ERIC Number: ED214361
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Sexuality Education with Troubled Adolescents: Suggestions for Planning and Implementation.
Rendeiro, Elisabeth; Brion-Meisels, Steven
The paper provides some suggestions, precautions, and encouragement for special educators and counselors interested in developing sexuality education programs for troubled adolescents. Section I offers an overview and rationale for the need to develop sex education programs in special needs classrooms. Section II describes the first 2 years of a sex education program at the Manville School (Boston, Massachusetts). Noted among program results are that students learned how to ask questions, teachers felt they were learning to become sex educators, and responses from parents were uniformly constructive. A third section focuses on three important considerations for developing a sexuality education program: clarifying goals, anticipating trouble spots, and establishing guidelines for getting started. A list of resources concludes the paper. (SB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Emotional Disturbances, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Sexuality, Teacher Role
Manville School, Judge Baker Guidance Center, 295 Longwood Ave., Boston, MA 02115 ($0.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Judge Baker Guidance Center, Boston, MA.