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Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development

5516 Spring Garden Road

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Halifax, NS B3J 1G6

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LOOSEN UP AND START TALKING for “grown-up’s” is a three-part workshop series for adults who want to have better and more supportive conversations about relationships, sexual health, and safer sex with 2SLGBTQIA youth in their lives. Over three sessions, HeartWood facilitators will work with a group of 10 adults to help them develop their skills and confidence to have conversations with the young people in their lives about sex and sexual relationships. Our goal? To help youth and adults have conversations about sex and sexual relationships more supportive, more awesome, and less awkward.

This program

  • Is built on the direction and input of a team of 12 2SLGBTQIA youth,
  • Highlights what youth consider important topics in relation to their experiences and sexual health.
  • Will engage adult participants in activities and discussion that help them practise initiating and holding these conversations, and explore different strategies to make conversations less awkward and more supportive.
  • will share resources that youth have identified as useful (even if only marginally) in their exploration of the things they need to know about.

WHEN? Sept 27, 28th & Oct 17th, 5:30-8:30 each night


WHY DOES THIS PROGRAM EXIST?

  • Sex ed in schools gets a poor rating from many of the young people we’ve talked to
  • Many youth are engaging in sexual activity without the tools and knowledge they need to do so in a safer way
  • Many adults feel uncomfortable talking to youth about sex/sexuality/sexual relationships
  • When people are better informed and can talk about sex, the better and more healthy it is
  • HeartWood wants youth and adults to be able have the important conversations that will make a difference
  • HeartWood trusts youth to know what is most relevant and important to them.

With the financial support of the Nova Scotia Sexual Violence Strategy’s Prevention Innovation Funding, HeartWood has developed this program in collaboration with a team of amazing youth from the from the 2SLGBTQIA community. They helped us create this program through a series of summer workshops and are excited about the potential… so are we!

For more information, visit www.heartwood.ns.ca/events/lust4adults

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