Date of Defense



Family and Consumer Sciences

First Advisor

Bryce Dickey, Family and Consumer Sciences

Second Advisor

Cherie Seitz, Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan

Third Advisor

Rebecca Achenbach, YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo


According to the Sexuality Education Q & A document created by the Sexuality Information and Educational Council of the United States (SIECUS) the life long process of sexuality education begins at home. Sexuality education includes many topics such as development, interpersonal relationships, sexual and reproductive health, body image and gender roles. The value of parents learning how to talk to their children about sex is priceless and can be supported by a program specifically developed to demonstrate the skills needed by parents to effectively communicate about sexuality. This thesis is a program developed for such needs.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only