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ERIC Number: ED253646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Nov-8
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A