For youth who may already be sexually active or have started to experiment with sex, there is a need to address both the challenges of sex and relationships, and the need to practice safer sex. An abstinence component is still included, since studies reveal that some older youth also appear to respond to the choice of “secondary abstinence” (this term can refer to those who have been sexually active at one time but now have decided to abstain).
At the end of the workshop youth will:
- Explain human reproductive anatomy & physiology, understand human fertility, describe the changes that take place during puberty, and identify signs & symptoms of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and know how to prevent their transmission.
- Explain the variety of ways in which individuals grow and change socially during adolescence and show respect for difference between individuals
- Demonstrate the understanding and skills necessary to form healthy friendships and relationships
- Demonstrate a positive sense of self-awareness and be equipped with the skills for building and maintaining self-esteem
- Understand sexual development and identity and explore aspects of sexuality including gender roles, stereotyping, gender issues and cultural influences on sexuality
- Explore and identify positive attitudes and reasons for delaying or refusing sexual intercourse
- Have their own personalised strategy for abstinence and be able to create new ones when deemed necessary
- Illustrate their ability to decline unprotected sexual intercourse, use a condom, and communicate about safer sexual practices
- Identify the value of family life and appreciate the responsibilities of adulthood and parenthood
Length of Workshop
16 Half Day Sessions (2.5 hours per half day)