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Where are you located?

Our home base is located in Delta, BC Canada. Delta is located on the shared, traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and other Coast Salish Peoples.

Are your sexual health educators certified?

All of our educators are either fully certified or well on their way to becoming certified. 

What areas do you serve?
  • The All-Inclusive Package: Everywhere in BC, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut 
  • In-Person à la Carte: Whistler to Chilliwack, BC 
  • Zoom à la Carte: Everywhere in BC, the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
  • We plan to be Canada-wide by 2025.
How do you go beyond the “birds and the bees?”

We take our direction from research. Young children need to learn about “sexual health and wellbeing – in age and developmentally appropriate ways – [which] means teaching young children over years about things like consent, body safety, gender norms, gender identity, intimacy, and healthy relationships. It looks like teaching about how to be a good friend, how to say ‘no’ to unwanted touching, it means knowing our body parts and how to keep your body safe” (Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights, 2020).

What is the difference between sexual health education and social health education?

For the most part, sexual health education has been focused on prevention of negative outcomes, like unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections and child abuse. While these are important outcomes, they treat sexual health as problematic. At Rethink Sex Education, we address these issues from an awareness perspective, so that young people feel empowered to make the decisions that are right for them. 

Since Social Health Education is both personal and inter relational, our programs build on the above basics by providing structured lessons starting in Kindergarten. Providing young children with correct information from the beginning will help to eliminate misinformation, stigma and shame in regards to reproductive and sexual health and rights issues (SIECUS, 2004). Please see our list of offerings HERE.

How do you take the awkwardness out of sexual health education?

    While avoiding ALL awkwardness is challenging, Rethink makes sex ed fun! We do this through games, animated videos, discussions and activities. We know we’re on the right track because kids often ask us “When are you coming back?”

    How do you include those who identify within the LGBTQ2S+ community?

    Sexual health education has been, until now, primarily hetero and cis-normative. At Rethink Sex Education, we undestand that sexual health is for all. This is why SOGI (Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity) is explicitly taught in:

    • Gender: Identity, Pronouns & Expression (K-3)
    • Gender Stereotypes: What’s the Deal? (2-4)
    • Puberty: It’s Inevitable (4-6)
    • Body Image (4-6)
    • SOGI (4-7)
    • Figuring Out Who You Are (7-8)
    • STIBBI Awareness (8-9)
    • Sexual wellness & Decision Making (8-10)
    • Generation X-Rated (9-12) 

     

    Do you teach about the mechanics of sex?

      No. Sexual health education is not sexual intercourse education. “Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) is a curriculum-based process of teaching and learning about the cognitive, emotional, physical and social aspects of sexuality. It aims to equip children and young people with knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that will empower them to: realize their health, well-being and dignity; develop respectful social and sexual relationships; consider how their choices affect their own well-being and that of others; and, understand and ensure the protection of their rights throughout their lives” (Action Canada, 2020).

      Do you teach about morality?

        No. We respect that everyone comes from different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our lessons encourage youth the make the best decisions for themselves. Everything we teach is fact and research-based.

        How do you teach about consent?

        The concept and practical applications of consent are interwoven throughout most of the lessons and are explicitly taught in:

        • Body Parts & Body Safety (K-3)
        • Personal Safety (4-6)
        • Consent, Body Autonomy & Relationships (6-8)
        • Sexual Wellness & Decision Making (8-10)
        • Creating Consent Culture (9-12)
        • A Whole New World: Sex in College (11-12) 

         

        What is the structure of your lessons?

        K-3: Lessons are 30 minutes in length and consist of short videos and slides. 

        4-12: The structure of each In Person lesson is the same: the first fifteen minutes test prior knowledge through a game show called Kahoot, followed by a series of curated short videos, slides and discussion activities and ending with an exit slip to summarize learning. 

        *Zoom lessons are shorter in that there are no Kahoot nor discussion activities available.

        Do you provide supplementary material?

        Yes. Each of our lessons include pre and post lesson activities to enhance and synthesize learning. 

        How do you adapt for diverse learners?

          All of our lessons are designed to accommodate those who are vision and/or hearing impaired. We create our supplementary materials with divergent learners in mind, so that everyone has access to the material.

          What gaps exist in other K-3 programs?

          There are plenty of pre-existing programs that address private parts and safe vs. unsafe touching. Some of the gaps we address are in regards to gender, consent and social justice. “Not only are younger children able to discuss sexuality-related issues but that the early grades may, in fact, be the best time to introduce topics related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, gender equity, and social justice related to the LGBTQ community before hetero- and cisnormative values and assumptions become more deeply ingrained and less mutable” (Goldfarb & Lieberman, 2021). We should not underestimate the importance of early childhood education on the development of profoundly ingrained gender norms.

          How much do your programs cost?

            We offer three tiers of pricing based on the needs of your school and/or school district. Please book a free 15-minute Discovery Call here to find out which is the best fit for your organization.

            Do you only serve public schools?

              No. We welcome private schools, religious schools, preschools and post-secondary institutions to our access programs.

              Do you offer programs for private organizations or institutions?

                Yes. While our primary focus at this time is to educate youth in schools, we can customize our lessons for private or public organizations and institutions that would like to access our services.

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