A Family Night Workshop
After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:
Identify their personal attitudes and values regarding sexuality
Communicate the one message they want their children to receive about sex and sexuality
Demonstrate increased comfort in talking about sex and sexuality with teens
Describe one way they can initiate conversations about sex and sexuality with teens
►Take Home Messages
This dynamic and fun workshop gives parents/guardians and teenagers the opportunity to talk about issues such as privacy, trust, sex, friends, and independence. The goal of this workshop is to decrease some of the fears and discomfort surrounding talking about sex and sexuality. Parents/guardians explore views about sexuality and pose questions to current Teen PEP members.
While conducting the workshop, peer educators should keep in mind the major messages for participants to take home:
It is important to understand how one‘s own values and attitudes regarding sexuality influence the messages we give our children.
Teenagers want and need guidance from parents/guardians and other trusted adults regarding decisions about sex and sexuality.
Communicating with parents/guardians and other trusted adults is important in preventing sexually transmitted infections, HIV/AIDS, and pregnancy among teenagers.