SACCA AGM + Workshop: The Askable Adult

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  • SACCA AGM + Workshop: The Askable Adult
     25 November 2021
     9:30 am

Completion certificates are emailed at the end of conference to email provided.

REGISTRATION: 9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

AGM: 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

WORKSHOP: 10:15 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.

LOCATION: Virtual – Zoom

Askable Adult

We know that students are always navigating friendships and boundaries within their relationships. In the Askable Adult Workshop, Educators learn to clarify their own values around healthy relationships so they are better prepared to support the children in the programs they run. Offering meaningful guidance and boundaries is essential for the children and youth we support so they are able to practice being a good friend and standing up to unhealthy behaviours. However, it can be a challenge when questions and behaviours reflect the complexities of our current media culture. By attending the Askable Adult Workshop, participants will clarify their role as an Educator by developing skills to address unexpected behaviour, fostering strategies to answer tricky questions, and skillfully support and teach healthy boundaries. Jessy Wollen will be drawing upon our shared community based values and scenarios to practice answering and addressing the children we support.

Educators will learn how to be an Askable Adult.


  • Lay the foundation for future conversations.
  • Recognize teaching is verbal and nonverbal.
  • Recognize that teaching is conscious and unconscious.
  • Teach correct vocabulary.
  • Be approachable, open, an active listener; show eye contact, commitment to the conversation.
  • Provide learning opportunities so the children you support may observe healthy behaviour.
  • Tell children what is and is not appropriate behaviour without making them feel guilty.
  • Teach about private body parts, private places, and private behaviour.
  • Teach children that their body belongs to them.
  • Encourage children to speak up for themselves.
  • Help children understand how their behaviour affects others.
  • Share your values and beliefs.

Workshop Presenter: SHIFT Education – Jessy Wollen, teacher and certified sexual health educator

Through workshops, professional development training, and resources, I forge the way for teachers, caretakers, parents, and grandparents who want to learn how to talk to young people—including diverse learners—about relationships and sexuality without being weird about it.