Dr. Szilvia Gyurkó
When young people have access to information and adults are able to have meaningful conversations with them, then a strong basis is in place for young people to participate actively. Many professionals are hesitant however to discuss healthy sexual development, risky sexual behaviour and sexual violence with young people. Professionals know it’s important, but don’t feel competent to do so.
This is one of the outcomes of the LEAP Community of Practice on participation, youth and sexual violence. It is for this reason that we are hosting a webinar on ‘discussing sexuality with young people’.
We’ll present practical methods, do’s and don’t from the perspective of experienced experts and invite participants to share good practices.
Ms. Szilvia Gyurko: Tdh's regional juvenile justice advisor is a freelance child rights adviser and researcher. Currently she is the Head of the Board of ESZTER Foundation (which provides psychological and legal help for the victims of sexual violence) and she runs Hintalovon Foundation that develops child rights and educational projects. The foundation’s first educational project is dedicated to sexual education for children between 10-18 and their parents.
Ivet Pieper (senior project manager at Stichting Alexander):Stichting Alexander is a Dutch NGO specialized in youth participation and participatory action research. Ivet has been working in the field of international child and youth development for over 17 years, with a strong focus on participatory approaches. In recent years she has worked mostly on themes of youth care, experienced experts and child abuse.
You can find webinar recordings HERE. The webinar summary is available for download below.