A practical approach to discussing sex and sexuality with children
Webinar for parents, health care professionals, teachers and everyone else that has children or works with children.
Join us for one hour to dispel the myths, and get some practical tips from Dr Mou Sultana, psychologist, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst and author of the book ‘What’s so natural about sexuality?’
Sex sells tabloids, it is exploited for marketing purposes, one could say it is what makes the world go around. However, at the same time it remains a taboo subject leaving us ill equipped to discuss it in a healthy, open and appropriate manner with our children.
The idea for this webinar came from our work with clients and witnessing the impact on their lives from anxiety around not having had access to reliable information about sex and sexuality.
Many people, including teachers, parents and health professionals find the whole area an absolute minefield . Most of the time it is left up to schools to cover this important subject, however, it is regularly at home that questions are asked, and parents also need to be equipped to answer these without increasing both their own anxiety and that of the child.
The thought of discussing sex with children causes most people to be anxious. Lack of appropriate information, not talking about sex or indeed lying about sex and sexuality related matters to children is detrimental to their mental health and development. This can manifest in the form of anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorders, risk taking behaviors, and addiction which can start in adolescence and continue on into adulthood.
Our guest speaker, Dr Sultana will be applying insights from her theoretical and clinical knowledge from the field of psychoanalysis, psychology and research; providing practical and useful guidelines to better prepare you for addressing this important subject with your child.
For ticket buyers who are unable to attend, a link will be provided for them to access a recorded version of the webinar for one month on our website
is a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and Psychotherapist (ICP) currently working with VHI, MOVE Ireland and in private practice. Following her Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, she competed her Doctoral research in Perinatal Mental Health at the University College Dublin. She has also completed a Masters in Sociology from the University of Limerick, and a Masters in Applied Psychology from the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.
Mou is a lecturer in the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS). Her research interests include trauma, sexuality, domestic violence, gender and identity. She is the author of “Castration Complex: What’s so natural about sexuality?” Routledge, 2018.