How is sexuality meant to develop? What is happening today that is different than in previous generations? How does sex affect the brain and bonding? In this course, we will be examining sexuality through the lenses of attachment, maturation and vulnerability. We will shed light on why adolescents are losing their timidity, why sexual interaction is on the rise, and why sexual bullying is becoming a problem. We will also explore the meaning of safe sex when viewed psychologically and provide suggestions for contributing to the healthy unfolding of sexuality in our youth.


Course participants will view the online recordings from their own computers through our virtual campus and come together weekly on Zoom as a group to discuss the material. While individuals can take this course at any time through self-paced study our continuing education program, this is a unique opportunity to meet with others online weekly and be supported by a Neufeld Institute Faculty member.

Suitability & Applicability

This material is relevant to anyone who is involved or will be involved with teenagers: parents, grandparents, teachers, counsellors, youth workers, family workers, therapists, social workers, psychologists. This course can be used for professional development for teachers, continuing education for helping professionals, and staff training for youth programs. This course is also appropriate for parents of preteens to prepare them for the transition. This course is highly recommended for ALL who are involved in the sexual education of our youth, whether formally in school or more significantly at home.

Time & Place

This course is being offered in a Scheduled Online Class format on Mondays from 9:00 to 10:15am Pacific, not 10:30 am as indicated in the upper left (sorry, the time indicator there is only available in 1/2 hour segments, so we rounded up there rather than rounding down). The course will start Monday, May 3, 2021 and will run for 5 weeks (no class on Victoria Day holiday May 24, 2021).


If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances, all registrants will have the option of receiving a full refund or credit.