JCIS Workshop: Implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education through the Lens of Child Protection

JCIS Workshop: Implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education through the Lens of Child Protection

International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH), Tokyo
November 29-30, 2019

Who should attend?

The course is designed for pastoral leads, teachers, school nurses and school counselors who have leadership roles in CSE, Pastoral Care, Health Education and Child Protection.

Based on experience, it is highly recommended that at least two members of staff attend from participating schools.

The Course

Delivered in collaboration between Susie March Consulting and JCIS and hosted by the International School of the Sacred Heart, the workshop’s objective is to implement and enhance Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE). The two-day training course develops the core knowledge and skills needed for your school’s CSE programme.

Using a blended approach of theory, policy and practice to develop the three overarching core competencies of CSE – acquisition of knowledge, building skills, and respectful attitudes – we will explore evidence-based best practice for implementation and facilitation of effective Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

Day one — Setting the scene: Implementation of CSE and exploring the different approaches open to your school

  • Introduction: The depth and breadth of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE)
  • Child Protection: CSE and its link to Child Protection (Particular focus on the expectations identified by the International Task Force on Child Protection within CIS/ NEASC accredited/inspected schools)
  • Selecting the right approach: Identifying different approaches to CSE
  • Values and attitudes: Exploring personal and professional responses to the different approaches
  • Reaching consensus on priorities: Aims for CSE
  • Insight of children and young people: What do children and young people need?
  • Parental partnership: Engaging parents in the program
  • Underpinning and sustaining through policy: Introduction to CSE Policy development

Day two — Defining effective practice: Develop knowledge, confidence and skills to facilitate CSE

  • Correct and shared terminology: Exploring sexual language within the culture
  • Supporting vulnerable students: Managing disclosures of abuse following CSE sessions
  • Creating a safe learning environment: Safeguard children during discussions of sensitive issues
  • Opportunities to share within the local setting: Sharing sessions that work
  • Boundaries and signposting: Tips for answering difficult questions
  • Reflection and feedback from the room: Next steps “workshop”

The Facilitator

Susie March has over 10 years experience from across the world in delivering CSE to students and running professional development training for staff.

Her holistic and developmentally-appropriate approach to CSE is specific to internationals schools and the unique cultures within which they operate. A Council of International Schools (CIS) Affiliated Consultant, she collaborates with CIS, offering training on strategies for addressing the educational elements of the new Child Protection accreditation standards; these include physical abuse, grooming, online safety, commercial exploitation and disclosure.

Apply to Attend

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Participants from JCIS Schools: 5,000 yen for the two-day workshop

Participants from non-JCIS Schools: 15,000 yen for the two-day workshop
(Applicants from non-JCIS schools will be put on a waiting list and informed whether they will be able to participate if there is additional space.)