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Our partnership with the Byrnes Health Education Center has afforded our Academy students the ability to learn how the “Body Works” through innovative, hands-on activities. Their interaction with our elementary students enables them to absorb this important material, from experts in the field, in a way that incorporates fun and learning. Thanks Byrnes Staff!

Deborah Ayers

LIU 12

Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs

Parenting Programs by the Byrnes Health Education Center are designed to encourage important conversations between parents and/or guardians and their children.  These programs offer a unique combination of information, skill building, and support as well as promote family and child well-being.

Boys & Dad
120 Min.
This program for dads and their sons focuses on puberty and the natural changes that occur during adolescence. Topics include stages of human development, the major events of puberty, and reproductive system basics. These issues are discussed in a simple way with a comforting atmosphere by an exceptionally qualified health educator. Since dad and son are learning together, the barriers for conversation are reduced.  This program is held at the Byrnes Health Education Center.  See the current schedule!  You may also schedule it at your location.

CyberWise
60 Min.
Focuses on digital citizenship and the “three C’s” of good digital citizenship including appropriate content, conduct, and contact. Parents and/or guardians will learn how to discuss the everlasting nature and potential consequences of actions online with their children. This program emphasizes the principles of engaging positively, knowing one’s online world and choosing consciously in order to be a responsible digital citizen.

Drugs 101: What Parents Need to Know
Substance Awareness and Information, 60 Min. or 120 Min. 
This adult-only community program provides parents and/or guardians with current and factual information regarding teenage drug abuse with a mock bedroom scene. The information in this program assists caregivers in identifying signs of drug abuse and empowers them to discuss the dangers of drugs with their children. This program will focus on the signs, symptoms, and current trends in the abuse of tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, and then your choice of three of the following: cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, medicine abuse, methamphetamines, and/or synthetic drugs.

Girls & Moms
120 Min.
This program for moms and their daughters focuses on puberty and the natural changes that occur during adolescence. Topics include stages of human development, the major events of puberty, reproductive system basics, and the menstrual cycle. These issues are discussed in a simple way with a comforting atmosphere by an exceptionally qualified health educator. Since mom and daughter are learning together, the barriers for conversation are reduced.

Heroin: The Wakeup Call
60 Min.
This program is designed to inform participants about the heroin epidemic in our country, state, and region. Parents and/or guardians will learn factual information about what heroin does to the body and how prescription drug abuse can lead to heroin abuse. This program is held at the Byrnes Health Education Center.  See the current schedule! You may also schedule it at your location.

I Got Your Back
60 Min.
This program designed about bullying will explain the definition, types, myths, and signs of bullying. With the help of advice from experts, this program provides parents and/or guardians with the tools needed to keep their children safe and happy.

Moms & Sons
120 Min.
This program for moms and their sons focuses on puberty and the natural changes that occur during adolescence. Topics include stages of human development, the major events of puberty, and reproductive system basics. These issues are discussed in a simple way with a comforting atmosphere by an exceptionally qualified health educator. Since mom and son are learning together, the barriers for conversation are reduced.

The Talk 101
90 Min.
This adult-only community program is designed for parents and/or guardians to help with discussing the subject of sex with their child. Topics covered include difficulties with talking about sex, reproductive system basics, sexually transmitted infections, and tips for making positive encounters with your child regarding this sometimes uncomfortable subject. This program is held at the Byrnes Health Education Center.  See the current schedule! You may also schedule it at your location.

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