S.H.A.R.E. – A Weekly Healthy Sexuality & Relationships Group

S.H.A.R.E. (Sexual Health and Relationships Education) is an LGBTQ-affirming sexual health education group offered every other Tuesday at 12pm at ANCHOR. Each session is free-standing, so no matter when you start coming or if you miss a day, you won’t feel lost the next time!

Groups will involve a mix of information/lecture, brainstorming, discussion, individual
and group activities. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions
anonymously.

The curriculum used in S.H.A.R.E. meets Arizona State Educational Standards. Thus, participants who attend 80% of the sessions (6 out 8), can earn 1/4 credit toward their high school diploma.

Overview of Sessions:

  • Introduction to Sex & Sexuality
    Objectives: Define sex, sexuality, and self-esteem. Identify sexual values and
    evaluate how values inform perspectives and choices.
  • Sexual/Reproductive Anatomy and Physiology
    Objectives: Distinguish the functions and characteristics of male, female, intersex,
    and trans anatomy. Describe the processes of ejaculation, the menstrual cycle,
    and reproduction.
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
    Objectives: Identify how STIs are transmitted. Distinguish the types of STIs in
    terms of treatment and cures. State prevention methods and action steps for
    testing/treatment.
  • HIV/AIDS
    Objectives: Name the 4 fluids that transmit HIV. Distinguish between behaviors
    that are risky for transmitting HIV and behaviors that are low to no risk. Name at
    least 3 ways that HIV can be prevented.
  • Safer Sex Protection
    Objectives: Express factors to consider when selecting a safer sex protection
    method. Discuss pros and cons of different safer sex protection methods. Gain
    personal awareness around preferred options for safer sex. List steps involved in
    using a condom. Identify steps for protection and sexual decision-making.
  • Sexual Negotation
    Objectives: Gain personal awareness about how to negotiate safer sex. Identify
    steps to take in the future as they relate to sexual decision-making.
  • Relationships
    Objectives: Examine complex relationships and differentiate between healthy and
    unhealthy qualities. Clarify characteristics that could be “warning signs” of an
    unhealthy relationship or that may indicate the need for conflict resolution and
    conversation. Name and describe types of abuse and relationship warning signs.
  • Communication
    Objectives: Practice assertive communication. Understand the benefits and drawbacks of different communication styles. Consider the role of communication in relationships and problem solving.

For more information, contact Courtney at cwaters2@email.arizona.edu.

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