TOOLKIT + SURVEY
The HEAL Project is calling all Parents, Caregivers, Guardians (of young and adult children), Adults connected to children/youth (aunts, grandparents, Godparents, uncles, etc) and Mentors!
The Toolkit, an initiative of The HEAL Project, is a community driven manual on how to communicate, educate, and overcome the hurdles of “The Talk” with our children. This Toolkit is a life-hack helping us to communicate with our children about sexuality, and to help prevent and end child sexual abuse.
The sex and sexuality topics are broad. The HEAL Project is interested in new, innovative, simple, harm-reducing, radical, quick, funny, and/or long-term input on one of the most important talks you’ll ever have with your children.
Do you have a tip, a pitfall, a success story, a game, a fear, or a communication style you’d like to share? Or is there a question you’d like to ask? We are accepting comments, skill-shares, and questions now. Submissions can be anywhere from 100-800 words.
The HEAL Project acknowledges that sex(uality) education is currently a privilege, however believes that it should be a right. Sex(uality) education should be age-appropriately taught and discussed from birth to crossing over. Here are just some of the topics we hope to cover in the Toolkit: sex, desire, sexual health, body image, sexual orientation, sexual violence, gender identity, self care, masturbation, BDSM, consent, boundary setting, safe words, sexism, rape culture, love, casual sex, marriage, sex toys, and more.
Note: The HEAL Project acknowledges the disparities in sex(uality) education, sexual health access, and resources available to people of color, poor people, people with disabilities, and LGBTQI communities. We highly encourage everyone, especially those who belong to the above and other marginalized groups, to participate. We encourage the intersectional lens—race and sexuality; sexism and sex ed; desire and disability, gender identity and love, etc.
- CAREGIVER SURVEY
Are you a Caregiver? The HEAL Project defines caregiver as a parent (biological, adoptive or legal guardian), family member (grandparents, godparents, aunt/uncle, etc.), advocate, or educator who works with young people and children. Please help The HEAL Project with your input on caregivers needs, fears, and share your thoughts around communicating with children about sex.