Conversations about sexuality can be tricky to have with children of any age! This 1-1/2 hour workshop will help parents build skills for starting conversations and responding to questions about sexuality with young people age 3-9 years old.
This workshop will provide opportunities for parents to practice:
– Integrating consent as part of day-to-day routines and teaching about consent related to sexuality
– Approaching discussions about gender and sexual identities with accurate terminology and resources
– Leading conversations about sex and sexuality without shame and with curiosity
– Answering common questions with support from other parents in the room
Let’s Talk will be facilitated by Micah Bernstein, Education Manager at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. Micah is a sexuality educator, activist, and theater artist whose work focuses on play as a tool for liberation. They have taught sexuality education for over 7 years across Chicago and Illinois, Ohio, and Washington, DC. As Education Manager for the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), Micah works with a network of youth and adult educators to develop and facilitate sexuality education that aligns with reproductive justice, centers queer and trans experiences, and is fun! They are also a playwright and core member of For Youth Inquiry, a theater company housed within ICAH that designs participatory theater experiences to activate the creative potential of school, family, and healthcare systems and improve the wellbeing of youth. Outside of ICAH, Micah coordinates a network of volunteers to provide childcare for racial and economic justice movements with the Chicago Childcare Collective and organizes with Jewish Voice for Peace.
The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health is currently building a new series of workshops for parents! This session will be followed by a 30-minute focus group where parents can share feedback and get involved with building parent-focused sex ed. workshops. If you cannot make the event, but are interested in becoming involved, please email Micah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions, please contact Nicole Beechum.