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To enhance the transition to adolescence


October 2, 2021 Sexual and Gender Diversity Peer Relationship Sexual Assault and Violence

Psychosocial Workers

During the teenage years, friendships become important. It is also normal for young people to have questions about their gender identity and sexual orientation.

Key Messages

"No matter what the situation, the responsibility always belongs to the abuser, not the victim. Anyone can experience abuse and you should not hesitate to seek help." - Steffi, psychosocial worker, CPIVAS

 "It's normal to have questions about your gender identity and sexual orientation. The important thing is to go at your own pace and to go towards people you trust." - Geneviève, psychosocial worker, SPHÈRE - Santé sexuelle globale

 "In adolescence, friendships take on an important role. You have to surround yourself with the right people who treat you with respect." - Ashlee, psychosocial worker, TRÎL

Examples of questions during the animation

This web capsule, which can be viewed in different contexts, was created as a pedagogical tool to support professionals (psychosocial workers and teachers) in their awareness and prevention activities.

In fact, the web capsule was designed to interest and make young people think about the adolescence. The discussions that will ensue will highlight the fact that no matter what young people are going through, there are a lot of resources in Laval that can help them throughout their lives.

Here are some examples of questions to ask after viewing the web capsule. You are free to use them or to draw inspiration from them during your presentation.

  • What do you remember about this video?
  • What surprised or marked you the most in this video?
  • What have you learned about yourself in the last few years?
  • In your relationships, what do you consider important or what are your values?
  • What do you not accept in your relationships with others?
  • How do you know when something is good/right for you?
  • What do you do when you are confronted with unacceptable behavior?
  • What do you think are the best ways to respond when you receive personal confidences from someone?
  • What do you do when you are experiencing difficulties?
  • Who can you turn to when you are experiencing difficulties or have questions?
  • What do you understand about the work of the psychosocial workers in this video?
  • Have any of you ever been to a community organization? If so, how was it?

Download the questions in PDF format

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