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Education:
For Parents & Caregivers 

About Parent Education: 

At Planned Parenthood, we believe that sexual health is essential to every person's total well-being, and that parents and other trusted caregivers should be the primary sexuality educators of their children. Young people need age-appropriate access to accurate and comprehensive information in order to make responsible and safe choices. Our goal is to normalize the conversation around sex and sexuality so that parents and youth feel comfortable talking with one another about sexual health.

Let's Be Honest 

Our affordable Let's Be Honest parent education programs help parents and caregivers gain information and resources which empower them to be successful in their role as the primary sexuality educators of their children.

We understand that talking with youth about sex isn't always easy. That's why all of our Let's Be Honest parent education workshops are taught by experienced Planned Parenthood Educators who provide the education and skills necessary to build an environment of trust and comfort when talking with children about sex and sexuality.

Workshops include such topics as:

  • Clarifying values and practicing communication skills
  • Refreshing knowledge of reproductive anatomy, physiology, and puberty
  • Promoting healthy relationships and self-esteem
  • Understanding sexually transmitted diseases
  • Managing peer pressure and media influences

Other Program Types: 

Community Partnerships 

Parent education reaches parents through community partnerships with schools, social service organizations, faith-based institutions, and health clinics in urban and suburban settings with whom families interact and in whom families have trust and confidence. Please contact Parent Education to find out more about our workshops and how we can help educate your parent group to be comfortable in their role as the primary sexuality educators of their children. If you're interested in scheduling a program at your organization for your parent group, please call (617) 616-1658 or email us at [email protected].

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Home Talks 

Through Home Talks, parents interested in learning more about youth sexual health and development can schedule a parent education workshop in their home. All they have to do is commit to inviting and hosting at least eight of their friends in their home for a two-hour interactive presentation and discussion, led by an experienced parent educator. Home Talks brings together parents who agree that it is important for their children to learn about sex and sexuality from them, and who would like some help talking with their kids as effectively as possible. If you're interested in hosting a Home Talk in your community, please call (617) 616-1658 or email us at [email protected].

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Corporate Brown Bag Lunch 

Helping children grow into healthy and responsible adults is a tremendous job for parents. When parents feel comfortable in their role they are more likely to be fully present and productive at work. Experienced parent educators are available to offer a workshop during lunch for employees at their company work sites. Providing parents with useful communication skills, information and resources enables them to help their children make healthier, safer and better-informed decisions related to sexuality. To schedule a Corporate Brown Bag Lunch for your business or place of employment, please call (617) 616-1658 or email [email protected].

 

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Before scheduling a workshop, please review our cancellation policy.