Monday, November 16; networking at 7:15, speaker at 7:30 pm

Newton North High School Film Theater
457 Walnut Street

The Birds and the Bees: Age-Appropriate Sex and Relationships Education at home and at school
Lack of access to sexuality info puts all young people at risk, but even more so for young people with special needs.   SRE is important for all ages but is often too little too late and with incorrect and incomplete information. This talk by Newton parent and sex and relationships educator Megara Bell will address the need for age-appropriate sex and relationships education for all learners.  Megara will discuss what your kids need to know and some good ways to bring up sensitive topics with your children as well as to advocate for sex and relationships education inclusion.

Megara Bell is the director of Partners in Sex Education with 15 years of experience teaching comprehensive sex education to youth.  She teaches in public and private middle schools and high schools, colleges, parent groups and therapeutic schools.  Megara conducts professional development workshops on Teaching Sex Ed on the Autism Spectrum, Making Sex Ed relevant to SPED students, Teaching Pregnancy to At-Risk Boys, Teaching STD Prevention to Teens, Understanding Sexual Urban Legends, Teaching with Games, and Understanding Consent and presented the closing keynote at the national Sex Ed Conference 2014 with her husband Brian.  They have 3 children currently and formerly in the Newton Public Schools.  (Lincoln-Eliot, Bigelow, NNHS)