ERIC Number: ED330918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Families Talk about Sexuality: A Parent/Child Curriculum.
Hunter-Geboy, Carol; Wilson, Pamela M.
This document presents a curriculum for counselors to use with parents and their children between the ages of 10 and 13. It consists of an introduction and detailed descriptions of four educational sessions. The introduction describes the rationale and background information, curriculum organization, criteria for leaders, values, an overview of teaching techniques, and information on planning and conducting a successful program. The first session is designed for parents only; the three remaining sessions are for parents together with their young adolescent children. Each session lasts 2 hours. Each session description includes an outline, a checklist for materials, educational activities, and, when applicable, leader resources and handouts. For each educational activity in the curriculum, several issues are spelled out for the leader: the purpose of the activity, the materials needed, the approximate time needed, the procedure to be followed, and discussion points to be made in concluding. In some cases planning notes indicate specific tasks that need to be done prior to the activity described. Session 1, For Parents Only, helps parents understand their role in the class and promotes awareness and acceptance of the curriculum. The following three sessions involve both parents and children: (1) Puberty; (2) Information and Values; and (3) Decisions and Communication. How to create a brochure, a sample brochure, facts about adolescent sexual behavior, and general information on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and Aids-Related Complex are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Curriculum Guides, Family Role, Intermediate Grades, Interpersonal Communication, Junior High Schools, Parent Child Relationship, Preadolescents, Sex Education, Sexuality
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72126; $30.00).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
Sponsor: Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (PHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.