Spring girls family-based sexuality education class now enrolling
- on December 6, 2011
Parents need and want to be involved in the sexuality education of their children, but often do not how to teach them. “Kids Need to Know,” the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s family-based sexuality education program, is now enrolling.
The class, geared for fifth- and sixth-graders, meets for two hours once a week for five weeks. The course begins with a “parents only” night where curriculum and materials are discussed and any questions are answered. Following Parents’ Night, the class continues with weekly parent-child sessions for four more weeks. One parent accompanies the child to each class.
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.
The girls class will be held Tuesdays, Jan. 17- Feb. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. The cost is $50 per family.Registrations must be received one week prior to the first night of class. For more information or to register, visit www.ldchealth.org or call (785) 843-3060.