Teen Sex Ed for Parents with Shafia Zaloom – October 30, 2017

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Teen Sex Ed for Parents

or How Parents Can Support Healthy Sexual Relationships through Courageous Conversations

with Shafia Zaloom, Health Educator, The Urban School

Shafia Zaloom

Have you wondered what your teen’s approach to sexuality is?  Whether your sophomore is sexually active or considering it?  What exactly are teens’ perspectives today, and how are they navigating the world of dating or hooking up in this digitally networked age? Does the new California consent law have heavy implications for your child?  Most important, have you wondered whether you’ve had that critical “talk”, and done it well?

This exciting event will reveal how parents can have courageous, age-appropriate conversations, know when to have them, and in doing so, support their teen’s understanding and development of positive sexual relationships.  At this event, you will learn to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy sexual behavior, what a teen should hope for and demand, and how to address this effectively with your child.  You will get a sense of the scope of sexual activity by age. You will also learn about the current norms and definitions in teen relationships.  By the end of the evening, you will acquire the tools and language necessary to have these important conversations with you teen.

Shafia Zaloom is currently a Health Educator at the Urban School in San Francisco. A teacher, former coach, certified outdoor educator and administrator in the Bay Area for 20 years, she has worked with thousands of teenagers. The focus of Shafia’s work is on human development, healthy communities, ethics and social justice. She consults with other schools to create programs and leads teachers to develop and present curricula on a variety of topics. Committed to service, Shafia has been on six educational nonprofit boards and is the current board President of Aim High, which expands opportunities for students from low-income neighborhoods and their teachers through a tuition-free summer learning and enrichment program.

Drew School
2901 California St., San Francisco  94115
Door ticket prices: Member School Parents $10.00; Others $15.00.

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