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Sex, Teens & Everything in Between: Live Discussion with Shafia Zaloom

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Parents of teens and tweens! How can we teach our children about consent? How can we empower our kids to know about their bodies without making them cringe? How can we speak inclusively and acceptance to sexual identity and preference? What is the modern-day version of “the talk” and when should that take place? Join us for an empowering discussion with expert Shafia Zaloom on sex, consent and raising empowered kids.

Part of The Mother Company’s series on Parenting in a Pandemic.

 

Shafia Zaloom is a health educator, parent, consultant and author whose work centers on human development, community building, ethics, and social justice. Her approach involves creating opportunities for students and teachers to discuss the complexities of teen culture and decision-making with straight-forward, open and honest dialogue. Shafia has worked with thousands of children and their families in her role as teacher, coach, administrator, board member, and outdoor educator. She has contributed articles to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and numerous parenting blogs. Shafia’s book, Sex, Teens and Everything in Between has been reviewed as “the ultimate relationship guide for teens of all orientations and identities.” It is one that “every teen, and every parent and educator – and every other adult who interacts with teens – should read.” Shafia is currently the health teacher at the Urban School in San Francisco, and develops curricula and trainings for schools across the country. She was honored by the San Francisco Giants Foundation in 2018 for her work with Aim High, a program that expands opportunities for students and their teachers through tuition-free summer learning enrichment, and was recently granted CAHPERD’s Health Teacher of the Year Award for 2021. Her work has been featured by many media outlets including, The New York Times, USA Today, NPR, KQED, and PBS.

 

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