Sex Education in Schools
Real Opportunities Project Donna Harris
The Project….. • Works with young people to increase participation in social, learning, volunteering and employment opportunities. • Services are available to young people aged 14-19 years of age who have severe and complex needs, including a learning disability and / or autistic spectrum disorder. • A multi-disciplinary team offer a tailored package of support to meet individual needs
5 Pathways in the Transition to Adulthood Lifelong Learning
Psychology Support • 1:1 work – appropriate behaviour, relationships, confidence, self esteem, anxiety, phobias, anger management. • Agored Cymru courses – Understanding Sex and Relationships, Bullying, Confidence, Friends, Anger Management, Internet Safety, Safety with Strangers
Understanding Sex and Relationships Agored • Delivered in Special Needs schools, and Resource bases within Mainstream schools. • To date 245 young people have completed the accredited course with Real Opportunities. • Highlighted by Estyn as ‘sector leading practice’ in November 2012.
Sexual Intercourse and Appropriate Touching
A contraception kit is used to show participants different methods of contraception and how they are used. Participants are given the opportunity to practice condom application.
Sexually Transmitted Infections â€˘ STIs are discussed - examples are given as well as symptoms, how they are treated and how they can be prevented.
â€˘ Glove game can be used as a practical demonstration of these principals.
Things to consider… • Effective joint work with partners from the local health board and youth service enabled the development and delivery of course. • Borrowing resources • Linking young people up with specialist services e.g. The Basement (an information drop-in centre for 11-25 year olds).
Working with families â€˘ Parental consent is always gained before delivering the course. â€˘ Work can be undertaken with parents looking at how to discuss sexual health and how to address related problems.
More information: Workbooks and other resources are available on our website: https://www.realopportunities.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org