Hi, I’m Stacey Jacobs. I am the Community Sexual Health Education Manager at SHORE Centre. As a Sexual Health Educator, I have connected with thousands of children and teens within the school system, as well as in the community. I talk about relationships, diversity, anatomy, puberty, body safety, consent, self-esteem, gender and sexual health. I also talk with parents, caring adults and teachers about the best ways to talk about sexual health children and teens. I believe conversations about sexual health and relationships should begin at an early age and continue throughout a person’s life because it helps our general health and well-being.
Connect with Stacey to talk about any concerns you have regarding sexual health and relationships for your child or teen. You can also ask her about services at SHORE that might be helpful to you.
Hi, I’m Wil! I grew up with a love for piano, musical theatre, science, and skiing. Not fitting in to the “typical” boy role had its challenges–for me and for my parents. But it helped me get to know my real self as I grew into a young adult. Now, I work in the Male Allies program run by the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region. In my role, I have conversations with boys and men about healthy ways to express masculinity, healthy relationships, and consent. Talking about gender can be uncomfortable at first, but I truly believe that change begins with uncomfortable conversations.
Reach out to Wil if you would like to talk about any of these issues or learn more about the Male Allies program.
Hi, I’m Kristen. I am the parent of 3 teenagers. My daughter is blossoming into an amazing young woman and my twin boys astound and delight me everyday. I love being a mom. I know what it is to struggle, though. I know that parenting is not only about our successes, it is about our struggles–and the times when we just don’t know what to do. I have been there….I’m still there! But, I do know that talking with other parents makes a big difference.
Hi, I’m Leslie. I am the parent of 3 soon-to-be- grown-up children. My oldest child has struggled her whole life with a variety of developmental challenges. My younger two have travelled a bit of a different path but have met and overcome their own challenges. Together, as a family, we have all learned together. As a parent, I know what it is to struggle and to feel, at times, that I just don’t have the skills to make it work. But, I have learned to turn to our relationships, to connect and spend some time with each other. It’s in that connection that the magic of parenting really happens!
Hi, I’m Teresa. I am the parent of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. My daughter and son-in-law have 3 beautiful little ones, being a grandparent is amazing! Our two teen aged sons make life busy and interesting, I really enjoy seeing them discovering what they want to do with their lives and becoming independent despite one of our sons challenges. Parenting is hard work especially with the added stresses of supporting our son who has special needs. I sometimes feel divided between my adult kids, grandkids, teens still at home and aging parents. It’s about celebrating the joys and successes and facing the challenges of reality. Talking, laughing, and sometimes crying with other parents who have been there is so helpful.
Hi, I’m Rebecca. I am a parent of four very unique and amazing teenagers. I believe in the value of pursuing a connected relationship with each of our children as our first and greatest priority! As a parent I have found that having support as I walk this journey has been key in helping me build a healthy connection with them. I am looking forward to meeting you here on our website or at one of our Let’s Talk Parenting community groups. I love to talk parenting!