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Talk soon talk often at libraries

Thursday 2 March 2017 Talk Soon Talk Often books in the Library

‘Talk Soon. Talk Often’ is a new book available at all Shire libraries that gives parents ideas on how to talk to their children about sex.

Programs and Partnerships Officer, Scott Baker said that Grand Pacific Health had generously donated eight copies of the book to local libraries.

“This means that we can make a couple of copies available at out libraries in Bermagui, Bega, Tura Beach and Eden,” he said.

“The books are being handed out through some of the schools in the area but our libraries are happy to fill in the gap if anyone misses out.”

Talking soon, and talking often, helps parents and carers to avoid the need for that  ‘one big talk’; instead, the book provides them with tips on creating easy conversations about bodies, relationships, health and sexuality, as part of routine communication.

Library Operations Team Leader, Samantha Fenton said the book is a helpful tool for families to establish open and honest communication about personal development with their children.

The book was originally developed by the Western Australia Department of Health, following extensive research by La Trobe University.

‘Talk Soon. Talk Often’ is available now in all Shire libraries. If you would like further information or would like the resource available at your school please contact Liz Scott the Health Promotion and Youth Health Officer for Grand Pacific Health on 0417 520 101.

Photograph: Talk Soon Talk Often books in the Library

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