Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition offers 4th workshop for parents and guardians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

11 April, 2013

LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition is hosting its fourth free workshop for parents and guardians interested in developing skills to effectively talk to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. For more information, or to sign up for a workshop call (702) 759-0831. Space is limited.

The next workshop is 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 30 at Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada, 3220 W. Charleston Blvd., 89102. More workshops are planned to serve parents and guardians in communities where teens may be at higher risk for unplanned pregnancy.

Nevada ranks number four in the nation for teenage pregnancies and 13th for teenage births. The estimated costs of teen childbearing in Nevada is approximately $84.3 million. In order to better address this issue the Southern Nevada Health District Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program staff collaborated with local community organizations to form the Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition to work together to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Southern Nevada youth through education, training, advocacy and increased access to services.

The health district received funding from the Office of Adolescent Health to develop a sustainable community coalition to reinforce positive messages about abstinence, safer sex and available sexual health services for Clark County’s diverse teen population. Parent workshops will be offered in both English and Spanish.

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