Sex and Relationship Education
An effective and good sex and relationship programme teaches children and young adults to make responsible and well informed decisions about their own life.
In a society, where sex is often trivialised and students’ knowledge primarily comes from social media, the internet or friends, my sex & relationship programme provides students with opportunities to explore attitudes towards themselves, their own body, sex and relationships within a programme based on values such as commitment, honesty, integrity and respect. I aim at supporting schools and parents in their task of bringing students to their full personal growth in sexual life.
Research has shown that young people who are knowledgeable about their body, sex and relationships are more likely to be critical and thoughtful in the choices they make regarding their relationships and their sexual behaviours.
Good, comprehensive sex and relationship education does not make young people more likely to enter into sexual activity. Indeed it can help them learn the reasons for, and the benefits to be gained from, delaying such activity.
My Sex and Relationship Programme
- is age appropriate in regard to the development and the knowledge of children and young adults
- takes cultural, social and gender specific differences into account
- is based on the concept of holistic health and well-being, which includes sexual health
- is based on the equality of all genders, self-identity and the appreciation of diversity
- is based on scientifically correct information
My Aim is to
- empower students to develop as sexual human beings, who are able to express their emotions and needs, to experience sexuality in a positive way and to develop their own gender identity and sexual orientation
- teach students a basic scientific understanding of their bodies, their physical and their emotional development
- teach students how to avoid an unwanted pregnancy, about family planning, abortion and available support services
- teach students how to prevent sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.
- help students understand and explore the meaning and values for themselves, their family and their community
- enable students to develop into responsible adults who are capable of having stable, loving relationships.
- promote respect and understanding for the beliefs and values of different ethnic and cultural groups
- promote respect, sincerity and tolerance for the diversity of genders and awareness of sexual indemnity and gender roles
- raise critical awareness of the values conveyed by the media in relation to self-image and sexuality and help them manage their peer, social and media pressures
- provide students with information regrading the access to counselling and medical services in regard to problems and questions on sexuality
The feedback from students to Dr. Holzleg’s Sexual Education and Relationship programme was incredibly positive. Many students commented on the open atmosphere in which to ask questions, the interesting presentations, and in particular, the accessible facilitators.
Her sessions covered reproductive system, STDs and HIV/AIDS, hygiene, contraception, sexuality and sexual harassment.
Dr. Kathleen Noreisch
International School of Berne
Values discussed include
- the value of stable and loving relationships
- respect, understanding and empathy towards others who may have different backgrounds, cultures, sexuality, feelings and views
- the development of relationships, including sexual relationships, based on mutual consent, rather than coercion
- the right not to be abused by other people or be taken advantage of
- the right of people to follow their own sexuality, within legal parameters
My interactive life skills programme includes sessions on personal health and hygiene to help teenagers understand the physical changes during puberty, to promote personal cleanliness, to help them take pride in looking after their body and to reduce the risk of illness.
Contact me to discuss which components support your school’s Sex and Relationship programme and how we can develop a long-term and sustainable programme.