Since 1970, Head & Hands has offered non-judgmental and holistic health education programs to youth. All of our workshops are based on youths’ current needs and are tailored to the unique environment of every school/group that we visit.
Sense has a special emphasis on youth leadership and peer-based education. Since we know that most youth get their information about sex from their friends and people they trust, we seek to equip young people to educate each other about sexual health. Our workshop animators are volunteers aged 25 and under, while our peer education program encourages teenaged youth to get involved in their own school or community environments. By giving young people the information and resources they need to make decisions for themselves, they are able to take control of their own sexual health, as well as spread accurate and empowering messages about sexuality to their friends and peers. Though we target youth aged 14-17 in high schools, our health education team is also available to do workshops in many other settings. By signing up for workshops, schools, health professionals, and communities are working together to ensure the health and well-being of our youth.
The Sense Project offers a series of three workshops for students aged 14-17 (Sec III-IV-V) in high school settings and other community spaces. We begin offering Sense Project workshops at the beginning of October.
Workshop 1: Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Choices
- Introduction to sex and sexuality
- Sexual and gender identity
- Sexual decision-making and motivation
Workshop 2: STIs, HIV/AIDS, and Contraception
- Transmission, prevention and testing for STIs and HIV/AIDS
- Safer sex practices and methods
Workshop 3: Healthy Relationships, Sexual Limit-Setting, and Consent
- Personal sexual boundaries and how to communicate them
- Identifying and negotiating safer sex practices
These three workshops provide students with the comprehensive information they need to make safe and healthy sexual choices. Although the Sense Project recommends following this 3-workshop program, workshops can also be tailored to suit the needs of your school.
Head & Hands is happy to provide free condoms for your school. We see this as a crucial aspect of sexual health education, and we are mandated by Public Health to ensure that youth in our area have access to free condoms. Distributing condoms to young people is consistent with our goal to reduce the rates of STIs and unintended pregnancies among youth.
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To book a workshop, or for more information about our services and trainings, please contact:
Gabrielle, Health Educator and Sense Project Coordinator at 514-481-0277 or email@example.com