This Isn’t Complicated. It’s Just Not Easy: Talking to Your Teens About Sex

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:

  1. Help you understand where kids are actually getting their sex education and how that education may be impacting them;
  2. Provide you with tools to best support your teen and communicate with her/him about sex and intimacy;
  3. 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.

Registration Link Here

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.

Registration Link Here

Questions? Call 415-526-2543


Changing the Future for Children

Save the Date: Changing the Future for Children - Morning of Inspirationchildren

Hosted by Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools

Friday, October 14, 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM @ Phil Lesh’s Terrpain Crossroads in San Rafael. Come celebrate our work with children and hear the inspirational stories of help, hope, and healing, and witness the multigenerational impact of C4DP’s work. Find out how you can make a difference! This is a free event, so to reserve your seat today, please email or call 415-526-2543.