Are you a parent or a youth worker who is interested in learning more about fostering healthy sexuality in children and adolescents? Have you been reading things in the news about sexual assault among teens lately and wondered what you can do to help change the way we view consent?
If so, this series is for you!
Join Our VOICE Prevention Education Coordinator and Dr. Kelley Wolfe for this four-week series focused on how we can grow healthier families and communities through teaching our youth about healthy sexuality and relationships.
April 2, 6 – 8pm – Raising a Sexually Healthy Child: From Birth to Adolescence
April 9, 6 – 8pm – Technology: Friend or Foe
April 16, 6 – 8pm – The Silver Screen vs. Reality
April 23, 6 – 8pm – Consent Is…
Each session will focus on a different aspect of relationships, and ways to talk about relationships, sex and sexuality with young people. Participants will leave with useful tools and tips for initiating conversations with children and teens around this difficult, yet important topic.
Sessions will take place at the Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studes at 36 Montford Ave.
Suggested $5 donation per session.
Facilitator Kelley J. Wolfe, Ph.D.
Kelley’s passion is advocating for positive sexuality education. She teaches classes for students of all ages, providing the education needed to help them to grow into sexually healthy adults. As a parent herself, she knows that talking to children about sexuality can create anxiety. She teaches this class to help provide answers to some of the common questions that young people ask about changes that happen during puberty, relationships, and sexuality.
Facilitator Shilpa M. Reddy, BA.
Shilpa is the Prevention Education & Outreach Coordinator for Our VOICE, and also coordinates the highly successful Climbing Toward Confidence program. She greatly enjoys working with middle and high schoolers, and helping them work towards being their most confident and competent selves. She has over ten years of experience in education, mostly working with ages 13 – 17. Through her work at Our VOICE, she seeks to engage in conversations about sexual assault, consent and healthy relationships with all individuals in Buncombe County so that we can work together towards a community free from sexual assault.
This series is sponsored by: