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Helping your Children Understand Sexuality: Dr Patricia Weerakoon

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Narrabeen Baptist Church

13 Grenfell Avenue

North Narrabeen, NSW 2101

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At Narrabeen Baptist Church we are committed to partnering with parents to see their kids live full and flourishing lives for Jesus. With that in mind we are hosting a Parent Seminar with Dr. Patricia Weerakoon 'Helping your Children Understand Sexuality'.

Magazines, media and the internet present a smorgasbord of sexualised images and acts. The age of first sexual activity and exposure to porn is now in the low teens and the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in our youth rapidly increasing. What is the role of the parent and family in sex education? Has the church a part to play in this? Why is so important that parents take an early role in sex education?

This presentation looks at the development of the teen brain and the significance of environmental and parenting. It will explore the effect of media, magazines, peer pressure, drugs/alcohol and pornography in shaping children’s sexuality and gender. It is a challenge to parents to fully engage in their role in shaping and influencing your children to: manage their bodies, confront secular influences, and conduct their sexuality and relationships, in ways that are both Godly and healthy.

There will be a presentation on the evening and a time for Q&A. A bookshop will also be available with much of Dr. Weerakoon’s writing.

Dr. Patricia Weerakoon is a Sexologist and Writer. She trained in medicine in the University of Sri Lanka. She is married to Vasantha and her son Kamal is a Presbyterian minister. Patricia retired in 2011 after a twenty three year career as an academic with the Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Sydney. The last eight years of which she was the director of an internationally acclaimed graduate program in Sexual Health.

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What about Friday Night Youth that night?

Friday Night Youth will be happening from 7pm as usual. The group will be dividing into year groups for the night and doing separate things. If you are involvoed with NBC Youth you will hear more about this as the week approaches.

Is there child minding at the event?

Yes. If you would like to bring your child, we will play a movie in the upstairs Ed Centre and there will be supervision for them.

Is this event just for Christians?

Dr. Weerakoon has advertised that this event is appropriate for Christians and the broader community. So all are welcomed. She will be presenting her own convictions about sex and sexuality which are shaped by her research and her Christian convictions.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you would like to ask further questions of the organiser, please email daniel.leach@narrabeenbaptist.org.au

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