• By Rolanda Coleman
  • Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Forsyth County Observes “Let’s Talk Month”

Let's Talk Month Flyer with Event Dates

The Forsyth County Department of Public Health and the Forsyth Adolescent Health Coalition (FAHC) Pregnancy Prevention Team have planned several activities for the month of October to celebrate “Let’s Talk Month (LTM).” The theme of Let’s Talk Month is “Bridging the Gap, Helping Parents Become Stronger Sexuality Educators.”

Let’s Talk Month is a national campaign that promotes parents as their children’s primary sexual health educators. Let’s Talk Month is an opportunity for the community to demonstrate their belief that young people need to receive accurate and reliable sexual health information. It is also a chance to spread the awareness that kids want to learn about sex from their parents and that parents actually do have the most influence over their children’s decisions about sex.

The “Let’s Talk Month” Kick-Off event will be a Community Panel Discussion held on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 PM at the Central Library Auditorium. Panelists will represent the church, school, parent, and teen populations respectively. Addie Hymes with the WS/FCS system will be the guest speaker and Mayor Allen Joines will be in attendance to present the official “Let’s Talk Month” Proclamation.

Throughout the month, we will have various educational workshops focusing on teenage pregnancy prevention and sexuality. October workshop titles include: “Men, Let’s Talk Sex (also in Español),” “How to Be an Askable Parent,” “Teen Pregnancy 101,” “Keep It Safe Sisters: Family Planning Education,” “Youth Sexual Responsibility,” “Pretty in Purple,” “Why Teens Should Wait & How To Say No!,” and “Las Opciones Basadas en Abstinencia (Abstinence Based Choices).” Workshops will be held at local libraries, the Salvation Army, Family Services, and the Health Department.

We hope that these sessions will bring young people together with their parents to talk about sexual health topics during this month and in the future. The community is encouraged to participate. For more information, contact the Forsyth County Health Department at 336.703.3269.

Let's Talk Month Flyer with Event Dates

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