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Sexual Citizenship Course

The Sexual Citizenship Course seeks to equip young people with a wholistic sexual education. Providing them knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality—physically, emotionally, individidually & in relationship

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Sexual Citizenship Course

Time & Location

Jan 18, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Charleston, 66 George St, Charleston, SC 29424, USA

About the event

The Sexual Citizenship Course seeks to teach a Comprehensive Sexuality Education+ (CSE+).  The goal is to equip young people with a wholistic sexual education.  Providing them knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they need to determine and enjoy their sexuality—physically and emotionally, individually and in relationships. Sexuality is part of every individuals emotional and social development. We have found that information alone is ineffective, young people need to be given the opportunity to acquire essential life skills, develop positive attitudes and values and engage in dialogue with their peers and course facilitators.

Sexual Citizenship/CSE+ covers a broad range of issues relating to the physical, biological, emotional and social aspects of sexuality. This approach recognizes and accepts all people as sexual beings and is concerned with more than just the prevention of disease or pregnancy. This program can be tiered for different ages/grades.  

Through the course students:

* Acquire accurate information on sexual and reproductive rights and health, STD/STI’s, sexual and gender identity, healthy relationships and power dynamics, information to dispel myths, and references to resources and services.

* Develop life skills including critical thinking about media and culture, healthy communication and negotiation, self-development and decision-making; sense of self; confidence; assertiveness; ability to take responsibility; ability to ask questions and seek help; conscientious bystander skills/ violence prevention and empathy.

* Nurture positive attitudes and values, including open-mindedness, respect for self and others, positive self-worth/esteem, comfort, nonjudgmental attitude, sense of responsibility, and positive attitude toward their sexual and reproductive health.

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