April is also National….

April is also…

National Minority Health Month (resources)

Natinal Sexual Assult Awareness and Prevention Month 

   *Resources:

An overview (Spanish)

 

 Healthy Sexuality (Spanish)

Healthy Sexuality Resources

Its time to talk to your children (Spanish)

Talk about consent (Spanish)

Talk about Gender Norms (Spanish)

Sexuality in later life (Spanish)

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month … but you can act to support families and protect children all year round!

While April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, you can make a big difference year-round through small acts that help protect children, strengthen families, promote traits that help protect families — and, ultimately, prevent the abuse and neglect of children. 

For your family:
  • As a parent, block out 15 minutes a day to play one-on-one with your child — doing anything he or she wants. We know from studies that the more parents engage in positive activities with their children, the less they use negative More >

April is STD Awareness Month

April is STD Awareness Month, a time to get yourself tested for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) and raise awareness to people both young and old the importance of getting tested. Some of the most common STDs are Chlamydia, herpes and gonorrhea. Around 3 million new cases of Chlamydia are reported each year, with adolescent women being the most commonly affected. But STDs like Chlamydia are passed through unprotected sex, and can often be prevented by using condoms. While Chlamydia can be treated with the use of antibiotics, STDs like HIV/AIDS are for life and will require continual treatment. It is More >