Sex Education

In the Spring of 2014, Kelsey attended Options for Sexual Health’s Sexual Attitudes Reassessment (SAR) workshop¹ and was amazed at the level of personal development it afforded to folks of all walks of life. After staying connected with Opt as an organization and following their work in promoting accessible and comprehensive sexual health resources across the province, she decided to take the next step in her career. She applied for Opt’s Sexual Health Education Certification course (SHEC)² and was accepted for the Spring 2016 semester. Over five months, she and a cohort of 15 teachers, Registered Nurses, writers, activists and educators completed the course component of the program, located at B.C. Women’s Hospital. In the Spring of 2017, Kelsey began working for Opt as a Clinic Coordinator, and is currently completing a 30-hour practicum for her SHEC certification.

SHECGrad

    Kelsey (centre) with Opt B.C.’s Education Coordinator Saira Hansen (left) and
Director of Education Kristen Gilbert (right)

Within the B.C. school system’s current Learning Standards, Kelsey teaches the following topics:

– Gender & Sexuality
– Relationships & Decision Making
– Anatomy & Physiology
– Contraception
– Pregnancy
– STI/Safer Sex Practices
– Puberty
– Sexuality Across the Lifespan

To date, Kelsey has taught the following topics to the following audiences:

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections in Clinical Practice – Vancouver Career College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Students³
  • Transgender Patient Care – Vancouver Career College’s Licensed Practical Nursing Students
  • Condoms, Lubricants, Barrier Alternatives – Sawdust Collector’s Valentine’s Day Show
  • Anatomy & Physiology, Contraception, STI/Safer Sex Practices – Canadian Royal Arts High School
  • Dating, Love, Relationships & Sex – RealTalk, Promoting Better Outcomes for People with Cognitive Disabilities and their Supporters
  • Second Instalment of Dating, Love, Relationships & Sex – RealTalk, Promoting Better Outcomes for People with Cognitive Disabilities and their Supporters
  • Sexting, Internet Safety, and the LGBTTQQIAA+ Spectrum – Canadian Royal Arts High School
  • All Bodies Puberty – Grades 5 & 6, Vancouver College Elementary School
  • Third Instalment of Dating, Love, Relationships & Sex – RealTalk, Promoting Better Outcomes for People with Cognitive Disabilities and their Supporters
  • STIs and Sexual Health – Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society
  • Healthy Relationships, Sexual Decision Making – Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society 

Forthcoming workshops:

  • Fifth Instalment of Dating, Love, Relationships & Sex – RealTalk, Promoting Better Outcomes for People with Cognitive Disabilities and their Supporters

 

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