An organization devoted to educating teens about healthy relationships is offering area adults the opportunity to learn the YW8 educator curriculum.
The one-day seminar will give adults the skills needed to talk with teens about developing healthy relationships, avoiding high risk behaviors and discuss sexual health.
The seminar, which is presented by The Center for Relationship Education, runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Noble Foundation Pavilion.
The certified seminar is professional development training for teachers and youth-serving professionals, such as youth ministers, scout leaders, coaches and more, says Deana Evans, program director for YW8.
“Anyone who serves youth in the community would benefit from the seminar,” Evans says. “It will teach skills that they will be able to apply.”
Pre-registration is required and participants are required to take a class online prior to Aug. 20. The class can take up to four hours to complete.
Components of the YW8 curriculum taught in five local school districts comes from The Center for Relationship Education, says Evans.
YW8 is an educational non-profit organization based in Ardmore that provides healthy relationship education to pre-teens and teens at Ardmore, Dickson, Lone Grove, Plainview and Oak Hall schools.
To ask questions about the seminar or to register, call the YW8 office at (580) 490-9980.