Speakeasy is a free course which helps parents and carers of children of any age to tackle the difficult and often confusing issues of growing up, sex and relationships. The project provides information, resources and support to help parents/carers to confidently chat about these things at home. It is funded by NHS Tayside and delivered by trained facilitators from various backgrounds including Community Learning & Development and Health.
The primary aims of the Speakeasy programme are to increase positive child/carer communication and to support healthy development of our young people as they grow.
Parents and carers take part in an 8 week groupwork programme where each session lasts 2 hours. They will also receive age appropriate resources to encourage discussions in the home and put learning into practise. Courses are delivered in various locations.
The programme covers:
- Week 1: Culture and Messages About Sex
- Week 2: What Do Children & Young People Need To Know?
- Week 3: Answering Difficult Questions & Helpful Resources
- Week 4: Safety
- Week 5: The Online World, Young People & Relationships
- Week 6: Puberty
- Week 7: Contraception & Sexually Transmitted Infections
- Week 8: The Role of The School
An additional menu of sessions is also available to those who have already participated in the programme or who are looking after/working with older young people. These cover:
- The Adolescent Brain & Risk
- Young People & Pornography
- Young People, Sex & Technology
- LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender)
If you would like to find out more about the Speakeasy project please contact Linzi McKerrecher (Speakeasy Co-ordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07920 503897. More information about the project can be found at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Speakeasy-1651052668445100/?ref=bookmarks
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