Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Talking to Children About Sex and Their Bodies: The Why and the How

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Edlavitch DCJCC

$35; EDCJCC Member Rate $28

Join us for a candid workshop about the importance of early sexual health education as an issue of safety and as a path to later healthy relationships. Clinical social worker (and mom) Melissa Kilbride will provide simple ways to have conversations with your kids about these topics without shame and discomfort.  With over 14 years of clinical experience and specialized training in sex therapy, trauma, and infertility, Melissa believes passionately in the importance of educating young children about their bodies and sex.  Walk out the door an “askable parent,” ready to tackle these issues with your children.


About the Facilitator:

Melissa Kilbride is a Clinical Social Worker in Private Practice on Capitol Hill. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received her social work degree from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois - Chicago. Melissa has over 14 years of clinical experience working with children, families, and adults. Prior to opening her own practice, Melissa worked for the DC Department of Behavioral Health, School Mental Health Program doing individual & group counseling with children and teens, crisis intervention, and parenting workshops. Before coming to Washington, DC, Melissa was a member of the administrative team for a network of Charter schools in Chicago, where she helped create their social-emotional learning curriculum and oversaw all mental health related services. Melissa also has experience working in social service agencies and in-patient pediatric psychiatry. Currently Melissa works in private practice with adults and couples with a focus on anxiety, depression, trauma, infertility, relationship and sexual issues. Melissa believes passionately in the importance of educating young children about their bodies, sex, and consent and leads presentations on these topics in an effort to help parents navigate this with their children more confidently. Melissa also offers workshops in helping parents support anxiety in their children.  

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