"Healthy Sexuality Is..." Conference
The Nova Scotia Association for Sexual Health will be presenting the second Healthy Sexuality is... Conference May 9th-10th at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax. Stay tuned for more details!
The conference will be designed for service providers, educators, government workers, health professionals and anyone else who may be interested.
Lessons on request
The Sexual Health Centre offers lessons or lunchtime workshops for groups of any age on a variety of topics including healthy relationships, birth control, communicating about sexual health topics (for parents, teachers, youth), STIs, pregnancy options, sexual orientation, cyber-bullying, sexual identity, transgender issues, and more! Contact us to request a lesson or to find out more.
Sexuality education resources for people with intellectual disabilities
We are in the process of adding additional resource links for educators. There is a new section below featuring links for working with people with intellectual disabilities (this is a supplement to the general resource list which is recommended for all educators).
Resources for Educators
Beyond the Basics - a NS Dept. of Education approved resource
Growing Up OK! - resource book for children about Puberty, published by N.S. government
Sex? A Healthy Sexuality Resource - for Grades 7 - 12, published by N.S. government and distributed to Grade 7 students
Teaching Sexual Health - developed by educators and health professionals in Alberta to help achieve excellence in teaching sexual health
Comprehensive Sexual Health Education - What it means.
Did you know ... ? - Canadian Sexual Health statistics
It’s Easier Than You Think - A good resource for teachers to suggest, in case parents ask them for more information.
Resources for educators working with people with intellectual disabilities
SexualityandU.ca - Guidelines from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada. A great place to start.
Books - a book list compiled by SOGC. A great way to find more in-depth and specific information.
Body Parts Activity - An SHCLC-developed activity for increasing protective factors in vulnerable populations.
Curriculum resources available to order (from Program Development Associates)