Adolescense and Sexuality
Today’s adolescents live in a hypersexualized culture. Most have received a school- based sex education where safe sex typically refers to physical intimacy that is free of sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancy. Despite their greater exposure and education, current evidence suggests that many youth are in trouble sexually and that their sexual development is not unfolding as it should.
How is sexuality meant to develop? What is happening today that is different than in previous generations? How does sex affect the brain and bonding? In this course, Dr. Neufeld examines sexuality through the lenses of attachment, maturation and vulnerability. He sheds light on why adolescents are losing their timidity, why sexual interaction is on the rise, and why sexual bullying is becoming a problem. He explores the meaning of safe sex from an attachment-based developmental perspective and provides suggestions for contributing to the healthy unfolding of sexuality in our youth.
This course has been developed for all those involved with today’s teens including parents, teachers and helping professionals. It is also useful preparation for parents of pre-teens. This course is highly recommended for ALL who are involved in the sexual education of our youth, whether formally in school or more significantly at home.