Tools and downloads

Book for parents (in Russian)

Help, my child is growing up….

Book for parents of children under 18 years, about adolescence, love, relationships and sexuality. In Russian language (also available in Dutch).

Title: Over de seas, over the waves (Russian title)

Author: Sanderijn van der Doef 

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Download this book (in Russian).

PATH: Program for Appropriate Technology in Health: gamesbook

Welibray GamesbookAmong other activities PATH offers a programme on education and training. An attractive comprehensive games book for Reproductive Health and Sexuality (2002) can be downloaded. The manual is in English and has a wide variety of 45 games and instructions how to get started or make your own games, all based on research and theory.

Sex education work with young people (by Juliana Slobodian)

This is a training course in English and in Russian on sexual education. It was developed by a volunteer of the Voluntary Service Overseas. She was posted in the Sverdlovsk Oblast Family Planning Centre in Ekaterinburg.
The training course describes not only the theory of sexual education, but also contains a host of tools to use in different settings,training of staff members, programmes for parents and the sexuality education of young people. It is comprehensive and complete, so that anyone willing to set up a programme can find here the know how to accomplish this.
Training course in English
Training course in Russian

UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

International Guidelines on Sexuality Education: An evidence informed approach to effective sex, relationships and HIV/STI education
Letter of support of the ESC Executive Committee dated September 19, 2009

WHO Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe

Weblibrary standardsThe “Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe" were elaborated jointly by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) in close cooperation with a group of 20 experts from nine European countries. They are to apply to all European WHO Member States.

The standards were developed as a reaction to major differences in the quality of sexuality education in school. The sexuality education given in schools in many countries in the European region concentrates solely on the communication of biological facts, neglecting social and psychological aspects, as well as the communication of skills. This one-sided orientation and the poor quality of the sexuality education provided have negative consequences for young people in the European region: many countries are recording an increase in sexually transmitted infections and teenage pregnancies.

The “Standards for Sexuality Education” comprise a general introduction to the importance of sexuality education in school and the underlying concepts. In addition, a comprehensive overview provides information on the subjects that should be covered by the curriculum for the individual age groups. The special feature of this matrix is that, above and beyond the topics, it also indicates which skills children and young people should acquire, and which attitudes should be promoted. The standards are based on a positive interpretation of sexuality, which they consider to be a part of physical and mental health. Such topics as HIV/AIDS, unwanted pregnancies and sexual violence are embedded in all-embracing education that focuses on the self-determination of the individual and people’s responsibility for themselves and others.

The WHO Regional Office for Europe and the BZgA will support the dissemination and implementation of the standards in the framework of workshops.




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