Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators (E + Virtual)
Session 1 of this series: Parents & Caregivers as Sexuality Educators
This session creates a welcoming space that invites parents and caregivers to engage with one another and form a commitment to this series of group meetings. Participants begin to share hopes for and concerns about the sexual health of their children and youth. They learn about the small group ministry format and choose topics for future sessions.
Worries related to sex and sexuality are often at the forefront of a parent’s or caregiver’s consciousness—perhaps based on behavior they have observed in their children or other children, perhaps because of remembering their own experiences. However, adult unease around a sexuality-related topic can cause children to pull away rather than confide. Adults’ communication of a fear or an expectation—whether explicit or indirect—can indicate to children that there are rules to be followed or broken. This session guides adults to recognize their own hopes and fears in order to play an affirming role in their child’s developing sexuality.
There is no cost to participate, please reserve your place by emailing our DRE at RE@uumiami.org
Please note: Sessions 1 and 2 in this 12-part series are mandatory, they lay a secure foundation of the essential material.