SUPPORTING HEALTHY SEXUALITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

Providing practical tools and strategies for parents, service providers and youth with disabilities

For Youth with Disabilities

Learn More

Supporting Youth with Disabilities

Learn More

Supporting High Risk Youth

Learn More
FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
SUPPORTING YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES
SUPPORTING HIGH RISK YOUTH

Welcome to TASCC

We are a group of interdisciplinary professionals representing Alberta Health Services – Sexual & Reproductive Health (Calgary Zone); the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing; and the Alberta Society for the Promotion of Sexual Health (ASPSH).

We are committed to supporting healthy sexuality in Canadian communities and promoting healthy sexuality throughout the lifespan.

“Service providers really need current, up-to-date, basic information. Particularly about STIs… The basic overview – what’s normal, what’s abnormal, where you should go, how you should get treated, what kind of follow-up you need to have in the area of STI.”

Anne, Service Provider

“Although the issue (of sexual health) is vital for all children and youth with intellectual disabilities, it is especially important for youth transitioning from teenagers to adults as it provides them with self-care and safety skills necessary for healthy relationships in adulthood.”

Mary, Guardian

“It’s pretty hard when you’re a youth, right? Like I was raised in foster care… I was never taught anything about sex, and I had to learn on my own, which is really hard… There’s a lot of confusion with that, you know?”

Carlos, Youth

How TASCC can help

The purpose of TASCC is to provide a venue for youth, parents and service providers to access current resources and information that reflects best practice in sexual health education and promotion.

TASCC offers practical tools and strategies for high risk youth and youth with disabilities. TASCC is a platform for online learning, a vehicle for knowledge transfer, and a sexual health resource for parents, service providers, and youth.

Information

 TASCC provides information about sexual development, relationships, puberty, self-care, healthy boundaries, pregnancy, birth control, STIs, sexual diversity, and more.

Resources

 The information and web links will help you to find clinical and education resources.

CHECK RESOURCES

Support

 TASCC provides support through our online question box and extensive collection of FAQs.

CHECK the faqs

“It’s important to tell children about the changes that are taking place in their body and it’s important that parents and staff are aware of how to help children understand.”

John, Dad

Latest News

Guess what?! TASCC has added a new section for youth!

Youth can now learn about:  self-care; personal boundaries; relationships and dating; sexual orientation, gender identity and expression; and social media. 

view youth resources
view new courses

Get in touch!

Feel free to get in touch with us for questions or feedback related to TASCC.

Recent Posts

Upcoming Events

Go to Top