Free Community Education Event "The Approachable Parent"

posted Apr 3, 2014, 2:48 PM by Leah Ashford
The Coalition of Children and Families of the Gulf Islands Presents a free community education event:

The Approachable Parent: Sexual Health Education for the Early Years
For Parents and caregivers of children 6 and under.

Saturday, April 5, 2:30pm at the Salt Spring Island Public Library.

Presented by "The Sex Lady" Jennifer Gibson from Victoria's Island Sexual Health Society. 
“Jennifer is open, has a great sense of humour, and has a lot of information to offer.” Parent, Elementary School 

The goal of The APPROACHABLE PARENT presentation is to provide parents with an opportunity to explore their own concept of healthy sexuality and become more comfortable discussing sexuality and sexual health issues with their children. Parents are encouraged to take a preventative approach as opposed to a reactive approach to sexuality education with their children.

Based on the work of the legendary Meg Hickling, this speaker presentation emphasizes the importance of parents as the primary sexuality educator for their children and provides strategies to support parents in this role. Several areas of sexual health are covered including;
 The five stages of childhood sexual development & what children should know at each stage
 Teaching tips and specific examples of ways to explain bodies & body processes
 Strategies for answering the tough questions children ask
 Tips for incorporating family values, beliefs, religion, and culture into sexuality education
 Resources for parents to review and information to take home
 Ideas for using popular culture and media as a teaching tool