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Special Graduation Ceremony for Adults Who Have Completed The Children’s Aid Society’s Parent Family Life & Sexuality Education Program

Parents Trained to Educate Their Own Children about Sex and Life

Contacts:

Ellen Lubell, The Children’s Aid Society – (o) 212-949-4938, (c) 917-854-6864
Emily Crossan, The Children’s Aid Society – (o) 917-286-1548, (c) 201-344-5742

When:

Friday, June 4, 2010
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where:

Hunter College
East 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
West Building, Room 714

What:

149 parents from the Bronx, Washington Heights, Harlem, East Harlem and Brooklyn have learned how to speak to their children about sexual health and teen pregnancy prevention by receiving 45 hours of training in The Children’s Aid Society’s Parent Family Life & Sexuality Education Program.

This is the 24th graduating class in the history of the program.

Who:

The Parent Family Life & Sexuality Education Program supports parents as they help guide their children through the decisions of young adulthood. Realizing the importance of sexual education in their children’s development and their own roles as primary sexual educators, parents commit to attending the program from October to May.

The Parent Family Life Program is part of The Children’s Aid Society’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, a comprehensive “above-the-waist” model that helps adolescents focus their energies and outlook on a future that does not include becoming a teen parent. Through daily participation and support, teens in low-income families and communities are given opportunities and encouragement in many areas of their lives, including education, health care and the working world. The program is directed by Dr. Michael Carrera.

Parent participants are available for interview (in Spanish and English) at Friday’s ceremony.

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call 212-949-4938, email ellenl@childrensaidsociety.org, or visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.

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