18. (Pre) teens 12+ can attend accompanied by an adult.
Talking to (Pre) Teens About Sexting (ON ZOOM) Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:30 p.m.
Sexting refers to the sending of sexual messages, photos or videos using a mobile device.
In this workshop, you will learn about...
1. Why would someone ask someone to send them a nude?
2. Why would someone send a nude?
3. What are the risks to sending nudes?
4. What are the legalities for taking, sharing or storing nudes?
5. How to reduce risk.
This Talking about Sexting workshop is for anyone who works with or raises kids ages 6-18. (Pre) teens 12+ can attend accompanied by an adult.
How to Talk to (Pre) Teens About Gender and Sexual Orientation (ON ZOOM) Thursday, April 22, 2021 6:30 p.m. Let's celebrate diversity!
In this workshop, you will learn about:
1. What gender is and what gender is not?
3. Gender Expression
4. Biological Sex
5. Sexual Orientation
6. The Gender Unicorn
This Gender workshop is for anyone who works with or raises kids ages 6-18. (Pre) teens 12+ can attend accompanied by an adult.
Download our free resource Tips for Parents. And for more information or guidance, check out our course Creating a Culture of Childhood Protection in our Shop.