Join the UBC Learning Circle for a special Youth Circle with some real talk with Jessica St. Jean (Director from YouthCO) as she discusses “Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know But Were Too Afraid To Ask” on Wednesday, October 29 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (PST).
YouthCO exists to reduce the impact that HIV and Hep C have on the youth of British Columbia. We are an organization of young leaders who work to affect meaningful change through peer support, education and meaningful community engagement. We strive to foster inclusive communities where youth empower youth to make informed decision about their own well-being and work to end the stigma surrounding HIV and Hep C.
Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 3 pm. to 4 pm.
Place: Attend by video conference OR online via Webinar. To learn the difference please click here.
Registration: Click here to register for this online event.
After participating in this workshop, youth will have the tools to:
- Ask questions that may lead to having a better understanding of their health
- Gain respect for their bodies as well as the bodies of others
- Recognize pre-contact values of respect and value for all people and creatures
- Normalize sexuality as nothing to be ashamed of
- Identify how addressing sexism can lead to young women feeling less embarrassed about accessing contraceptives
- Discuss consent in a healthy way to lessen harmful practices common in Aboriginal communities that can affect health outcomes (such as the normalization of many nonconsensual activities)
BC Provincial Prescribed Learning Outcomes: Health and Career Education – Grades 8 and 9
The workshop “Contraception” fulfills the following BC Provincial ‘Prescribed Learning Outcomes’ for Grades 8 and 9 Health and Career Education:
It is expected that students will:
- Identify factors that influence healthy sexual decision making
- Demonstrate an understanding of the consequences of contracting sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS (e.g., symptoms, short-term and long-term health issues)
- Assess the importance of healthy relationships (e.g., with friends, family, teachers, mentors)
- Relate the characteristics of a healthy lifestyle to their ability to maximize personal potential
- Describe practices that promote healthy sexual decision making
- Assess the short-term and long-term consequences of unsafe sexual behaviour (e.g., unplanned pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, negative impact on future goals)
- Propose strategies for building and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships (e.g., effective communication skills, effective expression of emotions, setting and communicating personal boundaries)
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