The topics and purpose of the lessons for each grade are listed below.
Lesson #1 Private Body Parts:
The purpose of this lesson is to identify and correctly name the private parts of the body. Through discussions and picture books students will learn the correct terminology and learn that it is okay to speak up when they feel uncomfortable about being touched in an unsafe or secret kind of way.
• students will be able to identify and correctly name the private parts of the body
(vulva, vagina, clitoris, anus, breasts, penis, testicles and scrotum)
• learn my body is private
• anything under your bathing suit is a private part
• for most boys the private parts are the penis, the testicles, the scrotum, the breasts and the anus and for most girls the private parts are the breasts, anus, vagina, vulva and the clitoris (the mouth is also included)
• the only reason someone would need to touch their genitals would be for wiping, washing or if they hurt themselves.
• children will be asked to draw a picture of themselves in a bathing suit. They will be able to identify either through words or voice, where their private parts are
The book “What’s the Big Secret” by Marc Brown will be used in this lesson.
Lesson #2 Safe, Unsafe and Secret Touch
The purpose of this lesson is to identify the three types of touch and to understand the difference between public and private places. Through discussions and pictures books children will learn to distinguish the different the difference between the three types of touch.
• Students will be able to identify the 3 different types of touch
• Students will be able to identify five trusted adults
• Students will learn to say stop/no, run away and tell when unsafe or secret touch occurs
• Students will be able to distinguish between public and private places
• Students will be introduced to the body safety song.
The book “Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept” by Jayneen Sanders will be used for Kindegarten. The book “No-No the Little Seal” by Sherri Patterson will be used for Grade 1.
Other books that are used during the lesson:
“A Touching Book” by Jan Hindman
“the Trouble with Secrets” by Karen Johnsen
You pick times that work for you.
Maximum 15 kids per class.
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Body Smart: ‘Right from the Start’ (0-Grade 4)
Parents have so many questions regarding Sexual Health: “Is it okay for our daughter and her dad to bathe together? For how long? Is that your wee-wee or your penis? Your who-who or your vulva? Can I kiss you on the lips?”
It’s never too early to start preparing for some important discussions around sexual health. With up-to-date information and the right tools, awkward conversations can be opportunities to develop open communication with your child. These on-going conversations will support your child to develop a strong sense of self and to develop awareness of personal boundaries.
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Body Smart: From Child to Teen (Grade 4-7)
Puberty can be a scary and challenging time without prior knowledge. As a parent, you have the amazing opportunity to make puberty a fun and exciting time for your pre-teen/teen. Our young people CAN learn to be open and confident with these sensitive topics.
This workshop will provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where parents can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to help young people achieve optimal sexual health.
Parent only and parent with pre-teen/teen options available.
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Body Smart: Teen Decision-Making (Grade 8-12)
When parents talk openly and honestly about sexuality, teens will have the comfort, knowledge and support they need to achieve healthy sexual lives.
As a parent/guardian, you have the unique opportunity to help guide decision-making in the teen years. Once we have built a solid foundation of trust and communication, our teens will be able to discuss topics such as gender, sexual orientation, sexting, pornography, condom negotiation, the effects of alcohol on decision-making, etc.
With fun and meaningful discussions our teens can learn to be open and confident with these sensitive topics.
Bring your teen or come alone. This workshop will be entertaining, engaging and informative.
More so than ever before, parents need to keep up-to-date with current issues in sexual health education. This 2 hour workshop will provide parents, caregivers, counsellors, child and youth care workers and other interested community members a peak into the challenges many youth face today. Specific topics will include consent, sexual harassment, the legal and social implications of sexting, gender violence, sexual fluidity and the long-term impacts of pornography.
This workshop is also available to be purchased by individuals, schools, or school districts. Schools/School Districts may hire Kerri to give a live workshop, or she is available to ‘Skype’ in for a 60 minute Q&A after viewing of the video.