Talking to Teenagers about Sex and Healthy Relationships
DATE: Saturday 3rd July 2021
TIME: 10am – 4.30pm
Cabby and Shana did a great job to ensure that this ran smoothly and remained a very interactive experience.
- Are you a parent or carer who wants to help your teenager understand about healthy relationships?
- Do you wish you could have an open conversation with your teen about sex, consent and risk but you feel like you might say the wrong thing?
- Do you want your child to be informed to keep themselves safe, but you aren’t quite sure what is age appropriate to tell them?
If you need some support with any of these issues this is a course for you.
About The Course
This 1-day workshop will give parents and carers the confidence and knowledge to help them talk openly with their teenagers about important topics around sex, healthy relationships and consent. You will be supported to identify what is age appropriate for your child and how to approach these vital conversations, so your child is informed and empowered. The focus is both on giving parents education and knowledge, but also about exploring the fear and possible embarrassment about talking about sexuality. During the day we will explore the context of sex education and what schools are teaching alongside the current climate of safeguarding teenagers. You will leave with activities and ideas of ways to introduce age appropriate learning in a way that keeps your child emotionally and physically safe.
Who Should Attend?
This course is aimed at parent/ carers who are openminded about their teenagers right to be informed about sex and relationships and who feel like they want some support to have these conversations. This would also be relevant for those working with teeners in the non-statutory sectors such as therapists, youth workers, support workers or mentors.
Meet Your Trainers
Cabby Laffy has been a facilitator of training and workshops since 1991. She has also worked as a psychotherapist with individuals and couples, and a supervisor for individual and couple work, for over twenty-five years. She is a UKCP registered and NCP accredited psychotherapist, a COSRT (College of Sex and Relationship Therapists) accredited psychosexual therapist, supervisor and trainer. Cabby’s book LoveSex: An Integrative Model for Sexual Education (Karnac 2013) presents a model for psychosexual health. Cabby is a Director at the Centre for Psychosexual Health www.psychosexualhealth.org.uk.
Shana Laffy is a qualified therapist (MBAC), parenting coach and well-being consultant working with children, adults, and couples. She teaches on the ‘Certificate in working with Couples and Other Relationships’ run-in collaboration with The Grove and specialised in supporting conscious communication in relationships. Shana delivers training and coaching across the country, both to parents and professionals with a focus on Emotion Coaching, attachments and neuroscience. She brings knowledge from a variety of lead roles in teaching, social care and educational consultancy. Shana is the designated safeguarding lead for a mental health organisation.
This includes a 6 hour CPD certificate of attendance for your records, access to an exclusive resources bank and a PDF of the training slides.
In the unlikely event that the training is cancelled by the organiser a full refund will be issued. Cancellation of a booking by the participant must be received in writing. A non-refundable admin fee of £30 is always retained for non-attendance. The organiser will seek to offer other training dates and if this is not possible for the participant who is cancelling then charges apply as follows: (A) 2 weeks before the course: 50% of the fee [B] Less than 2 weeks before the course: 100% of the fee due. If the course is full and there are people on the waiting list whereby it is possible to fill the space, a refund may be offered less the admin fee. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as used for purchasing within 14 days of the cancellation.
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Feedback from participants:
The grounding of the professional work within the personal exploration, learning and growth, made the course a really rich experience and, in my work providing psychosexual therapy within a gynaecology department at a NHS hospital, I draw on this learning all the time.
I gained medical, mental, physical, and emotional knowledge that has given me a wide-ranging and diverse understanding of the many psychosexual issues.
I have been impressed by Cabby’s passionate commitment to her work and how she has created her own model of psychosexual therapy which offers a holistic approach to psychosexual health.