Health department offers family-based sex education program

Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering a family-based sexuality education program called “Kids Needs to Know.”

The program is geared toward fifth- and sixth-graders and begins with a parents-only night, where curriculum and materials are discussed and questions are answered.

The program continues with weekly parent-child sessions for four more weeks.

Reproductive body parts and purposes, puberty, pregnancy, childbirth and sexually transmitted diseases are discussed. Videos, games and other interactive activities are used during the program.

The classes meet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, and the cost is $50 per family.

The class for girls will meet Jan. 18 through Feb. 15, and the class for boys will meet March 29 through April 26.

Another class for girls will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays from March 31 to April 28. Registration must be received one week before the first night of class. For more information or to register, visit ldchealth.org or call 843-0721.

Tagged: Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, sex education

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