HCHS PTA Meeting: Wednesday, January 20 - Talking with Your Teen About Sexual Consent

As your teen matures, you may be wondering, "How can I help my child make healthy decisions about sex, especially when drinking is involved?"  Rachel Henes of Freedom Institute’s "Hallways" program will address the PTA about our role in supporting our adolescents in developing sound sexual decision-making skills and strategies.  HCHS juniors and seniors have already completed Freedom Institute workshops -- in high demand especially after media reports about sexual assaults in college and how to prevent them. Freedom Institute’s workshop "Stay Connected: Talking with your Teen about Consent" provides tools to help us effectively discuss respect, boundaries, and sexual decision making.  Read on for more information.

The workshop covers understanding sexual consent and also the role that friends and bystanders can play in preventing sexual violence.  In addition, Freedom Institute will explore the root causes of sexual violence, assisting us in identifying and addressing beliefs and norms that may be influencing our children’s ideas about sexual activity.

Meeting room assignments are as follows:

1) Family Wellness Workshop, 5:30 - 6:45 - Room #227
2) 12th Grade Reps, 5:30 - 6:00 - Room #233
3) Grade Reps and Travel Class Reps: Conversation with Tony Fisher- 6:00 - 6:45 Room #224
4) Auction Meeting - 6:00 - 6:45 - Room #218