LOCATIONS

The TEEN EXPerience series operates in a virtual learning environment using a web-based platform. 

Participants are required to use electronic devices with internet access such as a computer, laptop, smartphone, Table, or Ipad.


 

THE TEEN EXPERIENCE SERIES

There’s a lot going on in the world today and in the hearts and minds of teenagers. You may be thinking “Why am I so moody?” or “Can I cope with drinking, drugs, or sex and still be in control?”

The Teen Experience Series is a free, informative, and interactive 45-minute online series designed especially for teens ages 15 to 19. The classes are presented by our Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) program and taught by an experienced AHYD professional. In this sequence of candid conversations, our AHYD instructor will help separate the facts from the myths that young people may commonly share.


Topics include
 Teen Pregnancy and STI/HIV Prevention, Puberty and Hygiene, Drugs and Alcohol, Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Prevention, Bullying, and Online Safety.

 

Drugs and Alcohol

You will get information on how alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs can impact your developing brain and the rest of your body. This session will also cover ways to communicate with peers to resist the pressure to use drugs and alcohol. Teens will be empowered to make healthy choices and good decisions.

Teen Pregnancy and STI HIV Prevention

You'll get the facts regarding teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections or  STI's.  You'll get to discuss ways to prevent teen pregnancy and STIs/HIV and receive teen health resources and websites. 


Healthy Relationships and Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Learn how to recognize and nourish healthy relationships, and how to identify and avoid the warning signs of unhealthy and potentially violent dating relationships. Teen dating violence resources and hotline information will be provided.
 

Online Safety

Brainstorm online and digital technology, and social media resources commonly used by teens and determine potentially negative and positive influences. Participants will receive a list of high-risk behaviors to avoid.

Bullying

Are you being bullied—or are you the bully? Bullying isn’t just at school or in your neighborhood, but also on social media. Through this learning experience, you’ll get a deeper understanding of just how complex bullying can be and how it negatively affects both the victim and bullies. You’ll be able to recognize ways to stop bullying from happening to yourself or someone you know.

Puberty and Hygiene

You will learn about the physical, emotional, and social changes that occur during puberty, fertilization, and how pregnancy occurs with the female anatomy.  The class will also cover the importance of good hygiene, especially during puberty, and the importance of proper handwashing to reduce exposure to germs and viruses that can cause illnesses. This session also includes a short movie by AMAZE to reinforce important messages covered during the session.

Additional information:

Parental Consent Information:  Not required

Registration Information:  Participants will register in advance through the Zoom platform.  Contact information such as name, email address, and phone number will be collected through the Zoom registration process.  After registering, participants will receive a confirmation phone call and email on how to join the session.

Contact: 

Contact LaJoyce Brown-Lewis, at 404-612-1642 or lajoyce.brown-lewis@fultoncountyga.gov for more information on the Teen Experience.

 

 

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