Hosted in our new state-of-the-art HQ in Luton, these stand alone days for youth practitioners offer a unique opportunity to debate, discuss and dig deeper into specific aspects about young people’s relational and sexual health. We have an incredible line up of guests who will share their expertise on areas such as consent, sexuality, SRE, self-harm, marriage and porn as well as experienced facilitators who will make sure you get the most out of the day.
£35 per place, includes lunch and handouts.
All young people have the right to excellent, engaging, age-appropriate and responsible relationships and sexual health education that will help them in making positive choices. Schools often become the focal point for delivering this, with mixed results. We will be considering how we can create a culture of trust and learning in the classroom and will be covering current SRE requirements, good classroom management, facilitating engaging group work and what to do if there is a disclosure.
With Special Guest: Sarah Smith (ACET / Esteem Resource Network)
YOUNG PEOPLE & THE SEX TALK - 20/9/16
Sex can be the one of the most challenging topics to talk with young people about; the potential to get the content, timing and approach wrong can hinder great youth workers from doing what they do best. But sex, sexuality and relationships are core to who we are and our young people need us to speak with clarity and credibility on these topics. So where do you start? How do you make sure it’s stage and age appropriate? How do you even go about shaping a talk about sex and relationships? Well look no further! This promises to be a fun, frank and fully-interactive day for anyone working with young people who feel unsure how to navigate ‘the sex talk’. You’ll hear stories to make your toes curl, ideas to get you started and encouragement (and opportunity) to give it a go!
With Special Guests: Martin Saunders (Youthscape), Rachel Gardner (Girls Brigade & Youthscape)
A unique day focused on listening to young people’s in-depth about their lesbian, gay and bi-sexual journey and their reflections on faith, church and coming out. There will be lots of space to think, listen, pray and share. The focus is on pastoral care that would support youth workers whatever their theological position, to engage with and respond in a confident and informed way when their young people talk to them about homosexuality and bisexuality.
With Special Guests TBC
More equipping days will be added on subjects including selfharm, pornography, consent and monogamy, so please do keep checking back!