TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT HUMAN SEXUALITY: A SKILLS BASED APPROACH is designed to provide students with the necessary skills to teach Sexual Education to children of all grade levels. The text's "life skills applied to content" approach incorporates the seven new national standards established by the profession as desired outcomes of Health Education curricula, with an emphasis on communication, problem solving, decision-making, stress management, and goal setting as they apply to human sexuality content. The authors also address sensitive and controversial issues in sexuality such as gender, sexual orientation, family planning, pregnancy, parenting, sexual violence and sexuality portrayed in culture and society.
Estelle Weinstein and Efrem Rosen are both Wadsworth authors. Together they author TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT HEALTH: A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH, SECOND EDITION. Combined, they have over 70 years teaching experience. Estelle Weinstein, Ph.D., earned a Bachelor of Science at C.U.N.Y at Brooklyn in Health & Physical Education. She received her Masters of Arts from Adelphi University for Community and School Health Education. She also received her Doctor of Philosophy at Hofstra University. Since 1980, Estelle has served as Chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Hofstra University. Estelle has also received several awards including 'Distinguished Service Award for a Professional,' 'Outstanding Professional of the Year,' and 'Faculty of the Year, Hofstra University.' Estelle has written three books, numerous journal articles, resource reviews, and newsletters.
Efrem Rosen, Ph.D. earned a Bachelor of Science at Brooklyn College in Biology. He received his Master of Science degree at Long Island University in Biology and his Ph.D. at Rutgers University in Zoology. He is Professor Emeritus of Biology and Coordinator of the Natural Sciences and Master of Arts in Human Sexuality programs at New College of Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY. Since 1966, Efrem has taught courses in Biology, Ecology, Animal Behavior and Human Sexuality. He is certified in Sex Education and Counseling by the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). He is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee of Planned Parenthood of Nassau County and a consultant for education and training in Human Sexuality. He has co-authored two books; one on Sexuality Counseling and the other on Teaching Children about Health, K-6. He also authored several articles on adolescent sexuality and AIDS, which have been presented at several national and state conferences.
1. Introduction. 2. Sexual Development: A Bio-Psycho-Social Approach. 3. Sexual Behavior. 4. Gender Issues in Human Sexuality Education. 5. Sexual Orientation and Variations. 6. Relationships. 7. Parenting. 8. Pregnancy and Childbirth. 9. Contraception and Abortion. 10. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 11. Sexual Violence. 12. Society and Culture.