Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Organising a summer school

On this page you find all available materials to organise a summer school at your own university.

These materials consist of a two-week schedule, exercises and other materials, PPT's etc. for the lessons and general tips for organising this event.

The summer school gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the subject of relationships, intimacy, and sexuality and is specifically designed for students studying social work or pedagogical sciences.The program is perfectly suited for students who have already completed a work placement in youth care institution (residential youth care, foster care supervisor).

If you are interested in organising a summer school on this topic and have questions please contact us. The materials are free of charge. If you need help or if you want the project partners to organize the summer school for you this can be arranged for a remuneration.  

This table provides an overview of the time dedicated to the different themes during the curriculum of the summer school and the types of learning activities


Values, rules and regulations

Day Hours Activities
1 3 Group activity: value game, statement game
    Teacher presentation
    Video on comprehensive sex education
    Small group assignment using WHO document
6 2,5 Workshop, individual assignment: How to be
    an ambassador for sexuality education


Sexual development

Day Hours Activities
2 3,5 Teacher presentation sexual development
    Group activity exploring differences in one's sexual development
    Sexual development puzzle
    Weblecture: open the website and scroll down to the Flagsystem part 1. Click on the weblecture of Erika Frans with the title: what about sexual development? Watch the weblecture
    Discussing sexual development. To the exercise


Sexual identity and cultural diversity

Day Hours Activities
5 3,5 Selfassessment questionaire sexual identity
    Teacher presentation sexual identity
    Film and assignmentabout supporting LGBTQ youth in care
    Film and assignment about cultural diversity and sexual education
    Selfassessment cultural diversity and role play


Sexual risk behaviour

Day Hours Activities
3 2,5 Teacher presentation: flag system
    Small group assignment: the story of Jo and Sam
    Selfstudy. Students read the article young people in residential care: various needs for sexuality education (Kuyper & Hoing, 2017)
    Student exercise: working with the flagsystem
4 3 Lecture about On Risk


Talking about sexuality with clients

Day Hours Activities
6 3,5 Selfstudy. Students read this article: Bernaards, C., Walpot, M., Riis Hansen, G., Moentjes ns, G. (2017) Core competencies for safeguarding young people in care. Safeguarding Projectmanagement: UAUS Amsterdam
    Group exercise it is all about the words
    Small groups assignment using PLISSIT model and case histories
    Demonstration of materials, games and tools to talk with clients
7 3,5 Icebreaker: The balloon excercise
    Weblecture on how to work with traumatized children and group assignment
    Exercise: The two suitcases


Published by  Safe 11 December 2018