SUPPORT FOR TEENS &
As of November 2018, only 24 states and the District of Columbia mandate sex education in schools, and only 13 of those 24 require that the curricula be medically accurate. That means a majority of kids have been left to their own devices to navigate the complicated and confusing corners of their sexuality — with lots of trial and, sadly, lots of error.
At EDSE, we believe that confidence in and understanding of human sexuality is the foundation for having these kinds of conversations with young people. They are eager for this information, even if they might not admit it, and they need to see the adults around them feeling comfortable discussing it.
Having “The Talk” can feel terrifying, but it doesn’t have to be — and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.
We want to help you get there!
EDSE works with all age groups, from preschool to high school, and our programming is age-appropriate with topics and content adjusted according to the age group we’re speaking to.
Some of the key subjects we discuss:
What is sexuality?
Getting to know our bodies
Boundaries, consent & respecting “no”
Feelings & value systems
Body image & self-esteem
Gender roles & expectations
Hygiene & puberty (elementary school level)
Sexually transmitted infection prevention & treatment (junior/high school level)
Pregnancy & birth control (junior/high school level)
Sexual anatomy & hygiene (junior/high school level)
Relationship rights & responsibilities (junior/high school level)
Navigating online pornography (high school level)
EDSE wants to give kids and young adults the support and information they need and deserve – something many of us lacked when we were growing up.
EDSE wants parents, caregivers, and guardians to feel as prepared as possible to answer the kinds of questions you know your kids are going to ask — if they haven’t already.
Families come in all shapes, sizes, and experience levels, and EDSE is available to help parents and caregivers navigate unknown territory, including:
When your sexual orientation differs from your child’s. “My partner and I are lesbians. How do I talk to my heterosexual teenager about pregnancy prevention?”
When your gender identity differs from your child’s. “I’m cisgender but my child might be trans. How can I make my communication more inclusive?”
When your child’s anatomy is unfamiliar. “I don’t know anything about penises. How do I talk to my son about hygiene and puberty?”
EDSE can host a private gathering in the comfort of your own home or work one-on-one with you and your child for a personalized approach. Let us customize a package that best suits your needs — and your budget.
EDSE works with teens and families of all forms, and educators are trauma-informed, inclusive, and LGBTQIA+ friendly.
We can’t wait to meet you!