Early and Often: Talking to Kids about Bodies, Sexuality, and Consent

Jan 7 (Thu), 12:30 AM - 2:30 AM UTC

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Event Information

Join us as we welcome Cheylsea Federle and Mia Matias for Early and Often: Talking to Kids about Bodies, Sexuality, and Consent on Wednesday, January 6th from 7:30 to 9:30PM EST over Zoom! This workshop is a part of our January Parent/Caregiver Mini-Series. You can view the other workshops in this series here.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and will be made available for a limited time to everyone who registers.

"Where do I start?" The question that so many parents may be asking themselves when wanting to have a conversation about bodies, consent, sexuality, or gender with their children. In this interactive workshop we will explore approaches to starting these conversations and continuing to have age appropriate conversations throughout a child’s young life.

Through this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • identify several techniques for approaching talking to their children about sexuality, boundaries, and consent;
  • identify age appropriate language for discussing sexuality and consent with their children; and
  • feel more prepared to answer children’s questions about sexuality and help them to establish boundaries.

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About Cheylsea Federle, MA

Cheylsea is currently the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator at Wheaton College where she works, not only, to prevent sexual violence but provide resources and support to survivors when violence does occur. With a Master of Arts Degree in Gender Studies, and a certificate in Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy Cheylsea takes a trauma-informed and feminist approach in all that she does.

About Mia Matias

Mia Matias is an active doula, trained through Carriage House Birth, a mother of two and an aspiring sex educator. Her enthusiasm for sex education stems from her professional experience working with birthing and postpartum parents, and her personal journey as a mother. Where Mia is most passionate, is in teaching parents how to take a sex positive, and inclusive approach when discussing sexuality, bodies, and relationships with their children. She believes there is a real need for parents to have outlets to access further information and tools to have these important conversations with their children. Mia’s experience as a birth doula has also uncovered a sense of care and admiration for birthing and postpartum bodies and she is zealous about inclusivity in birth, reproductive justice, and education about sex and pleasure postpartum.

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Registration:

Tickets are available on a sliding scale ($3-$30) to ensure folx of varying economic backgrounds are able to access the sex education they deserve. We ask those who have the financial means to help "spread the wealth" by contributing to the community pool so that we can offer a limited number of sponsored free tickets to those who need it.

We kindly ask that those who have the financial means to purchase a ticket do so, and save our sponsored free tickets to those who do not.

To access this workshop for free, please enter the code CSPH-FREE when registering.

After you register, we will send you an email with the event login information (be sure to check your spam folder!). If you haven't already, make sure you download Zoom before we all log on: https://zoom.us/

If you have any questions, or experience any issues registering, please reach out to [email protected]

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