Information session on Supporting your child to build healthy friendships and relationships
This session explores what RSE means to you as a parent. It looks at the aims of the RSE Programme and outlines the SPHE curriculum and how your child is taught in school. The information session informs parents on the programme content of the full NPC Training Module on same (see below).
The session runs for two and half hours and is open to all parents and guardians of Primary school children.
Module on Supporting your child to build healthy friendships and relationships
Delivered over three two and half hour sessions, this module helps parents have a better knowledge of Relationships and Sexuality education so that they can talk to their children and foster their children's self esteem and decision making skills in this important area of their lives. The sessions mirror the curriculum taught in schools.
Some of the topics covered in the training are:
- Expectations and understanding of RSE for children
- Speaking and listening - communication skills
- Self Esteem - a time for parents to reflect on their own self esteem and how this might influence the way in which they relate to their children
- Childhood experiences - how we as parents learned about RSE
- The media and ourselves
- The process of change - physical and psychological changes at puberty
- The language to use - parents explore the complexities of language in regards to sexuality
- Parents and School - RSE programme in schools - familiarising parents with the RSE programme.
This module is on offer to groups of parents and is delivered in individual schools. The programme is most beneficial if parents attend all of the workshops.
This programme is funded by the Sexual Health Crisis Pregnancy Programme