Planned Parenthood ® HudsonPeconic50ShadesofSafe Thursday, November 8, 9:30 am ~ 1:30 p.m. Smithtown Wednesday, November 14, 9:30 am ~ 1:30 p.m. White Plains Trainer: Jinny Ferro “I gasp, and I'm Eve in the Garden of Eden, and he's the serpent, and I cannot resist.” - E.L. James, 50Shadesof Grey The recent “50Shades” trilogy authored by E.L. James has created a widespread interest in exploring the world of BDSM. Although many readers may be intrigued and fascinated by this phenomenon that James has introduced to the general population, one must also understand that this is a work of fiction and many details surrounding the world of BDSM were not portrayed in an accurate light. This training will reflectively explore the novel “50Shadesof Grey” and bring to light the issues of power & control, communication skills, healthy relationships, and personal safety related to the topic of BDSM and all other sexual relationships. It will also provide professionals with the tools to appropriately convey this information to the populations they serve, with a specific focus on teenagers and young adults. (*NOTE: Participants are not required to have read the novel(s) in order to attend this training.) Register for this workshop to: Explain the link between BDSM (Bondage, Discipline/Domination, Sadism/Submission, Masochism) and the sexual behaviors of young adults and/or teenagers. Identify the types of behaviors involved in BDSM and how a BDSM relationship is successfully navigated between sexual partners. Relate elements of a healthy BDSM relationship to the relationship between Ana and Christian in the novel ’50Shadesof Grey’. Describe characteristics of healthy and unhealthy relationships and appropriate communication/negotiation skills. Facilitate a lesson plan to teenagers and young adults on healthy relationships and appropriate communication/negotiation skills. This training assists Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Science teachers in meeting NYS Education Standards 1, 2, and 3.