Free Workshops Offer Michigan Parents Help With Talking to Their Children About Abstinence and Sexuality

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Registration is now open for all Talk Early & Talk Often© parent workshops across the state. The two hour workshop is aimed at helping Michigan parents of middle and high school youth talk with their child about abstinence and sexuality. Parents are the primary educators of their child’s abstinence and sexuality education. This workshop will teach them to recognize and use opportunities to open the door for conversation, listen and respond with greater confidence and skill, and feel comfortable seeking outside sources of information.

Workshop For Michigan Parents: Talking To Teens About Abstinence and Sexuality

Parents are the primary educators of their child’s abstinence and sexuality education. Continued communication at home is vital in helping youth make healthy decisions and avoid serious consequences of pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

The Talk Early & Talk Often© workshop is aimed at helping Michigan parents of middle and high school youth talk with their child about abstinence and sexuality. In the two hour workshop, parents will learn to recognize and use opportunities to open the door for conversation, listen and respond with greater confidence and skill, and feel comfortable seeking outside sources of information.

Parents are the primary educators of their child’s abstinence and sexuality education. Continued communication at home is vital in helping youth make healthy decisions and avoid serious consequences of pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.

Registration is now open for all workshops across the state. Space is limited. The workshop is free, however parents must register in advance to attend. For a continuously updated workshop schedule, visit the Parent Action for Healthy Kids event calendar at http://www.parentactionforhealthykids.org.

2012-2013 Workshop Schedule:

Date: 11/5/2012
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: Southgate Community Schools
Location: Gerish Middle School
12601 McCann
Southgate, MI 48195
Registration: Call 734-246-4600 x6213 or email kinserj(at)sgate(dot)k12(dot)mi(dot)us

Date: 11/8/2012
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: Catholic Charities West Michigan
Location: United way of the Lakeshore
31 E. Clay
Muskegon MI 49441
Registration: Call 231-726-1214 or 231-726-1216 or email ehansen(at)ccwestmi(dot)org

Date: 11/8/2012
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: MidMichigan Health Talent Center
Location: MidMichigan Health
703 N. McEwan
Clare, MI 48617
Registration: Call 800-999-3199 or 989-837-9090

Date: 11/12/2012
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Hosted by: Family Health Care
Location: White Cloud MS/HS
555 E. Wilcox
White Cloud, MI 49349
Registration: Call 231-689-3268 or email qgriffin(at)familyhealthcare(dot)org

Date: 11/13/2012
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Hosted by: Decatur Public Schools
Location: Decatur Middle School-Media Center Decatur
Registration: Call 269-423-6902 or 269-423-6800 or email jdykman(at)raiderpride(dot)org

Date: 11/17/2012
Time: 11-1PM
Hosted by: Health Delivery Inc.
Location: Warren Avenue Presbyterian Church
612 Millard St.
Saginaw, MI 48607
Registration: Call 989-399-5942 or email kwright(at)healthdelivery(dot)org

Date: 11/27/2012
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: District Health Department #2
Location: Tawas Bay Beach Resort
300 E. Bay Street (US-23)
East Tawas, MI 48730
Registration: Call 989-343-1852 or email twood(at)dhd2(dot)org

Date: 11/28/2012
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: District Health Department #2
Location: Quality Inn Conference Center
2980 Cook Rd.
West Branch, MI 48661
Registration: Call 989-343-1852 or email twood(at)dhd2(dot)org

Date: 11/28/2012
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: Tuscola County Health Department
Location: Huron Area Technical Center
1160 S. Van Dyke Rd.
Bad Axe, MI 48413
Registration: Call 989‐269‐3319 or email kpitts(at)hchd(dot)us

Date: 1/8/2013
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Hosted by: Oxford Addison Youth Assistance
Location: Oxford Community Center - Village of Oxford Township Offices on Burdick
Registration: Call 248-969-5187 or email renee(dot)lazoen(at)oxfordschools(dot)org

Date: 1/24/2013
Time: 6-8 PM
Hosted by: Clintondale Community Schools
Location: Clintondale High School
35200 Little Mack
Clinton Township, MI 48035
Registration: Call 586-791-6301 x 2016 or email browng(at)clintondaleschools(dot)net

Date: 1/29/2013
Time: 5:30-7:30PM
Hosted by: Fitzgerald High School
Location: Fitzgerald High School Tech Building - Multi Purpose Room
23200 Ryan Rd.
Warren, MI 48091
Registration: Call 586-757-7070 x 1285 or email sarson(at)fps(dot)fitz(dot)k12(dot)mi(dot)us

Date: 2/9/2013
Time: 9-11AM
Hosted by: Great Lakes Academy
Location: Great Lakes Academy
46312 Woodward Ave.
Pontiac, MI 48342
Registration: Call 248-334-6434 or email parhamm(at)greatlakesacademy(dot)org

Date: 3/5/2013
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan
Location: University Prep High School
600 Antoinette
Detroit, MI 48202
Registration: Call 734-926-4841 or email darrien(dot)howze(at)ppmchoice(dot)org

Date: 3/21/2013
Time: 6-8PM
Hosted by: Jackson County Health Department
Location: Middle School at Parkside
2400 Fourth St.
Jackson, MI 49203
Registration: Call 517‐768‐2150 or email mwhite(at)co(dot)jackson(dot)mi(dot)us

Date: 3/26/2013
Time: 6-8PM Dinner at 5:30PM
Hosted by: Calhoun County Public Health Department
Location: Calhoun Area Career Center
475 E. Roosevelt Ave.
Battle Creek, MI 49017
Registration: Call 269‐969‐6365 or email cweathers(at)calhouncountymi(dot)gov

Date: 4/16/2013
Time: 6-8PM Dinner at 5:30PM
Hosted by: Planned Parenthood of West & Northern Michigan
Location: Muskegon Middle School
1155 Amity Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Registration: Call 231-215-3117 or Email fergusonm(at)ppwnm(dot)org or

Date: 4/18/2013
Time: 6:30-8:30PM
Hosted by: Taylor Teen Health Center
Location: The Friendship Center
1119 Newburgh Road
Westland, MI 48185
Registration: Call 734‐287‐2076 extension 6 or email gorkab(at)oakwood(dot)org

Date: 4/27/2013
Time: 10AM-12PM
Hosted by: Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan
Location: Letts Community Center
1220 West Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, MI 48915
Registration: Call 734-926-4766 or email amber(dot)duddy(at)ppmchoice(dot)org

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Talk Early & Talk Often© is a state supported parent education initiative and is the brain child of Barb Flis, Founder of Parent Action for Healthy Kids. The key to the success of the program is its’ parent-to-parent style and recognition of parents as the primary educator of their child’s abstinence and sexuality education. The Talk Early & Talk Often© workshop helps parents of middle and high school youth talk with their child about abstinence and sexuality. Talk Early & Talk Often© was rolled out in 2005 and garnered immediate praise from parents and educators. This nationally recognized parent workshop continues to be offered to parents and is hosted in school, community, healthcare, and church settings across Michigan. The two hour workshop is free of charge. For more information visit Parent Action for Healthy Kids at http://www.parentactionforhealthykids.org.

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