Workshops & Presentations
I provide workshops and presentations to the community on various topics related to child development and sexual health. I am able to share my specialized knowledge with a wide variety of audiences in an accessible and engaging manner. My talks can be tailored towards caregiver-parent audiences or towards professionals working with children and youth.
I have presented at a number of major conferences, including the Guelph University Sexuality Conference and the Canadian Association for Social Work Education Conference. I have also provided talks for major mental health agencies, including Kinark Child and Family Services in Peterborough, Radius Child and Youth Services in Toronto and the Regroupment des intervenants en matiere d'agression sexuelle in Quebec.
THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOPS ARE AVAILABLE
TEACHING SEXUAL HEALTH TO YOUTH:
Teaching young people about how to stay sexually healthy is one of our biggest responsibilities as caregivers and professionals. Learn tips and techniques about how to bring up the issue in a comfortable manner. Find out all the important areas to cover to encourage and foster sexual health. Prepare yourself for questions you never thought would be asked.
HELPING KIDS WITH BOUNDARIES:
Children are naturally curious, especially when it comes to their bodies (and others’ bodies). But when does healthy curiosity cross over into boundary violations? How do you respond when children are making others uncomfortable? What can be done about sexualized behaviours in kids? Learn about all this and more in my talk on healthy boundaries.
MEDIA-SAFE YOUR KID:
The Internet can seem like the Wild, Wild West at times! Caregivers and teachers now know that they cannot remain in the dark about what goes on online, as it has become a huge part of our children’s social and personal lives. Learn about what your child might be exposed to online and how to steer them away from danger and towards health.
YOUTH WHO SEXUALLY OFFEND:
This talk for professionals introduces best practices and current research on the assessment and treatment of youth who have sexually offended.