Jessy Wollen, Certified Sexual Health Educator and Teacher presented the Askable Adult to the parents and caregivers of SJD. She talks about the importance of clarifying values around healthy relationships and strategies to stay connected and communicating with your kids.
Also check out the resources she has provided below the video!
Here are the resources mentioned in the workshop organized by age:
Great books for K- 4’s
This one is great for Kindergartens, Grade 1 and 2’s
It’s so Amazing is great for ages 7 and up. I love Robie Harris books! Kids love the illustrations!
Consent For Kids has great examples of being the boss of your own body. It explains boundaries and how to stand up to uncomfortable experiences. Good for all elementary students.
Love your Body is a great book about loving and accepting our bodies. A great book for kids grade 3 and up. It’s never too early to love all the great things our body can do!
For puberty aged kids, grade 5 – 7, take a look at Amaze.org for videos about growing up. Please review the site before sharing with your kids. There are many videos on the site.
- SOGI – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- A great book list for bringing diversity into your world through print: https://littlefreelibrary.org/
Parent and Teacher research:
- Sex Information & Education Council of Canada: http://sieccan.org/sexual-health-education
- BC based youth research organization: https://www.mcs.bc.ca/
Excellent websites for youth and adults seeking science based reliable information:
- BC Centre for Disease Control
CBC reported on this story leading up to the AGM (https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/concerns-consent-education-1.6416185).
And CHEK did a story last week https://www.cheknews.ca/b-c-parent-associatiob-c-parent-associations-vote-overwhelmingly-for-sexual-violence-reform-in-schools-minister-non-committalns-vote-overwhelmingly-for-sexual-violence-reform-in-schools-ministry-1023360/
Another set of students working to bring consent education into the schools: https://cardteams.com/about-us/