Join us as we welcome Scotney Young, LGSW for How to talk to kids about Porn on Wednesday, January 13th from 8:00 to 10:00PM 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.
Pornographic content is more pervasive than ever in today’s digital world with many studies showing children first encounter porn as young as 11 and some studies indicating it could be as young as 8. Many adults with children in their lives struggle to find the words to even begin to discuss this topic with them.
When talking to your kids about sex and sexuality it’s important to clarify your personal/family values while also sharing accurate information so that children can understand where your concern and guidance is coming from. In this introductory workshop Scotney will guide you through a non-judgmental process to better recognize the values you carry around pornography so you can, in turn, more effectively share these with your kids to teach them how to respond to porn they may come across. We will also review some facts and research about pornography and the brain to give you the foundational tools to help your children think critically about any pornographic content they may encounter and better understand the guidance and rules you are setting.
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.
About Scotney Young, LGSW
Scotney is a bilingual sexual health educator and licensed graduate social worker. She has extensive experience working with designing and facilitating culturally relevant comprehensive sexual health education programs geared towards tweens, teens, and young adults. She develops curricula for youth and communities that is medically accurate, inclusive, anti-racist/oppressive, and practical, with topics including: body autonomy, sexual diversity, safer sex, non-coercive contraception, consent and pleasure, and healthy relationships. She has supported and developed sex education programming in the US and throughout Latin America in both Spanish and English.
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]