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.
The "Not-Now" program is offered to students in Grades 5 & 6, and consists of six interactive workshops. The purpose is to help young people delay first intercourse by stressing abstinence as the best choice for them. Some parts of the program use video presentations. Each session includes a question and answer period, and a question box is provided for students wishing to remain anonymous.
Preteens need to understand the physical changes that occur during puberty and feel reassured that what they're experiencing is perfectly normal. Our Educators also help students cope with the emotional and social changes that go along with growing up.
Our child sexual abuse awareness workshops are usually presented in a two-session format. For younger children, session one introduces the concept that some body parts are private and provides children with the correct names for those parts. Session two helps children distinguish between good and bad touches and teaches the sequence "No-Go-Tell." We encourage children to think of trusted adults they can talk to if abuse occurs.
Programs for older children begin by defining sexual abuse and reviewing rules for personal safety. We use role-playing to help students practice safe responses to threatening situations. Again, students are encouraged to think of trusted adults to whom they could turn.
Please contact us for additional information, or to schedule a program.