Date: 9/22/2016, 9:00 am—4:00 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
This 2 day course provides an overview of human sexuality with a focus on youth and young adult sexuality issues. Review sexuality and relationship issues through childhood, adolescence, young adulthood, and adulthood. Discuss sexuality issues impacting youth and young adults in the child welfare and juvenile justice system including early sexual activity, gender roles, pregnancy, coercive sex and sexual exploitation, STI (sexually transmitted infections), and issues impacting LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex) youth and young adults. Discuss counseling guidelines for supporting youth and young adults including talking about sexuality, promoting sexual health, consensual sex, preventing STI and HIV, and intimacy and relationships. Review biological perspectives on female and male sexuality including sexual anatomy and the sexual response cycle. Examine adult sexuality and relationship issues related to love and intimacy, cohabitation and marriage, living alone, and couples therapy.