Specialized Trainings for Parents and Concerned Adults
Date & Time: October 11 & 18, 7:00-9:00 PM
Location: Central Marin, to be determined
Cost: $45 per workshop
Center for Domestic Peace is pleased to offer two different trainings to parents and concerned adults to deeper the understanding about the new landscape in which teens are navigating sex and intimacy, and to learn concrete ways to talk to teens about these issues.
These trainings will:
- Help you understand where kids are actually getting their sex education and how that education may be impacting them;
- Provide you with tools to best support your teen and communicate with her/him about sex and intimacy;
- Offer you an opportunity to create connections and build community with other concerned parents and adults.
October 11: 7PM - Can We Talk? Navigating Parent/Teen Dynamics
Join us in a lively discussion focusing on what teens in the Bay Area are doing, what they want, what they need, and how, specifically, our role fits into that reality. Concerned adults will leave with a clearer understanding of what their teen is experiencing and strategies to best support them in a way that helps them make more decisions that end in honor and joy rather than in regret, guilt, or shame. Come ready to ask tough questions and get real AND HOPEFUL answers. Workshop led by Charis Denison.
Charis Denison is a Youth Advocate and expert in Human Development, Ethics, and Social Justice & Community Involvement. She has built her experience primarily partnering with schools and non-profits for the past 23 years. She has received national recognition for her work in several of these fields. Charis has been on the faculty of the Urban School of San Francisco, Branson School, and Marin Academy in San Rafael CA.
Charis currently runs Prajna Consulting, partnering with schools, teens, families, organizations, and communities around the issues of Human Development, Social Justice, and Ethics. Her work as a youth advocate emphasizes empowering young people to make choices that end in honor and joy rather than guilt, shame or regret.
For a sample of her presenting style, see her Tedx. Her work is currently featured in the last chapter of Peggy Orenstein’s latest book, Girls and Sex: Navigating the New Landscape.
October 18: 7PM - An Unsexy Truth: Where Porn Culture is Meeting Children
In the absence of meaningful and ongoing education about sex, intimacy, ethics, and decision making for kids, the porn industry has become the new and most readily accessible sex-ed teacher for kids everywhere. Please join us in a sobering yet much needed discussion about the effects of porn culture on tweens and teens and what we can do to help them develop the tools they need to protect/honor themselves and each other. Workshop led by Natasha Singh
Natasha Singh: sexual literacy educator and youth advocate. Natasha has been an educator and activist for the past 17 years and has taught at Rutgers University, the Collegiate School for boys, and the Branson School. She serves as Executive Director at Asha Rising, which provides sex trafficking survivors in India with safe housing and Co-Chairs the board of Center for Domestic Peace. Natasha speaks widely on porn culture, sex trafficking, and gender-based violence prevention and works with bay area tweens and teens on developing sexual literacy. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, South Asia Review, Threepenny Review, Crab Orchard Review, and in a number of feminist anthologies.
Questions? Call 415-526-2543