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The Clay County Health Department, Clay Family Resource Network, and The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Initiative are partnering together to host a “Let’s Talk” Event. This event is an opportunity for parents and children to learn to communicate in an open honest manner about sexuality and other sensitive issues. Such discussions can help young people delay sex and avoid unintended pregnancy and STI’s. Research shows that adolescents prefer their parents/guardians to be their sex educators. Moreover, children often need more information, guidance, and open discussion with their families.
Families can play a pivotal role in helping young people make healthy decisions about sex. Most parents want the opportunity to share their values and provide their children with accurate information about sexuality. But often, parents and other adults feel uncomfortable discussing sexuality. Often they need assistance and support in starting meaningful conversations.
The Let’s Talk Event will be held at Clay Co. High School Auditorium on November 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM
For questions or more information contact Clay Co. Health Department at (304) 587-4269. We encourage every family to attend this event. It’s never too early or too late to have this discussion. This is a perfect opportunity to gather the tools you need to become an educator for your children. Bring your children and make this a family event.