ERIC Number: ED253646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-8
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in Facilitating the Teaching Role of Parents in the Sex Education of Their Children.
Henschke, John A.
A family-oriented sex education course was developed for parents to take together with their children. The program, which is designed for young people between the ages of 9 and 17, is offered in separate sections for the following groups: mothers and their 9- to 12-year-old daughters, mothers and their 13- to 17-year-old daughters, fathers and their 9- to 12-year-old sons, and fathers and their 13- to 17-year-old sons. Five 2 hour sessions were provided for the younger group and six 2-hour sessions were provided for the older group. Through minilectures, films, discussions, activities, and games, the following topics were addressed: reproduction anatomy and physiology, body changes during puberty and adolescence, health and hygiene, pregnancy and childbirth, values and feelings, dating, and decision-making and communication skills. The program has been implemented successfully in various communities in the St. Louis and northwest Missouri area and has been featured in a documentary made for educational television and on a national prime-time news show. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Adult Education, Anatomy, Birth, Communication Skills, Curriculum, Dating (Social), Decision Making, Family Programs, Hygiene, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Physiology, Postsecondary Education, Preadolescents, Pregnancy, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reproduction (Biology), Sex Education, Values
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Intergenerational Programs
Note: Paper presented at the National Adult Education conference (32nd, Louisville, KY, November 7-11, 1984).