Archive for Friday, September 25, 2009

Health department offers sex ed course

September 25, 2009


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 or call 843-0721.


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