The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering a family-based sexuality education program “Kids Need To Know.”
The classes, geared for fifth- and sixth-graders, meet for two hours once a week for five weeks. The courses begin with a parents-only night where curriculum and materials are discussed and questions are answered.
Following parents’ night, the courses continue with weekly parent-child sessions for four weeks. One parent accompanies the child to each class.
Reproductive body parts and purposes, puberty, pregnancy, childbirth and sexually transmitted diseases are discussed. Decision-making skills are emphasized. Videos, games and other interactive activities help make the classes fun and interesting.
The class for boys will be Tuesdays, Oct. 6 through Nov. 3, and on Thursdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 4. The girls’ class will meet Thursdays, Oct. 8-Nov. 5, and on Tuesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 2.
All classes will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The cost is $50 per family. Registrations must be received at least one week before the first class. The first deadline is Tuesday.
For more information or to register, visit ldchealth.org or call 843-0721.