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Body Smart: Learn Simple Tools to Increase Abuse Resistance in Children

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Paradise Childcare Centre

330 Craig Street

Parksville, BC V9P 2G5

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Who should attend? ECE, primary teachers, parents, counsellors, CYCW, grand-parents, foster parent, interested community member.

Body Smart: Right From the Start

Why Sexual Health Education Matters...

Self-esteem, body image, how we relate to others and our overall identity are all intertwined with our sexuality. Despite the importance of sexuality in our lives, we are often uncomfortable talking about these issues. It doesn’t have to be this way!

Kerri Isham, founder of POWER UP workshops, believes 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 preschoolers/primary aged kids. These on-going conversations will support children to develop a strong sense of self and to develop awareness of personal boundaries.

This workshop will provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where educators can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to help young people achieve optimal sexual health.

Focus age group: Educators working with children 0 - Grade 4

Possible topics to be covered.
Why teach sexual health education early?
Statistics on child sexual abuse
Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse (activity)
Grooming tactics used by offenders
What to do if a child discloses
Sexual behaviour in children (normal range, area of concern, seek professional help) activity
exploring gender/gender stereotypes (resources)

Kerri Isham is a knowledgeable, experienced and passionate educator, coach and facilitator dedicated to excellence and committed to the empowerment of people of all ages. Her primary goal is to make exploring sexual health fun and meaningful, and to alleviate the shame and embarrassment sometimes associated with this topic.

Kerri graduated from Ottawa University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Physical Education and in 1995 completed her Bachelor of Education. She taught in School District 69 for 14 years, including ten years as a sexual health educator at the middle school level. She expanded her role by becoming the District Health and Fitness Resource Teacher, which created the opportunity for her to teach sexual health to grades four and five. Currently, she runs her own company called Power-Up Workshops specializing in sexual health education for preschool to Grade 12. Her three main areas of focus are sexual abuse prevention, puberty education and gender/sexual orientation advocacy. Kerri completed the Sexual Health Educator’s Certification program in June 2011 with Options for Sexual Health in Vancouver.

For more information go to www.powerupworkshops.ca. or contact Kerri at powerupworkshops@gmail.com

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