There is a maturation education night at District Resource Centre located behind Keating Elementary School from 7 to 8:30 pm on April 15. It will be an open and frank discussion on what to talk to your children about lead by Jennifer Gibson, Sexual Health Educator from Island Sexual Health. Parents of students aged 9-13 are encouraged to attend.
Island Sexual Health Society emphasizes the importance of parents as the primary sexuality educator. Topics covered:
a) Stages of childhood sexual development
- What children should know at each stage
b) Teaching tips of ways to explain bodies & body processes
c) Strategies for answering questions
d) Tips for incorporating family values, beliefs, religion, and culture into sexuality education
e) Resources for parents and information to take home
f) Ideas for using popular culture and media as a teaching tool
BIO: Jennifer Gibson, MA is the Coordinator of Community Education Services. After 11 years as a sexual health educator, Jennifer still looks forward to each of her 400+ workshops a year and the opportunity to be able to facilitate sexual health education for participants that is current, factual, and F-U-N!