Like all of you, we are closely monitoring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and are committed to supporting Louisiana residents as we work together in face of the unprecedented public health disaster. Geaux Talk is an affiliate program of the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), which has created a COVID-19 resource page with helpful information for the public, as well as providers and public health professionals.
The Geaux Talk campaign gives Louisiana parents and caregivers the tools to start conversations about sexual health at home and to contact their school board members about including comprehensive sex education (CSE) in their child’s school curriculum.
90% of parents and caregivers across Louisiana agree that today’s youth face many complicated issues
Today’s youth face many complicated issues and should be educated so they can make informed decisions when exposed to these issues in the real world. That includes information on abstinence, birth control, and condoms. Parents and caregivers across the state, REGARDLESS of religious beliefs recognize the value of sex education to address the challenges faced by young people.
In reality, it’s likely kids are not receiving any. Medically-accurate, fact-based curriculum in schools could help improve the overall health of Louisiana’s youth.
- How to deal with peer pressure to have sex
- How HIV/AIDS and other STDs can be prevented
- Other topics related to sexual health like the spread and prevention of HIV/AIDS & STDs
- Self-esteem building
- Healthy relationships
- Peer pressure
Parents want their teens to be a part of positive, healthy relationships while also having the tools to identify damaging habits and strategies for removing themselves from harmful situations.
The survey showed that, while parents want to feel in control of what their teens are learning, there are some topics they are unsure about. Medically-accurate, age-appropriate lessons in the classroom can help support the talk parents are having with their teens at home.