Island youth schooled in emotionally-aware approaches to sex ed

foto 2021 taller sex edThis Wednesday, the Formentera Department of Social Welfare invited year-six pupils at CEIP El Pilar to take part in a workshop on affective and sexual wellbeing that explored biological, psychological and social changes in puberty and adolescence. Next year FDSW will extend the training to other local schools.

Speakers set out to dispel myths, misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding affective and sexual diversity, and gave participants theory-based and practical methods to include such diversity in their worldview. The World Health Organisation defends children and adolescents’ right to build a world in which men and women live together in equality and free from discrimination.

Parent training
At a similar talk in the afternoon, parents got tips about preventing dangerous behaviour, plus strategies to communicate with and support children throughout adolescence.

11 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera