Free Workshop – Talking To Teens About Abstinence and Sexuality

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) will be hosting the nationally recognized Talk Early & Talk Often parent workshop at the Calhoun Area Career Center. The two-hour workshop, sponsored by the CCPHD’s Teen Outreach Program® (TOP®), is free of charge and will help parents and caregivers of high and middle school youth recognize and use opportunities to open the door for conversation and to listen and respond with greater confidence and skill.

Parents are the prime educators of their children. Continued communication at home is vital in helping unprepared youth avoid serious consequences of pregnancy, HIV, and sexually transmitted diseases.

For nearly a decade, Talk Early & Talk Often has consistently received high praises from parents, educators, and community leaders. The workshop was developed with support from several state agencies working in the area of teen pregnancy prevention.

It’s never too late to improve a relationship with a child or teenager.  Don’t underestimate the great need that children feel – at all ages – for close relationships with their parents AND for their parents’ guidance, approval, and support.

The Talk Early & Talk Often workshop is supported in part by funding from the CCPHD and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services’ Taking Pride in Prevention Program, as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families’ Personal Responsibility Education Program.

Talk Early & Talk Often