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Foundations for Healthy Relationships & Sexuality Workshops Series

Posted May 28, 2017

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Sunday, May 28 - Saturday, June 24
9:30 am - 12:45 pm

PAFN’s Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub
3688 Cessna Drive

Event host:
Nicky Waring

Event contact:

Cost: $175

Want your child to know how their bodies work, stay safe and be confident?

Not sure how to talk to your child about their bodies and sexuality?

This is an exciting new pilot program of workshops for children and families on sexuality, relationships and ‘hidden social rules’.
A series of 5 workshops Saturday May 27th – June 24th
$175 for all 5 workshops.

Ages 6-9 years: 9:30-10:15am – 30 minute workshop for children & final 15 minutes with caregivers too.
Week1 May 27th – My Amazing Body
Week 2 June 3rd – My body belongs to me
Week 3 June 10th – Where did I come from?
Week 4 June 17th – Staying safe*
Week 5 June 24th – Changing bodies

Ages 9-12 years: 10:30 – 11:30 – 45 minute workshop for children & final 15 minutes with caregivers too.
Week 1 27th May – Body anatomy, body ownership & pride
Week 2 June 3rd – Types of touch & body safety*
Week 3 June 10th – Review body anatomy & conception
Week 4 June 17th – Puberty changes part 1
Week 5 June 24th – Puberty changes part 2

Ages 12-15 years: 11:45 -12:45 pm – 45 minute workshop for youth & final 15 minutes with caregivers too.
Week 1 27th May – Anatomy, body ownership & safety
Week 2 June 3rd – Puberty changes
Week 3 June 10th – Reproductive anatomy & conception
Week 4 June 17th – Media messages & body image
Week 5 June 24th – Expressing boundaries in relationships.**
*including talking about important social rules around private & public and ‘social boundaries’.
**practising important social skills.

An important part of this series will be providing focused time and resources for you as parent or caregiver to take part in guided, structured reflection and group discussion, while your child is being taught the science about their bodies, sexuality and relationships. In this way, you will have the confidence and the tools to build on these conversations at home.

Session structure:
The children/youth will take part in a fun, active workshop with Nicky, tailored to the students strengths and learning needs. Caregivers will take part in a brief introduction and will then be given materials for reflection and group discussion to do independent of the facilitator, returning for 15 minutes at the end for wrap up, key concepts and home-work assignment.

Who are the workshops suitable for?
All learners are welcome. Pre-requisite skills for this program include an ability to participate in a group program without challenging behaviour that would require individual adult support.
Only 5 spots (1 child + 1 caregiver) available for each age-group.

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