Kids Need to Know A Family-Based Sexuality Education Course
The family is the logical sexuality education source for young people. We believe that parents need and want to be involved in the sexuality education of their children, but often do not know what or how to teach them.
Helping Parents Be Sex Educators
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s Family-Based Sexuality Education Course assists parents of 5th, 6th and 7th graders in their efforts to be the primary sexuality educators for their children. A parent attends each class with the child. The course goal is to facilitate family communication on the subject of sexuality.
Classes meet for 2 hours once a week for 5 weeks. All courses begin with a “Parents Only” night during which curriculum and materials are discussed and any questions are answered. Following Parents’ Night, the courses continue with weekly parent-child sessions for 4 more weeks. 1 parent accompanies the child to each class, which is approximately 2 hours in length. Reproductive body parts and purposes, puberty, pregnancy, childbirth and sexually transmitted diseases are discussed. Decision-making skills are emphasized. Videos, games and other interactive activities help make the classes fun and interesting.
$50 per parent-youth pair for the 5-session series
Minimum enrollment - 12 families
Maximum enrollment - 15 families
For more information, call 785-843-0721 or email us.
Upcoming Spring Co-ed Course
7 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursdays, March 30-April 27, Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., second floor. First class is for parents only.