With Kids Organizer's Toolkit
With Kids About Tough Issues is a national
initiative by Children Now and the Kaiser Family Foundation to
encourage parents to talk earlier and more often with their children
about such critical issues as sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol
can plan Talking With Kids activities and events. Whether
you are a parent, student, community leader, business, school
or church....if you want to promote better parent-child communication
in your community--you are the right person! The Organizer's Toolkit
gives you suggested events and activities and some helpful tips
and tools to organize a successful Talking With Kids event.
world, kids are confronting sex, HIV/AIDS, violence, alcohol,
drugs, and other tough issues at an increasingly early age. Experts
identify ages 8-12 years as an important WINDOW
when children are eager to hear about tough issues from their
want to protect their kids, educate them, and impart their values,
but they often express uncertainty about HOW
to do so. For parents, having conversations with a child about
sex and other tough issues can be difficult, but it is essential.
Talking With Kids About Tough Issues campaign helps parents
take advantage of the window of opportunity and gives
them tools such as a parent booklet with ten tips on how to have
talks with their kids.
With Kids About Tough Issues focuses on the importance of
The organizer's kit is designed to assist you with planning, organizing,
promoting and hosting Talking With Kids About Tough
Issues activities in your community.
a Working Committee
members in the community and invite them to be a part of the planning-school
officials, your PTA president, church leaders, public officials,
etc. Coordinate activities and events that are educational and
fun with those who believe in providing support for parents.
the Message Out!
Talking With Kids message will be carried out to more people
when you involve your local media. Newspapers, radio, television,
magazines, etc. are outlets that can assist you in promoting Talking
With Kids activities.
a parent seminar and feature a local expert on parent/child
a pre-game presentation at a major sports event or Little League
the Talking With Kids About Tough Issues parent booklet
at a local grocery store or other business
posters and flyers in businesses, break rooms, school lobbies,
a proclamation from a public official in your community
a media event with a radio station at the local mall
a teen theatrical group to perform at PTAs or other parent groups
your school to sponsor Talking With Kids
a brown bag lunch at your place of work and promote
Talking With Kids
parents booklets and other campaign materials are available by
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Tips on Talking With Kids About Tough Issues
conversations with your child
about sex and sexuality
an open environment
your own values
to your child
to be honest
everyday opportunities to Talk
about it again. And, again.