BUHS Teen Forum

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Dr. Danielian at 2012 BUHS graduation
Superintendent Danielian invites all to the series of discussions concerning teens

 

 

(September 7, 2012, BRAWLEY) – According to the statistics released by the California Department of Public Health, Imperial County is among the top counties with high teen birth rates. Imperial County also has a high rate of cases of Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and Syphilis.

 

 It is believed that one of the reasons for this is that there is a lack of education regarding these issues.

 

Another reason is the lack of parental involvement or discussion.

 

Brawley Union High School District in collaboration with local agencies, will dedicate time and effort in bringing both students and parents together to discuss issues affecting our youth and provide information on services available.  

 

Superintendent Dr. Hasmik Danielian said, “Our District, in collaboration with multiple community agencies, has organized Teen and Parent Community forums to educate parents and students on issues affecting our youth and available services. We are very excited about these forums and would like to inform and invite the larger community to attend.”

 

BUHS  board and staff want to encourage the students and parents to take part in the Teen & Parent Forums that will be offered throughout the 2012-2013 school year. Follow up after each forum will also be made available for students who have questions and/or need more information.

 

Forum topics

1. Challenges of being a pregnant or parenting

teen. October 2, 2012

 

2. What is Domestic Violence? What does

child abuse and neglect look like?

November 6, 2012

 

3. Digital Literacy & Internet Safety.

 December 4, 2012

 

4. There is help- Family Resource Center and

Other Community Resources.

January 8, 2013

 

5. **You can Prevent an Unwanted Pregnancy

– Abstinence and Birth Control.

 February 5, 2013

 

6. **Facts about HIV and other Sexually

Transmitted Diseases Plaguing our Imperial

County Youth.

March 5, 2013

 

7. Facts about street drugs affecting our Youth

and the cost of getting rid of Graffiti.

April 9, 2013

 

All of these forums will be held at the BUHS Library starting at 6:00 p.m. Permission slips will be available at the Family Resource Center on campus. Spanish translators will be provided. As motivation for attending, students will be granted community hours or detention credits.

 

For more information call 760-312-6095.

BUHS Teen flyer (English)

 

BUHS Teen flyer (Spanish)