ERIC Number: ED424974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Human Sexuality: A Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers.
Youth in foster care are at particular risk for engaging in early sexual behavior due to frequent moves that have disrupted trusting relationships and schooling, and sometimes because of histories of sexual abuse. This manual was developed by experts in the field of sexuality education for use primarily by foster parents with children in their custody. Chapter 1, "Discussing Sexuality with Young People," discusses the basics of talking about sexuality with children. Chapters 2 through 5 examine the sexual development, interests, and concerns typical of specific age groups and ways to address these issues with children. These chapters are: (2) "Birth-Age 5"; (3) "Ages 6-8"; (4) "Ages 9-13"; and (5) "Ages 14-18." Appendix A is a glossary on human sexuality, arranged according to topics. Appendix B describes different forms of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), how they are contracted, their symptoms, treatments, and the risks of ignoring them. Appendix C includes a list of telephone numbers of organizations that can provide information and other assistance on various matters of sexuality. Appendix D is a bibliography of resources for children, parents, and professionals on sexuality, reproduction, sexual abuse, STIs, adoption, and related topics. (LPP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Development, Child Welfare, Children, Foster Children, Foster Family, Health Education, Hygiene, Interpersonal Relationship, Parent Role, Physical Health, Pregnancy, Prevention, Reproduction (Biology), Safety Education, Sex Education, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Identity, Sexuality, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Social Development, Young Children
Child Welfare League of America, Inc., c/o PMDS, 9050 Junction Drive, P.O. Box 2019, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701-2019; phone: 800-407-6273, 301-617-7825; fax: 301-206-9789; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Stock No. 6614, $18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Vermont State Dept. of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Waterbury.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Support also received from the National Florence Crittentor Mission Foundation.