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Location: St. Johnsbury

Training Type: In Person

Total Hours: 9

Cost: Free

Scholarship: No

Conference: No

Contact Information:

Sharma Gencarelle
(802) 274-6989
sgencarelle@stjsd.org

WholeSome Bodies Sylvia Kennedy-Godin

Special Topics:
Sponsor: St. Johnsbury School District
Instructor: Henekis Stoddard

In this 2-part training participants gain confidence, skills and tools to discuss healthy sexuality with children and youth. Through increased education, conversation, and support for healthy sexuality, we can create individual, and social strengths, and help children. When we don’t talk about sexuality broadly with our children we may leave them with a lack of access to age-appropriate information about the breadth of experiences that define our sexuality. We may inadvertently perpetuate a culture of silence and secrecy that allows sexual violence to continue in our communities, and leaves individuals feeling shamed or alone in their experiences. Through this workshop we will explore many topics - such as, Sexual Identity, Intimacy, Sensuality, Sexualization. Participants will use their own experiences as a starting place to think about healthy sexuality. As a group we will ask ourselves: What behaviors do we want to see, what skills do we want to have, and how do we cultivate those behaviors in ourselves and the people around us? This program was created by the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Individual workbooks and resources will be provided to participants.

Core Knowledge Area
  • Child Development
  • Families & Communities
  • Healthy Environment & Nutrition
Focus
  • Infant/Toddler
  • Preschool/PreK
  • School-Age
Session Dates
Session Times
October 10, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
December 13, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Additional Information

Free to all participants. Limited to 15. Continental breakfast, coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided. Park at the St. Johnsbury School front parking lot and enter through the front door. Participants sign in at the front desk of the school. Workshop is in the light-filled room of The Family Place on the second floor of the St. Johnsbury School.