As part of preventing child sexual abuse, Safe Shores believes in equipping children and families to have comprehensive, holistic conversations about sex, pleasure, and body parts. We invite you to continue these important conversations by attending our free workshops with Sex Positive Families on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021. Sex Positive Families provides education and resources that help families raise sexually healthy children using a shame-free, comprehensive, and pleasure-positive approach. Please see below for the workshop topics. If you would like more information, click on the registration link for a full description of the workshops:
About the Facilitator:
Melissa Pintor Carnagey (she/they), is a Black and Latinx, Austin-based sexuality educator and licensed social worker who founded Sex Positive Families on the belief that all children deserve holistic, comprehensive, and shame-free sexuality education so they can live informed, empowered, and safer lives. Melissa is confident that the work starts in homes with families and caregivers, and she enjoys helping parents learn the strategies for raising sexually healthy children. Her professional experience spans just shy of 15 years in the field of sexual health, having taught comprehensive sexuality education in schools, authored curricula, trained youth-serving professionals, and worked within HIV/AIDS case management and prevention at both nonprofit and state government levels. Melissa is also the bestselling author of “Sex Positive Talks to Have With Kids: A guide to raising sexually healthy, informed, empowered young people,” a book that helps parents tackle the talks at every stage. Their work has been featured in media outlets such as HuffPost, Parents Magazine, BlackLove, ScaryMommy, and more. Melissa’s most relevant experience comes from being a sex positive parent to three young people ages 22, 11, and 7. They are the constant inspiration for the work.