Workshop Helps Michigan Parents Talk To Their Children About Sexuality and Abstinence

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The Talk Early & Talk Often workshop for Michigan parents is aimed at helping parents of middle and high school youth talk with their child about abstinence and sexuality. 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.

Helping parents of middle and high school youth talk to their children about sexuality and abstinence.

Free of charge workshop for Michigan parents

Parents are the primary educators of their child’s abstinence and sexuality education.

The Talk Early & Talk Often workshop for Michigan parents is aimed at helping parents of middle and high school youth talk with their child about abstinence and sexuality. 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.

Register today to attend this free workshop. Space is limited. For a continuously updated workshop schedule, visit the Parent Action for Healthy Kids website at http://www.parentactionforhealthykids.org.

Upcoming workshops:

Lansing, Michigan
April 11, 2012
7-9 p.m.
Hosted by: Pregnancy Partnership Prevention Grant
To register call or email: Patricia Bednarz at 517-755-1047 or patricia.bednarz(at)lansingschools(dot)net

Detroit, Michigan
April 17, 2012
6-8 p.m.
Hosted by: Teen HYPE
To register call or email: Joy Bost at 313-831-8335 or joy.bost(at)teenhype(dot)org

Benton Harbor, Michigan
April 19, 2012
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan
To register call or email: Tracy Cleveland at 269-926-1570 or tracy.cleveland(at)ppmchoice(dot)org

Detroit, Michigan
April 23, 2012
5-7 p.m.
Hosted by: Henry Ford Health System-School Based and Community Health Program
To register call or email Raenita Bivens at 313-874-9181 or rglover3(at)hfhs(dot)org

Royal Oak, Michigan
April 24, 2012
7-9 p.m.
Hosted by: Royal Oak Youth Assistance
To register call or email: Julie Semivan at 248-225-2056 or 248-542-1270 or julie.semivan(at)gmail(dot)com

Battle Creek, Michigan
May 1, 2012
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Calhoun County Health Department
To register call or email: Courtney Weathers at 269-969-6365 or cweathers(at)calhouncountymi(dot)gov

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Talk Early & Talk Often©, is a state sponsored parent education initiative supported by several state agencies, along with Parent Action for Healthy Kids, working in the area of teen pregnancy prevention. These agencies recognize parents as the primary educator of their child’s abstinence and sexuality education. The Talk Early & Talk Often© workshop is aimed at helping parents of middle and high school youth talk with their child about abstinence and sexuality. In 2005, under the coordination of Barb Flis, founder of Parent Action for Healthy Kids, 60 parent workshops were piloted in communities across Michigan. The nationally recognized parent workshop continues to be offered to parents in school, community, healthcare, and church settings across Michigan. The two hour workshop is free of charge and consistently receives high praise from parents, educators and community leaders. For more information visit Parent Action for Healthy Kids at http://www.parentactionforhealthykids.org.

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