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Let’s talk Sex!
Supporting your child through
change and personal Development
???? Questions about Puberty ????
• What age does puberty start ?
• At what age should we start talking to our
children?
•...
?????? What Happens ????????
• Hormones surge
• Emotions heighten
• Not age specific – 11/12 years
• Physical changes
????? Where do we learn about
sexual development ????
• Family members
• Media / internet / social networking
• School / c...
Preparing your child / young person
• Never too young to start
• Talking
• Role modelling
• Books / Magazines
• Social sto...
How do we prepare / teach
Public and Private
• Role modelling
• Introducing expected behaviour – dressing /
undressing whe...
How do we prepare / teach
Good touch / Bad touch
• Role modelling
• Naming body parts correctly
• Personal space (private ...
How do we prepare / teach
Supporting with menstruation
• Be open / talk – use information booklet repeat
information again...
Supporting with masturbation
• Be open / talk – use information booklet
repeat information again and again
• Prepare – pub...
Myths about masturbation
• It is unhealthy and causes deviant behaviours
• It is harmful and can cause infections
• It can...
NOT TRUE !!!
Consider Human Rights
 Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and
respect
 Everyone has a right to have access ...
Helpful resources
www.fpa.org.uk – family planning association
 DVD’s – All about us /Kylie and Jason’s private world
 B...
ANY QUESTIONS ?
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Sexual Health - Children and Young people with SEND

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Sexual Health - Children and Young people with SEND

  1. 1. Let’s talk Sex! Supporting your child through change and personal Development
  2. 2. ???? Questions about Puberty ???? • What age does puberty start ? • At what age should we start talking to our children? • Can we stop puberty? • What are the concerns?
  3. 3. ?????? What Happens ???????? • Hormones surge • Emotions heighten • Not age specific – 11/12 years • Physical changes
  4. 4. ????? Where do we learn about sexual development ???? • Family members • Media / internet / social networking • School / community • Cultural and religious influences • Peers • Own observations / experiences
  5. 5. Preparing your child / young person • Never too young to start • Talking • Role modelling • Books / Magazines • Social stories
  6. 6. How do we prepare / teach Public and Private • Role modelling • Introducing expected behaviour – dressing / undressing where is ok?? • Places – what’s ok to do where??? • Naming – body parts – what is public / private
  7. 7. How do we prepare / teach Good touch / Bad touch • Role modelling • Naming body parts correctly • Personal space (private / social / public) • Questioning – “do you think this is ok?” • Teaching – who can we kiss / hug – asking permission
  8. 8. How do we prepare / teach Supporting with menstruation • Be open / talk – use information booklet repeat information again and again - • Prepare – at home and for in the community • Role model – practicalities support to learn skill • Privacy / dignity and hygiene • Changes in emotions / pain – “its ok to feel like this” • Be observant – heavy flow / excessive pain, seek GP advice and support
  9. 9. Supporting with masturbation • Be open / talk – use information booklet repeat information again and again • Prepare – public / private – tissues / laundry • Privacy / dignity and hygiene • Consider their emotions - frustration • Concerns – seek support from school nurse
  10. 10. Myths about masturbation • It is unhealthy and causes deviant behaviours • It is harmful and can cause infections • It can make you go blind • It makes you a sexual predator • You are unhappy in your relationship • It makes you round shouldered • It increases your need for spicy foods • Finally - If you eat Kellogg's cornflakes it promotes health and decreases your sex drive!!
  11. 11. NOT TRUE !!!
  12. 12. Consider Human Rights  Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect  Everyone has a right to have access to information to enable them to make personal choices and decisions  Everyone has a right not to be judged by others  Everyone has a right to be sexual and explore their personal preferences Ann Craft Trust
  13. 13. Helpful resources www.fpa.org.uk – family planning association  DVD’s – All about us /Kylie and Jason’s private world  Booklets – guide for boys / guide for girls / periods www.gloshp-resources.nhs.uk - Gloucestershire Health Promotion Resources Service  Booklets – girls all change / Boys all change Both areas web sites have much more on offer, also an internet search on a specific area will provide a huge amounts of resources / support and advice
  14. 14. ANY QUESTIONS ?

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