The purpose of this curriculum is to provide abused children and young adolescents, and their parents with a learning experience about human sexuality, tailored to their needs. Most curricula are for children in school settings and these deal mainly with the physiology of sex, i.e. the “plumbing.” Many of the questions abused children have are not always answered by the lessons on sex taught in schools. It is very valuable for parents and abused children to learn about human sexuality together as this will increase their ability to talk together about sex in a healthy and positive manner.
This curriculum of over 50 structured exercises is for use with children six years old up to young adolescents, and their parents. It is specifically designed to combat the possible negative effects of abuse and neglect on sexual development. Each exercise is designed to provide a healthy and positive understanding of sex and sexuality for youth and parents from abusive backgrounds. Exercises have eye-catching hand drawn graphics to encourage an enthusiastic response.