Nationally, a campaign for Youth Pregnancy & Parenthood Awareness would include:
• Comprehensive sex education (K-12) that focuses on health risk as well as the mental, social, behavioral, and emotional effects that come with having a sexual relationship too early;
• Resources that describe the socio-economic impact on teen parent families and the community if we fail to eliminate barriers that lead to generational pregnancy and poverty;
• Provide school administrators tools and education to identify students who show signs of risky sexual behaviors, trauma, or have discussed adverse childhood experiences that would encourage an early sexual relationship; and
• Community conversations to propose and implement initiatives to support young families.
Are you a parent, educator, or caregiver who needs help having the conversation? Learn more
Youth Pregnancy & Parenthood Awareness Day event and conversation, "The Talk."
These panelists shared their personal and professional opinions with parents, caregivers, and educators regarding sex and sexual health.
Host: Khrys Styles, Education Specialist
Dr. Rosemary Stein, Pediatrician & Family Expert (North Carolina)
Michael Johnson, CEO Boys & Girls Club Dane County, Wisconsin
Ericka L. Copeland, CEO Cincinnati Youth Copeland (Ohio)