NYSPEP'S mission is to promote and improve parenting education, in order to enhance parenting skills, knowledge and behavior.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County -- Tompkins Families! in partnership with Melissa Pintor Carnagey, LBSW founder of Sex Positive Families, LLC and NYS Parenting Education Partnership is offering two Strong Roots Training sessions on February 11, 2021. You can sign up for one of both, space is limited. If attending both you must register for both.
Session 1: Creating a Consent Conscious Home
Thursday, February 11, 2021
10:00 AM- 12:00PM
As a kid, were you ever forced or coerced into sharing affection with grownups? Did you have a caregiver that required you to eat everything on your plate, regardless of whether you were full or not? Were your boundaries regularly dismissed or violated by the people that you called family?
Do you have a strong desire to do differently for the child(ren) in your world, or to support families in creating more consent-conscious homes, but aren't always clear how to make it happen?
If you answered YES to any one of these questions, this virtual workshop is for you. It will help you cultivate a consent-conscious home with greater confidence, so you can begin, or deepen, your understanding and home culture of consent.
The session covers strategies relevant to supporting children in the earlier years when approaching common areas of consent such as:
● affection and physical boundaries with others
● hygiene, health, and everyday care
● dealing with family or other adults who disagree
A live Q&A immediately follows the presentation, so participants can engage with a sex positive parenting expert on questions relevant to their needs. All registrants receive a companion guide with reflective exercises, consent conscious tips by age, conversation starters, and consent resources curated by Sex Positive Families.
If you are interested in this session 1please register here. http://bit.ly/consentco
Session 2: Tackling Tasks About Porn (So You’re Prepared Not Scared)
Thursday, February 11, 2021
1:00 PM- 3:30 PM
Young people today have cell phones, devices, apps, gaming, web browsers, and social media at their fingertips and at earlier ages than ever before. Preparing children for sexual health and safety is more than trying to block or limit access. We must engage them early in conversations that build their awareness, critical thinking, autonomy, and informed decision making around the body, relationships, consent, and sex.
This workshop walks you through the strategies that support safer device usage and open talks, at every age and stage, about online porn and sexually explicit media. Participants will learn:
● how to take a sex positive vs. shame-based approach to porn conversations
● when to begin the talks (earlier than parents and caregivers may think)
● what to say, to both kids who have and who have not seen sexually explicit media
● top resources to support the talks
A live Q&A immediately follows the presentation, so participants can engage with a sex positive parenting expert on questions relevant to their needs. All registrants receive a companion guide with reflective exercises, conversation starters, and media literacy resources curated by Sex Positive Families.
If you are interested in session 2 please register here. http://bit.ly/tacklingt
About the Presenter
Melissa Pintor Carnagey (she/they), is a Black and Latinx, Austin-based sexuality educator and licensed social worker who founded Sex Positive Families on the belief that all children deserve holistic, comprehensive, and shame-free sexuality education so they can live informed, empowered, and safer lives. Melissa is confident that the work starts in homes with families and caregivers, and she enjoys helping parents learn the strategies for raising sexually healthy children. Her professional experience spans just shy of 15 years in the field of sexual health, having taught comprehensive sexuality education in schools and worked within HIV/AIDS case management and prevention at both nonprofit and state government levels. She is the author of the best selling book titled Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids: A guide to raising sexually healthy, informed, empowered young people, and their work has been featured in media such as HuffPost, Parents Magazine, Mashable, and more. Melissa’s most relevant experience comes from being a sex positive parent to three young people ages 21, 11, and 7. They are the constant inspiration for the work.
Brought to you by:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County--Tompkins Families!
New York State Parenting Education Partnership
Sex Positive Families