Being an Approachable Adult: Talking with Young Children About Sex and Gender
Date(s) - Jun 7, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sexual Health Education attempts to teach health, science and safety to children of all ages. The most important and meaningful person to talk about this complex subject is the caregiver or parent. Research says the earlier the better for caregivers and their child/ren to build a safe place to discuss this personal and sensitive topic. A child’s health and safety are the key reasons sex education is important in the early years. You will find that there are many other reasons to teach and talk about sex with young children, now and in the future. This workshop helps educators discuss age appropriate sex education in different environments.
• To increase comfort and competency with teaching and talking about sexuality, bodies, gender and boundaries.
• To be able to coach and counsel children on appropriate body science words, boundaries and public vs. private behaviours and language.
*Suitable for students, novice and intermediate early learning child care professionals working with infant/toddler, preschool and school age children, including children with extra support needs, parents, adult instructors and administrators.
Fee: $50.00 FCC Fee: $35.00 (Promo Code)
Julia Saunders, Med.
Julia is a certified coach and counsellor in Sexuality, Family Life and Relationships and designs and delivers innovative and engaging Sexual Health Education workshops for parents and professionals. She has recently published an empowerment guidebook for parents and caregivers to support them in talking with their children aged 0-5 about bodies, boundaries, consent, gender and other important topics of development.
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604-709-5661 Ext 221
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