Educators

Whether you are a teacher looking to supplement your curriculum, or a youth leader looking to discuss key issues kids today face, our engaging presentation led by relatable and knowledgeable Centre employees are a great resource available to you.

We believe young people need to be given information and skills so they can be critical thinkers and make wise decisions about their health and well being before they face a situation where they may
need that information.

Here are some of the topics, separated by grade, that our presenters will engage your young people with. These can be adapted to your needs:

Grade 7

  • how to identify common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and describe their
    symptoms and how to prevent STIs (including HIV) and unintended pregnancy,
    including delaying first intercourse and other sexual activities until they are older
  • physical, emotional, social and psychological factors to consider when making
    sexual health decisions
  • how relationships with others and sexual health may be affected by physical and
    emotional changes in puberty and adolescence

 

Grade 8

  •  review basics from grade 7 presentation
  • factors that could affect someone’s ability to make safe and healthy decisions
    about sexual activity
  • how to identify healthy relationships & how to deal with violence in relationships
    sources of support related to sexual health (e.g., parents, health professionals,
    in school resources, local community groups, religious leaders, an elder)

 

Grade 9

  • preventing STIs and unintended pregnancies and helpful sources of information
    and support (e.g., doctor, public health unit)
  • how different things like acceptance, stigma, stereotypes, self-awareness,
    culture, religion, and media can influence a person’s understanding of
    themselves
  • how to build healthy relationships with peers, family members and potential
    romantic partners (e.g., honesty, open communication and respect)
  • how to think in advance and to apply their knowledge of sexual health and safety,
    including consent and sexual limits

 

Grade 10

  • how a variety of factors (e.g., their values/beliefs, what they see in media, setting
    and communicating limits) can influence a person’s decisions about sexual
    activity
  • common misconceptions about sexuality in our culture, and to explain how these
    may cause harm to people and how they can be responded to critically and fairly
  • how being in an exclusive romantic relationship with another person may affect
    them and their relationships with others

 

Grade 11

  • how proactive health measures and supports (e.g., regular medical exams such
    as Pap tests) can minimize the risk of reproductive or sexual health problems
  • how to use personal and interpersonal skills to deal with stress and help others in
    stressful situations (e.g., abusive relationships, illness, separation/divorce)

 

Grade 12

  •  how relationships may develop through various stages (with an emphasis on
    communicating throughout those stages)
  • the skills and strategies needed to maintain a satisfactory relationship as it
    evolves (e.g., conflict resolution strategies)
  • skills and resources they will need to maintain their health and well-being
    as they become more independent
  • about how their strengths and interest can be applied to the development of life
    plans and goals

 

To book a presentation, please email Chantal, Community Program Coordinator at communityprograms@pregcentre.com,  or call the Centre at 519-620-0204.