ACAP Encourages Open, Honest Conversations During Sex Ed For All Month Campaign

Page updated on May 11, 2020 at 4:39 PM

ACAP Sex Ed For All Month 2020May is Sex Ed For All and Talking is Power Month, and the Alexandria Campaign on Adolescent Pregnancy (ACAP) encourages families to take advantage of digital resources designed to help them engage in open and honest conversations about sex.

Previously called Teen Pregnancy Awareness Month, Sex Ed for All Month focuses on providing young people with the sexual health information and access to resources they need to make healthy decisions for themselves and ensure their lifelong sexual and reproductive health. 

“We have joined with national sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice organizations to voice our collective commitment to work toward a world where all young people--no matter where they live or how they identify--receive the high quality, evidence-based sex education they deserve,” says ACAP Coordinator Lisette Torres. 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, ACAP is moving this year’s campaign online. “Families are spending time together at home,” says Torres, “so our campaign will focus on digital actions steps designed to help them have open and honest conversations about sex.”

During the month, ACAP will be providing information, resources and tips at alexandriava.gov/ACAP and on Facebook, Twitter as well as their Alexandria Teen Life platforms on Instagram and Twitter, platforms that provide information and resources to teens as part of a collaboration between the City’s Youth Development Team and the Sexual Assault Center.

Torres encourages parents and guardians to take advantage of those resources and tips.

“Youth need assistance from their families and the community to break the cycle of adolescent pregnancy and secure brighter futures,” says Torres.

ACAP works collaboratively with youth, City agencies, community groups and parents to create public awareness, build comprehensive prevention services, and provide resources and training to help young people see the possibilities if they avoid pregnancy and fatherhood during their teen years. To learn more about ACAP, resources to help youth secure brighter futures and how you get involved, visit alexandriava.gov/ACAP.

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