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Camper Sexuality and Its Implications for Camp Professionals
PRESENTER: Bob Ditter
COST: ACA members $20*; Nonmembers $40*
The landscape regarding sexuality has changed dramatically for children and teenagers in just the past 10 years. This program presents the latest facts on adolescent sexuality, then reveals how these issues show up at camp. As Bob says, unless your campers leave their sexuality at the camp's front gate, they are asking about sex, talking about sex and sharing their experience with sex at camp!" The final part of the program offers guidelines for staff regarding their work with campers around issues of sexuality that may arise at camp.
In this webinar, participants will learn:
1. Current sexual attitudes, practices and thinking of camper age children;
2. How these issues manifest themselves at camp; and
3. Guidelines for staff for responding to these issues.
Bob Ditter is a child, adolescent, and family therapist in Boston, Massachusetts. He consults with youth agencies throughout the United States, including the American Camp Association (ACA), Girl Scouts of the USA, YMCA, Salvation Army, JCC, and many others. He has visited over 500 camps in the United States, writes a popular column for Camping Magazine called "In The Trenches," and has authored several books and many training videos for camp and youth development professionals.
*As a complement to this topic, we are providing you free access to another one of our online courses Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.
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