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Wellness Wednesday Parent Program 02/23/2022 - Discussing Safe Sex with Teens

Program Description:

Pre-College Youth Programs developed this Wellness Wednesday Parent Program in recognition of parents who tackled the challenges and uncertainties that formed during Covid-19; this program will empower parents to connect, share, and develop a variety of tactics that will support them in both their professional and personal lives. The program’s mission is to give parents a space to focus on themselves and offers tools to reduce stress; topics for these workshops will include discussions such as, but not limited to Handling the Transition of Remote to In-Person Learning, Mastering Tranquility for Parents, Fun & Fitness with Family, and Navigating Holidays During Covid-19. We are offering a safe group space, led by experts in their respective fields, to create thought-provoking dialogue that will provide useful tools parents require to engage effectively with both themselves and others during these ongoing stressful times. If you are a parent who is looking for a free resource designed specifically to help parents manage their overall wellness, then this program was designed precisely for you.


Workshop Description:

The February 23 workshop topic will be: Discussing Safe Sex with Teens. Studies from the CDC have shown us that approx. 47% of all high school students in the United States have had sex at least one time—with 1/3 being sexually active. People ages 15 – 24 also account for roughly half of all new cases of STDs; with approx. 750,000 teen pregnancies a year. While these numbers can be startling, they also demonstrate a clear need for safe sex discussions with teens. This workshop will focus on how to communicate effectively with your teens about the importance of contraceptives for both STD prevention and pregnancy prevention. We will also cover how to talk to your teens about the importance of consent; and the varying ways to facilitate active and enthusiastic consent. These concepts can be nerve-wracking to start, but they are vital to protecting your teens’ health. We will offer you tools and resources that will hopefully empower your teens to take proactive roles in their health and carry those tools with them into their adulthood as well. This workshop will open dialogue to people who want a space to speak about their experiences with discussing safe sex with teens. We are offering group styled support led by one of our team members who will guide this workshop in order for it to have structure that is beneficial to all. It is our hope that this workshop will offer anyone who has been seeking a sense of community for parents attempting to have safe sex conversations with their teens some extra support and a safe space to dialogue with members of the community who are living the same experiences. 




Pre-College Youth Programs Team members/staff. 


Location: Online*

*The Zoom link will be emailed the Tuesday before the dialogue circle is held on Wednesday. 

Instructor :
Dates : 02/23/22
Days : Weds,Online
From : 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Fee : $ 0.00
Course Number : E440

Class is unavailable at this time please call 973-720-2354 for more information or other course options

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