ERIC Number: ED339180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Shared Feelings: A Parent Guide to Sexuality Education for Children, Adolescents and Adults Who Have a Mental Handicap [and Accompanying] Discussion Guide.
This parent guide and accompanying discussion guide were developed to help parents of children with mental handicaps learn how to teach their sons and daughters about relationships and sexuality. The book is written from the point of view that sexuality education involves three things: developing self-esteem, teaching social skills, and giving sexual information about bodies and feelings. It contains ideas that help parents to talk to their chid about body changes and sexual feelings and gives facts about varieties of sexual expression. It encourages parents to talk about sexual issues in the context of the family's values. The book contains chapters on making decisions about marriage, parenthood, sex without marriage, and birth control. It also offers facts about sexually transmitted diseases and sexual abuse. A section of additional readings lists 14 English-language items for parents, 22 English-language items for children and youth, 11 French-language items for parents, and 15 French-language items for children and youth. The accompanying discussion guide is designed to facilitate discussion by small groups of parents. It offers discussion points and group exercises for seven sessions which are correlated with chapters in the parent guide. (JDD)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Discussion, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Relationship, Mental Retardation, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Sex Education, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Behavior, Social Development, Social Support Groups
G. Allan Roeher Inst., Kinsmen Bldg., York University, 4700 Keele St. Downsview, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3 ($16.00, Discussion Guide: $14.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).