Youth Workshops

SERC offers youth workshops in schools, community-based programs, and other youth programs in Manitoba. Workshops support the Manitoba Education learning outcomes. Topics include:

2STLGBQ+ AND YOU! (Brandon and area only):

Participants will discuss identity and human sexuality, and break down the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation. Specific focus will be given to identities and respecting differences. This workshop will be centered on respecting others, appreciating diversity, and creating safe spaces for peers. (Recommended for grade 7 and up)

DATING RELATIONSHIPS:

Through small group discussions, youth will explore the differences between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. Youth will learn what to do if they experience abuse, use abuse or witness abuse happening. They will also explore respectful and safe ways to end a relationship and ways to build a healthy relationship. (Recommended for grade 7 and up)

INTRO TO SEXUALITY:

In this workshop we explore the concepts of sexuality and the role it plays in our lives. This includes our rights, values, the influence of the media, gender identity, sexual orientation, body, and mind. Youth will have a chance to explore choices regarding their sexuality through discussions and small group work. (Recommended for grade 9 and up)

MENTAL HEALTH:

This workshop helps youth to understand that we all have mental health and, like our physical health, have to work towards mental wellness. We will explore different ways stress and trauma impacts our wellbeing as well as coping strategies, including stress reduction activities, to get through hard times. This workshop highlights resources and supports while emphasizing help-seeking when going through a hard time including when youth or their friends are having thoughts of suicide. (Recommended for grade 9 and up)

PUBERTY:

With a specific focus on puberty, participants will review reproductive anatomy and identify the physical, social, and emotional changes that occur during this period of growth and development. This workshop features a “question box” activity, where all students will have the opportunity to receive an answer to an anonymous question. (Recommended for grade 5)

SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH – GRADE 7:

Participants will review reproductive anatomy, identify what constitutes sex and sexual activity, and learn about consent. Working from a sex positive, harm reduction approach, participants will identify safer sex options (e.g. abstinence, condom use, birth control, etc.) that reduce the risks of unplanned pregnancy and STIs. This workshop includes a condom demonstration. (Recommended for grade 7)

SEXUAL & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH – GRADE 9+:

This workshop will discuss important conversations to have with partners before sex including consent, safer sex options, STI testing, pregnancy options, comforts, boundaries, and expectations. Youth will have an opportunity to practice negotiating condom use. We will also review reproductive anatomy as well as the most common forms of safer sex options including abstinence, condoms, hormonal birth control, and emergency contraceptive. (Recommended for grade 9 and up)

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS & HIV:

Participants will gain a broad understanding of STIs and HIV including common symptoms, testing, and treatment. This workshop will explore the differences between high, low, and no risk activities and demonstrate how to use condoms and sex dams. An emphasis will be placed on where to access condoms, sex dams, testing, and non-judgmental support. (Recommended for grade 9 and up)

For a printable list of workshops and workshop descriptions, see the following attachment: Youth Workshop Descriptions 2020 2021.

For an overview of sexual health education curriculum outcomes by grade level, see the following attachment: Curriculum Overview

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Please contact us if you would like more information or to send a booking request.

For information on our community workshops, please click here.