Welcome parents!

This page is filled with information on our program, our staff, and resources you may find handy.

How do I begin talking to my teen?

Talking with your teen openly and honestly about sex and sexual health is very important. To help make sure your teen can approach you with all of their questions, take our quick Approachable Parent Quiz and explore our resources:

 

Did you know?

Studies have shown teens who report talking to their parents about sex are more likely to delay having sex, and use condoms when they do have sex. Check out the study here.

What we're currently teaching

Middle School

Draw the Line/Respect the Line is our program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in Harrisonburg, Rockingham County and Page County with a primary focus of helping students choose to postpone sex and how to set limits to sexual behavior.  Read more about Draw The Line/Respect the Line on our projects page.

High School

Safer Choices is our program for 9th and 10th graders in Harrisonburg and Page County with a primary focus on reducing the number of high school students who engage in sexual intercourse, and increasing safe sex practices among those who do. Read more about Safer Choices on our projects page.

Who is currently teaching my teen

michell-katie-tpp.jpgKatie Mitchell earned her bachelor's degree from James Madison University in 1996. Prior to working for JMU, she worked as a public school teacher for 18 years. She also has experience writing instructional materials and slice-of-life articles for various magazines. 

She enjoys traveling, spending time with her two children, volunteering in the community, and writing for her blog, ilovemyburg.com.

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