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Power Up Education Kerri Isham (she/her) is a knowledgeable, experienced and passionate educator, coach and facilitator dedicated to excellence and committed to the empowerment of people of all ages. Her primary goal is to make exploring sexual health fun and meaningful, and to alleviate the shame and embarrassment sometimes associated with this topic. Currently, she runs her own company called Power Up Education specializing in sexual health education for preschool to Grade 12. Her three main areas of focus are sexual abuse prevention, supporting children, youth and adults with support needs and the impact of pornography viewing on children and youth. Kerri completed the Sexual Health Educator’s Certification program in June 2011 with Options for Sexual Health in Vancouver. I offer pre-recorded trainings, one-on-one support, trainings for adults and workshops on-line on Zoom (all ages) and in person. Parent-only, parent-child, teen sexual health series, preschool, primary school, middle school and high school. I offer three interactive workbooks for preschool to grade 12. One children's book about pornography viewing. https://www.powerupeducation.com/shop
At Power Up Education, we wholeheartedly believe that every child should experience a healthy, happy childhood, free from sexual abuse and exploitation. Self-esteem, body image, how we relate to others and our overall identity are all intertwined with our sexuality. We are all sexual beings yet, despite the importance of sexuality in our lives, we are often uncomfortable talking about these issues. It doesn’t have to be this way…and…that is precisely why we exist!
I have been teaching sexual health for 25 years and have been running my own sexual health consulting business for 13 years. I have authored three workbooks and co-authored a fourth children's picture book with an illustrator. My focus areas include: Impact of pornography viewing Sexual Abuse Prevention strategies Supporting clients with diverse abilities
At Power Up Education, we wholeheartedly believe that every child should experience a healthy, happy childhood, free from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Self-esteem, body image, how we relate to others and our overall identity are all intertwined with our sexuality. We are all sexual beings yet, despite the importance of sexuality in our lives, we are often uncomfortable talking about these issues.
It doesn’t have to be this way…and…that is precisely why we exist! We offer a variety of highly effective and customized sexual health tutorials and workshops designed to provide a FUN and RELAXED atmosphere where people can increase their knowledge, motivation and skills to achieve optimal sexual health.
Power Up Education offers a variety of e-courses for youth, parents, educators, and communities. Topics covered include puberty, relationships, consent, and how to talk to youth about sex.
Right From the Start
Workbook for children ages 3-10
The sexual, physical, mental, and spiritual safety of our children should be a top priority for everyone. The goal is to provide activities and discussions that will help increase abuse resistance.
Adults (parents, caregivers, grandparents, counsellors, child & youth care workers, foster parents, nurses, sexual abuse prevention workers, primary teachers and early childhood educators) are encouraged to use this workbook directly with a little person. This book was not written for children to navigate alone.
For: Youth in Grades 6+ (Ages 11+), youths & adults with special needs.
Entering the teen years and then adulthood can be a scary time, but with accurate and up-to-date information, you can learn to embrace and be excited about the changes that are going to happen to your body, mind, spirit and relationships!
This book can be used from Grade 6 through adulthood. Initially this book was intended to support youth and adults with special needs. Upon completion, it was evident this book could be used for neurotypical people as well.
Depending on the ability level of the youth/adult, this workbook could be completed alone or with the support of a teacher/educational assistant/parent/social worker/behaviour interventionist.
Puberty: Coming to a Body Near You
For: Children in Grades 3-7 (Ages 7-12)
When parents and caregivers talk openly and honestly about sexuality, children will have the comfort, knowledge and support they need to achieve healthy sexual lives.
Puberty can be a scary and challenging time. As a parent/guardian, you have the unique opportunity to make puberty an exciting right of passage for your child/children.
With fun, meaningful and hands-on activities, our children can learn to be open and confident with these sensitive topics.
This workbook is entertaining, engaging and informative. Be prepared to laugh!
The Things We Can’t Unsee
For: children in Grade 4+ (Ages 8+)
In our digital age, it is common for children to be exposed to pornography at home, school or at a friend’s house, whether it was intentional or unintentional. Ideally, schools and families would filter out inappropriate sexual images so that they are not viewed by children. The biggest problem with our kids seeing pornography isn’t that it’s about sex, but that it’s about unrealistic sex.
Books can support parents, caregivers and teachers to have important discussions with our young people. This book is intended for children ages 8 & up.