Starting Conversations to Improve Teen Sexual Health Education

According to Youth Risk Behavior Survey, in 2015 41.7 percent of Indiana high school students reported having had sexual intercourse at least once in their lifetime. Furthermore, 31.7 percent reported being sexually active, meaning they had had sexual intercourse with at least one partner during the three-month period prior to taking the survey.

Additionally, the New York Times recently reported that cases of sexually transmitted diseases have risen in the U.S., with chlamydia in particular showing high rates among 15- to 24-year-olds.

With statistics as high as these, some organizations are working to ensure youth have the appropriate knowledge when it comes to sexual health and reproduction.

Continue reading at Indy With Kids.

MCCOY Youth Provider Council Meeting

Date: Feb. 17
Time: 8:15 – 10:00am
Place: English Foundation Building (map it)

Professionals and volunteers from central Indiana’s youth development field come together each month for this informal networking opportunity.
Topic: Early Intervention & Prevention
How do we define early intervention and prevention? Who are the early intervention and prevention service providers in Marion County?

Presenters: The MCCOY EIP staff will define the terms and engage you in a discussion about currently available services in Marion County. Charlotte Shoulders from Connect2Help will share information about a vital early intervention service in Marion County that provides families and service providers with referrals to reduce the likelihood of a crisis. Sheila Day from Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital Child Protection Team will provide information about the Stewards of Children, a prevention program for adults around child sexual abuse, and will preview her April workshop.

Networking Activity: Youth Agency Bingo-A friendly competition to help us learn more about each other. Come prepared to discuss your organizations programs and services. Learn more about what others are doing and perhaps discover ways in which your agency build meaningful partnerships.

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