ERIC Number: ED361629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Parent/Child Communications on Sexuality Issues. Project Seed.
One of eight papers from Project Seed, this paper considers the difficulties many parents experience when talking to their children about sex. It describes a program that responds to how, when, and what to say to children about sexuality by involving both parents and children in four 2-hour evening workshop sessions on building communication skills around issues of sexuality. Included in the workshops described are not only information on puberty, but also information on sex and gender roles, peer/family conflict, and consequences of early sexual activity. It is noted that the workshop is offered to all fifth-grade students and their parents, and that participation is voluntary. The first two workshop sessions described are for parents only, while the last two involve parents and children together. Anticipated outcomes of the workshops are described and procedures and instructions are discussed. Resources needed for the workshops are considered and total program expenses are estimated to be between $100 and $500 for facilitator fees, paper/postage, childcare workers, and refreshments. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maine Center for Educational Services.
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