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TEEN ZONE of St. Lucie County


unhappy teenTEEN ZONE provides education and reproductive health services for teens. We are part of a community-wide effort to reduce teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. Parents, schools, health care providers, churches, youth programs, and teens all have a stake in reducing teen pregnancy and STD rates. A good first step is to open up communication about relationships, boundaries, and expectations.


For Parents communication is the key!

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Sex is a difficult thing to talk about with your teen, but they need to hear from you. Teens that can talk openly with their parents and other trusted adults are less likely to make bad choices, engage in risky behaviors, and get in to trouble.

Teenagers hear about sex from TV, movies, internet, and friends every day. Unfortunately a lot of what they hear is negative, innacurate, and incomplete. Parents need to make sure teens have the facts.

Resources that can help:

Talking with Kids about Tough Issues

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Parent Portal

Talking about STDs


Click on the following link for a parent presentation created by the Teen Impact for Pregnancy Prevention and Services Coalition of St. Lucie County:

If you don't talk to your teen, who will?

For more information about local presentations for parents contact donna.harris@flhealth.gov

 


 

For more information contact Donna @ 772-240-9155, 772-785-6184, or donna.harris@flhealth.gov