Parents. Teachers. Community Educators. Chances are, at some point you will have to talk with young people about sex. How to go from jaw-dropping shock to helpful, knowledgeable responses is the subject of this workshop. In addition to presenting sexual development this workshop helps participants explore their own comfort levels and overcome personal roadblocks to discussing sex and sexuality.
Planned Parenthood's Parent-Child Retreats provide an opportunity for parents and young people to get away together to learn how to communicate more effectively about sexuality. During these day long retreats, parents and their children participate in activities, watch videos, and join in discussions under the guidance of Planned Parenthood educators.
Our workshops for professionals provide an overview of the problem of sexual abuse, including profiles of typical abusers and recent statistics. Participants learn to recognize indicators that abuse may be occurring. Information of effective prevention programs and reporting requirements is shared. Programs for parents increase parental awareness of the problem, teach warning signs that abuse may be occurring, and stress prevention strategies that parents can use to protect their children.
In this program, we review and demonstrate the variety of birth control methods, emphasizing those that are most effective. We remind participants that their birth control method may not protect them from sexually transmitted infections.
We also offer a program for male audiences called "Birth Control from the Male Perspective."
In this program, we help participants understand how easily sexually transmitted infections are spread, using a game format and photo illustrations. We explain the various kinds of STIs and the symptoms that indicate when an STI may be present. We identify risky behaviors and stress prevention methods, including correct condom use.
There is no such thing as safe sex. However, there are ways to make sex safer. An overview of STIs and HIV/AIDS leads to a discussion of behaviors that put people at risk. We identify risky behavior and teach prevention strategies, including mutual monogamy and correct condom use.
After a review of basic information about HIV/AIDS, this workshop encourages participants to assess their own personal risk of acquiring the infection. Prevention strategies are covered in depth.
Planned Parenthood's mission is to protect and support every person's right to make voluntary, informed decisions about sexuality and reproduction in order to lead a healthy and fulfilling life. This workshop explores the implications of that mission and discusses the strategies that have been employed to restrict reproductive choice. Thought-provoking activities help participants understand why many people believe abortion should remain safe and legal.
What are relationships and how do they evolve? What qualities within a relationship are most important to me? What are the responsibilities inherent in a dating relationship? Do males and females have different expectations about relationships? These are some of the questions that participants will address as they work through the values clarification exercises in this workshop.
In this workshop, interactive activities help students define and understand the behaviors that constitute sexual assault. Participants learn to identify their personal limits, communicate clearly and assertively, avoid alcohol and drugs, and recognize potentially dangerous situations. We emphasize that the victim is never at fault for an assault. We conclude with information about where victims of sexual assault can go for counseling and other help.
Menopause is a normal and transitional part of a woman's life. In this workshop we discuss the biological, physical, and emotional changes that occur as women go through this phase in their lives. We review the treatments available and offer resources that participants may use to help them deal with their own issues.
Through activities and videos, educators provide an overview of the male and female reproductive system. We discuss the biological and physical functions of the human anatomy using proper terminology. Fetal development and puberty can also be integrated, depending on the program objectives.
This program is a simulation of the Jeopardy game show with categories that focus on sexuality issues. It's a fun way to review facts and present new information.
What is the definition of sexual harassment? How do you distinguish between harassing and flirting? What are the most effective ways to stop sexual harassment, and what legal remedies are available if the harassment doesn't stop? These are some of the questions our workshop is designed to answer.
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