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Here's what I do...

I created Sex Ed Rescue after having helped thousands of people, as a sex therapist, and counsellor with over 23 years clinical experience. Having seen the impact that poor or lack of sex education, has on an individual’s sexuality and sex-life, I decided that the best way to make change is through supporting parents. I’m passionate about empowering parents to talk about sex with their kids.

Despite the fact that you can Google it like never before, today there’s a greater need for proper sex education, values and wisdom. And having done a tonne of postgraduate work (plus the work that comes with parenting), I can talk about sex in practical, down-the-earth ways that give parents the inspiration and confidence they need.

As an experienced speaker, my approach normalises sex education and draws on personal anecdotes and stories. I have a practical, down-to-earth, interactive style than my audience always appreciates.

Audiences include:

  • Schools
  • P&C
  • Playgroups
  • Family friendly businesses
  • Community organisations
  • Local government
  • Private parenting groups

Workshop feedback:

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Shannon Meyerkort Chief Editor - Perth Mums Group | Free Perth
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Tracey Mother of 7, 5 & 2 year old
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Helen Mother of 6 & 3 year old
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Chris Mother of 14, 12 & 9 year old
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Fiona Mother of a 9 year old
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a dad Father of a 1 & 5 year old
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a dad Father of a 6 year old
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Andrea Mother of a 5, 7 & 10 year old
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a dad Father of a 6 & 8 year old

With 3 daughters growing up too quickly, & asking too many tricky questions at inopportune times, I realised that it was time I got some help. Cath from Sex Ed Rescue doesn’t necessarily tell you what to say, but more importantly she tells you how and when to start talking to your kids about sex. Since attending the workshop I have been following Cath’s advice about teachable moments & have found that it is easier to have conversations with my daughter. We still have a long way to go, but the weekly emails jog my memory & provide a great resource for future conversations.

Cath tackles a subject that is sometimes difficult to broach or embarrassing for some to discuss, with ease, engaging the audience early on. Her approachable manner meant that we were immediately ready to take part in the very interactive and fun session. Her knowledge in this area is extensive and I came away with some great ideas, some fabulous coping mechanisms and a sore jaw from laughing at the anecdotes and shared stories! I highly recommend her workshops.

Cath talks about sex as openly and easily as if she were talking about mowing the lawn! I'd avoided talking to my own kids because I didn't know any way to talk about it in a natural way. I now feel that I have enough pointers to start talking.

This is such a needed service! I have 3 boys… 14, 12 & 9… needing to have some bigger conversations with them for sure. Now I feel that I am in a place with them where we can talk easily and they feel comfortable coming to me.

Struggling with sex education was a nightmare before. Great and now ready to talk to my son.

I had been holding back till I thought it was more age- appropriate. I was unsure about when to start and felt embarrassed. I now feel a lot more open minded, thank you.

We have always had an open and honest line of communication since our son was able to understand. I came along because I was interested in seeing if we were doing the right thing – which we are!

I find sex education nerve wracking and didn’t know how to bring up the subject when they don’t ask questions. I know don’t feel quite as shy about it and know that too much information is better than not enough. And my children are too young to hear about sex.

Before I wasn’t sure about what to say and when. I was worried that my kids would lose their innocence or tell them friends about it. Now I feel that i know what to say and when.

Topics include:

  • Sex education
  • Puberty
  • Child Sexual Development
  • Sexualisation
  • Pornography
  • Sexting
  • Tweens
  • Teens / adolescence

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse and Midwife
  • Post-Graduate Certificate, Sexual Health & Venereology
  • Masters, Health Promotion (Curtin University of Technology)
  • Post-Graduate Diploma, Sexology (Curtin University of Technology)
  • Cert IV in Assessment & Workplace Training
  • Cert IV Relationship Education

Speaking fees + availability:

Please contact me for details or email me at cath (at) sexedrescue (dot) com.

Need an expert or a quote?

I am available for interview or to comment on the following sex education related topics:

  • Sexuality
  • Sex education
  • Child sexual development
  • Child sexualised behaviour
  • Puberty
  • Tweens
  • Teens / adolescence
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Protective Behaviours

Need my bio & headshots?

You can find my bio here, and photos here & here.

As seen in...

Women's Health
Kinderling Kids radio
helloflo
ecosalon
The List
sex education bubhub

Got something else in mind?

I love participating in projects that empower parents. If you've got an exciting creative opportunity and are in need of a contributor or collaborator in the area of sex education or child sexuality, feel free to drop me a line at cath (at) sexedrescue (dot) com.