Strategies for Communicating Facts and Values about Healthy Sexuality to your Child
THIS PROGRAM IS BEING RESCHEDULEDIt will no longer take place on March 15, 2012 from 6.30-8.00 If you are still interested in a program like this, you can sign up on this webpage and we will contact you as soon as it is rescheduled. FREE Raffle Ticket for all Parent Participants. 3 Prizes will be drawn for $25 Visa Gift Cards.
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Program facilitated by Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
Research and common sense indicate that young people who feel disconnected from their family are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. And, when parents positively engage with their children in ways that reinforce their importance, young people are more likely to develop healthy attitudes about themselves. Most adults want young people to have comprehensive and medically accurate information about sexuality, but they aren’t always comfortable providing that information. Many parents need assistance to build their comfort and skill level to open and maintain positive communication with their children. In this way they can help their children develop strong personal values and the capacity to make sexually healthy decisions.
This will be an interactive workshop where parents will increase their knowledge and comfort in providing age-appropriate, medically accurate sexuality education to their children. We will review what is appropriate content as well as skills to open up the lines of communication on this topic. Parents will leave feeling more empowered to fully take on their role as the primary sexuality educators of their children. They will feel more confident in not only creating a dialogue around “the birds and the bees” but most importantly, in relaying their values to their children.
• Participants will begin to examine values and beliefs around sexuality and how personal values and beliefs may influence (positively or negatively) communication with their children.
• Participants will begin to understand appropriate communication skills to use in discussing “the birds and the bees” with their children.
• Participants will become more aware of positive messages they wish to give their children regarding sexuality.
• Participants will become more familiar with age appropriate responses and information to give their children regarding sexuality.
• Participants will learn about resources they can use to find additional factual information and to refer their children to.