Thursday, 19 March 2015

Talk soon. Talk often. A guide for parents talking to their kids about sex.

Contact: Kaye Gigney, Public Health Services - DHHS
p: 6166 0629    e: talksoontalkoften@dhhs.tas.gov.au
www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/publichealth/healthy_communities/talk_soon_talk_often
Location: Statewide
Intended Audience: Parents and teachers of children of all ages.

During 2013/14, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) released a publication Talk soon. Talk often. that supports parents by giving them the information needed to confidently talk to their children/ teenagers about growing up, relationships and sex.

Talk soon. Talk often. recognises that relationships and sexuality education is a shared responsibility among schools, government and non-government health agencies, parents and the wider community. Parents and families are children's primary educators, particularly in the early years. However parents often report that they don't feel confident in communicating with their children/teenagers about relationships and sexuality.

  Currently Talk soon.Talk often. is being reprinted. Please contact us on the details below if you would like additional copies for distribution to families who may not have previously received the publication, or a copy for yourself.
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