Education on Sexuality and Pregnancy Outcome Decision. Innovative and factual programs for adolescents encouraging informed decision making regarding sexual health and relationships. Designed to be used with secondary aged students, the programs provide current, age appropriate and relevant information. Discussion raises a greater understanding of the complexities of sexuality and encourages students to implement strategies as they navigate sexual choices. It recognizes that different ideals surrounding sexuality exist and can differ according to individual cultural and/or religious backgrounds. The interactive workshop approach in a classroom setting provides students with a relaxed atmosphere that can stimulate discussion and offer an opportunity for asking questions and sharing opinions. Espod Geelong Inc offers 4 programs:
Level one (Year 7)
Aims to instill an appreciation of self-esteem. The information is presented in a power point format and provides class discussion surrounding holistic human development. Students are given opportunity to explore the definition of sexuality and to consider that it is more than a physical function but as a significant component of self.
Level two (Year 8)
Focuses on establishing the qualities reflected in healthy friendships and engages students in discussion on related issues. Students are encouraged to become critical thinkers of popular culture and to recognize the importance of making informed decisions regarding their sexuality.
Level three (Year 9/10)
Students are given an opportunity to explore the many facets of establishing a healthy relationship. Information and discussion challenges them to reflect on their own attitudes regarding sexual intimacy and the possible consequences of life style choices and the impact that their decisions may have on their future.
Flirting with Danger (Year 9/10)
A power point presentation providing students with factual information about sexually transmitted infections.
Students at each level are encouraged to seek adequate and correct information from reliable sources before making important decisions.
Students are given a variety of handouts for the workshop they attend including a parent/guardian leaflet to take home.