Let's Talk Parties
Let’s Talk Parties first started during Let’s Talk Month, a public awareness campaign held each October to promote communication about love, sex and relationships between parents/trusted adults and young people. During Let’s Talk Parties, parents and trusted adults can connect with one another and learn from each other’s experiences. In doing so, they will become more comfortable talking with the young people about sensitive topics throughout the year.
What's a Let's Talk Party?
The South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is looking for adults to host a Let’s Talk Party with 8-10 friends who are “trusted adults.” Serve a meal in your home, have dinner out, meet for coffee, etc., and make talking with young people about love, sex and relationships the focus. You will be provided with:
- A host party guide.
- 10 conversation starters—open questions and scenarios to prompt discussion and to get you to think about how you might respond in certain situations.
- Brief survey for you and your guests to complete after your gathering.
Let's Talk Party Host Guide Packet
Who should I invite?
Anyone who is a “trusted adult” in the life of a child or teen—parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, cousins, coaches, teachers, and youth leaders. Trusted adults should be positive role models who are willing to have open, honest, informed conversations with young people they care about on topics related to love, sex and relationships.
When should I have the party?
Any time! You pick the date and time for your group.
Where should I host it?
Anywhere your group of 8-10 trusted adults could talk openly with one another for about an hour.
Why are these conversations important?
We all want teens to make healthy decisions regarding love, sex and relationships, so we have to be willing to talk to them.
- 87% of teens agree it would be easier to delay having sex and prevent pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about the topic with their parents.
- While parents often say they are having conversations with their kids about love, sex and relationships, young people tend to disagree that they’ve had a conversation with their parents.
- Because some young people either don’t have an engaged parent in their lives or don’t feel comfortable talking to a parent, it’s important that they have other trusted adults they can go to.
How can I find out more?
To host a Let’s Talk Party, contact us at 803-771-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional resources, visit NotRightNowSC.org/parents.