About Sanderijn

Sanderijn van der Doef is psychologist and sexologist. She is the author of several best-seller books about sexuality education for young children, adolescents, parents and teachers. Several of her books are translated in German, Danish, Portuguese and Russian.

She is an international expert and leading authority in the field of sexual development and sexuality education of children and young people.

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“Why should we start
as young as possible?”

Currently she works as consultant and trainer for several (international) organisations in the field of Sexual Health. Among which is Rutgers, the Dutch Centre of Expertise on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights. She is active as a trainer in Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in a number of countries in Africa and Asia and as a counseling sexologist in her own private practice.

Since 2008 she works regularly in China to train trainers and teachers in sexuality education. She collaborates with Professor Wenli Liu and her team of Beijing Normal University to support the development of Comprehensive Sexuality Education programs for preschool and kindergarten children. Since 2015 she gives lectures at the Beijing Normal University and works together with Open Mind, a Chinese organization which aims to improve the sexual health of Chinese people and promote sexuality education by giving trainings and counseling.

Since 2008 she is member of the WHO European expert group who developed the Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe.

She received her MSc degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam in 1980 and a Post-Master Degree in Sexology in 2004. As an associate of the University of Groningen she contributed from 2008 – 2010 to a PhD research program on the impact of early sexuality education on adolescent sexual health. She developed Sexuality Education programs for children from 0-12 years old (and their educators) which are used in many schools in the Netherlands and abroad.
Her mission is that all children and young people have the possibility to develop their sexuality in a free and open way, without guilt, shame and violence, with enough opportunities to get correct information about everything they want to know to enjoy their sexuality in a safe and consensual way. See TedxEde »

Sexuality education should be fun. Enjoy it!

Books

All books are published in Dutch. Several books are translated in German, Danish, Portuguese and Russian. Dutch books are available at bol.com. Translated books available at amazon.com.

Books for children

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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Ik vind jou lief
Illustrations by Marian Latour
Children aged 3-6
Publisher: Ploegsma, 1997
ISBN: 9021611503



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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Vom Liebhaben und Kinderkriegen
Publisher: Betz, Annette (2015-02-11) (1656)
ASIN: B019TLXI8G



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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Nee!
Illustrations by Marian Latour
Publisher: Ploegsma november 2009



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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Ben jij ook op mij?
Illustrations by Marian Latour
Children aged 8-12
Publisher: Ploegsma, 1995
ISBN: 9021614987



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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Wie ist das mit der Liebe?
Publisher: Loewe Verlag (January 1, 2002)



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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Het puberboek
Illustrations by Marian Latour
Children aged 11-14
Publisher: Ploegsma, 2004
ISBN: 9021616068



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Out! Alles over homosexualiteit
Publisher: Lannoo 2007



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Books for adults and educators

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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Kleine mensen grote gevoelens
Publisher: De Brink, 1994
ISBN: 9021671611



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Kleine Menschen – große Gefühle
Publisher: Beltz (October 7, 2015)



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Kinderen en seksualiteit
Publisher: Kosmos Z en K
ISBN: 9021544695

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Book by Sanderijn van der Doef

Een kind en je relatie
Publisher: Sanoma (May 2006)



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Activities

Trainings

Consultancies, presentations, supervision

Counseling

“She really knows how to change my mind”

“Her trainings were the best I have ever experienced”

“A natural born talent”

Trainings

Some recent examples:

  • Trainings in Burundi, South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Pakistan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh (for Rutgers) from 2006-2016 on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) for teachers and staff of local partners
  • 2008-2016: Trainings in China for teachers and educational experts on sexuality education, for parents on the education of children in sexuality

Consultancies, presentations, supervision

Some recent examples:

  • WHO, UNFPA about comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) for children and young people (2008-2016)
  • Prague 2015: conference on child protection
  • Strasbourg 2015: presentation in the European parliament about how to protect children from sexual violence
  • 2014-2016: Consultancies and supervision in 3-year project on development of sexuality education program for kindergarten children in China

Counseling

Some recent examples:

  • Counseling for adults in private practice: relational problems, sexual problems, questions about sexuality of children, sexuality education
  • 2015: Group counseling for women in China: on female sexuality

Contact

Sanderijn van der Doef

Email: sanderijn@sanderijnvanderdoef.nl
WeChat: sanderijn1