How to improve sexual health for teens

game on 2013Birds do it, bees do it. And according to the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, nearly a third of all Rhode Island teenagers do it too. But what do they know about what they are doing, and what are we teaching them about it?

A conference Friday at Rhode Island College will “help improve the sexual health of Rhode Island’s youth,” according to the Sojourner House blog.

“Curious about what’s going on in regards to sexual health and RI youth?” reads their post. “Does the topic make you feel awkward, and you want to learn more about making those conversations go smoothly?”

Well then you might want to read on:

This conference is intended for any providers, educators, and other community leaders in Rhode Island to help them gain insights and improve their skills related to interacting with youth about sexual health issues. The morning sessions will include a mix of presentations from local experts, as well as a special session where young people from Rhode Island will share their thoughts and ideas about sexual health. The afternoon break-out sessions include hands-on training and skills building. A special emphasis of the conference/training is to learn about current and emerging issues in sexual health, and the roles of culture and technology in young people’s lives.

With a keynote by Teri Aronowitz, NP, PhD, an afternoon of workshops from organizations like Youth Pride, Rhode Island for Community & Justice, the YWCA of Northern RI, Planned Parenthood, and more, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

There’s more information on the Facebook page here.

 

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Bob Plain is the editor/publisher of Rhode Island's Future. Previously, he's worked as a reporter for several different news organizations both in Rhode Island and across the country.

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