Community & Healthcare Professionals
How different would your life be if you had affirming and honest conversations
about sexual health while you were growing up?
Whole Life Sexual Health Education is a full-circle effort that takes place at home, in school, and with our
medical care professionals. Our workshops, and one-on-one consulting, support medical professionals with
quality information and a set of actionable skills that help create natural communication and open discussions
in confidentiality with your patients. We take the guesswork out of what to talk about, when, and how.
Workshops are offered to organizations and private gatherings of 10 adults or more.
Please contact us to learn more or inquire about scheduling.
Topic Specific Workshops
Consent & Body Autonomy
There are opportunities to teach consent and encourage body autonomy as well as setting boundaries at any age. The earlier kids learn these skills the better. Read more in the Why This Matters section.
For parents who want to learn ways to support and understand their child who may be navigating the coming out process or is already there! Great for grandparents, caregivers, clinicians and educators.
Sexual Media Literacy is critical for our kids. By 11 years old most kids have been exposed to pornography and often by accident. This can be upsetting and confusing. Learn ways to respond calmly and accurately to questions about pornography. Lay the groundwork early so your child is prepared and knows they can talk to you.
Body & Feelings
Preparing for and helping your child through puberty as their bodies are changing and big feelings are emerging. It’s a great time to remember what it all felt like and assure your kids you’ve got their back!
For parents who want to learn ways to support and understand their child’s gender expression. Learn about vocabulary, science, gender expectations. Great for grandparents, caregivers, clinicians and educators.
Why Does Sex Ed Matter?
According to the current working definition, sexual health is "…a state of physical, emotional, mental and social well-being in relation to sexuality; it is not merely the absence of disease, dysfunction or infirmity. Sexual health requires a positive and respectful approach to sexuality and sexual relationships, as well as the possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences, free of coercion, discrimination and violence. For sexual health to be attained and maintained, the sexual rights of all persons must be respected, protected and fulfilled” (WHO, 2006a).
Did you know that youth want to talk with parents about sex, relationships and sexual health? (Source: Hacker et al., 2001)
Below we have highlighted key statistics that illustrate the importance of whole life sexual health education. How we talk about and perceive sexual health growing up affects who we become as adults and, in turn, how we raise and teach our children. Together, we can change the conversation.
Teens who talk with a trusted adult about sex and protection are less likely to engage in early and/or unprotected sexual intercourse than are teens who haven't talked with a trusted adult (Miller et al, 1998).
Childhood Sexual Abuse
1 out of 4 girls, and 1 out of 13 boys experience child sexual abuse. Ninety-one percent of the time the perpetrator is someone familiar to the parent and child. Childhood sexual abuse is preventable. Read more here.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder tends to occur during adolescence, the most common age of onset is 12 to 13 years. (Bjornsson et al., 2013).
The average first pornography exposure is between 11 and 12 years old (Kraus & Rosenberg, 2014; Rothman, 2021).
Something for Everyone
We offer a variety of workshops to fit your organization's needs. Select from our menu of adult-centered workshops, or browse our upcoming workshops to see what is available right now. Interested in having your organization host a private workshop or workshop series? Contact us today!