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About Our Courses
Delivering in schools since 1998 Straight Talking courses for 14-16 year old pupils are facilitated by trained peer educators, who deliver a well-designed curriculum to a high standard. There are two available courses relating to The Realities of Teenage Parenthood and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE).
The course on the Realities of Teenage Parenthood focuses on the social, emotional and financial aspects of teenage parenthood, from a perspective of personal experience. It is designed to compliment existing, good quality Relationships and Sex Education programmes. Many young people may know how not to get pregnant—the biology—but they do not know why not to get pregnant—the implications.
The CSE module looks at identifying behaviours and feelings associated with healthy and unhealthy relationships, identifying behaviours that indicate grooming, understanding what constitutes consent, understanding what rape is and understanding potential consequences of sharing indecent images online or by text. A key aspect is helping pupils understand that sexual exploitation is not their fault, that they clearly understand that they can ask for help at any point and that they know where they can access help and support.
She was openly talking about wanting to be pregnant until she realised in talking with the peer educator that she had a choice to make with her life.