Maureen Craig McIntosh worked as a nurse with youth at the Sexual Health Centre in Moncton over twenty years. She has Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Development. She is certified to practice Reality Therapy and is a Senior Faculty Member of William Glasser International. She is also a Canadian Certified Counselor. Today she works as a Certified Personal and Executive Coach, Trainer and Speaker.
She has spent many hours talking to youth both on an individual basis and in groups. She has also worked with teachers, counselors and parents to help them talk effectively with youth about sexuality. Maureen is a strong believer in the rights of teenagers to make their own decisions. She understands that it is impossible to control another person without their permission. She loves the youth and works hard to offer them an opportunity to think about their options and help them make decisions that are in their own best interest.
Her mission is to help young people develop loving, caring relationships free from violence and manipulation. One of her goals also is to help everyone youth and adults alike to see the beauty in a “Quality Loving Sexual Relationship”. She would like for everyone to learn the skills necessary to create quality connections that are so needed in our lives. To do this we need to remember that we are motivated from within and as long as we look outside of ourselves for external control excuses we are unlikely to be happy. Happiness comes from within, making choices and choosing effective behaviors that help us meet our own needs.
This book is written for anyone involved with teenagers, to provide skills for preventing unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections, or other abuses associated with sexuality. It is intended to give teens the opportunity to evaluate for themselves what kind of sexual relationship they want. There are no judgements, just information. How the information is used is up to the teenager.