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Parents Matter!

Parents Matter! empowers and educates parents/guardians of pre-teens (children ages 9 to 12) on how to be their child’s sexual health and responsibility educator.

  • Receive tips on how to improve communication
  • Gain strategies for communicating your values to your child
  • Practice answering hard questions
  • Learn the truth about kids’ sexual behavior
  • Talk with other parents dealing with the same issues
  • Get information about puberty and other health topics

Upcoming Series
Reserve your spot for the next Parents Matter! at Appalachian Coffee Co. on Wednesdays 5:30-8pm, Oct 17-Nov 21 (no class October 31). Free family dinner and onsite childcare provided! Please note any food needs or allergies when registering.
Register below or contact Sarah Hoffert at or 698-0674 ext. 155.

Girls in rural areas tend to become sexually active earlier than their urban counterparts by almost a year.  Check out this NPR article for more information.