Creating Safer and Healthier Communities for Kids through Increased Awareness and Education
Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 11th, to see Amy Lang, nationally acclaimed expert, present How to Talk to Your Kids and Teens about The Birds & The Bees
The Naked Truth Coalition is a powerful new initiative driven by the Navajo County Public Health Department to create safer and healthier communities for all White Mountain residents—especially local youth. Sponsored by Naked Mobile, the Coalition is currently comprised of a number of community organizations, community leaders, faith groups, law enforcement, public agencies, healthcare professionals, and concerned local residents.
“We need everyone’s help to shatter the silence about tough issues facing our community—child sexual abuse, high STD rates, teen pregnancy, and human trafficking. Knowledge plus action equals POWER,” said Allison Hephner, community outreach manager for Navajo County Public Health Department.
The coalition’s first initiatives include awareness building around the issues, the resources, and the solutions through a series of public-service announcements as well as presentations to local groups; and fundraising for the local Family Advocacy Center.
This June 6 through 11, the coalition is bringing nationally acclaimed speaker and expert, Amy Lang, known for her presentation The Birds & The Bees & Kids, to the White Mountains for the Keeping Kids Safe Tour. Amy will tour Navajo and Apache counties presenting a variety of educational events for professionals and parents. Local parents and grandparents should mark their calendars for Saturday, June 11. Following the Annual Health Fair, Amy Lang will go on stage from 2 to 5 p.m. under the big tent on the Summit Healthcare campus in Show Low.
Amy will teach parents and caregivers how to talk to kids and teens about the birds and the bees, and other important topics related to keeping kids safe and healthy. The event is free and open to the general public. There will be a variety of raffle prizes available and proceeds benefit the Family Advocacy Center located in Show Low.
“Together we can face the health and safety issues in our own backyard, provide resources to those who need them, and build a healthier, happier community,” said Hephner. “We hope everyone will support this objective by sharing this information with family and friends and joining us on June 11th for an insightful, entertaining, and empowering presentation from one of the nation’s foremost experts on the birds and the bees and kids.”