The overall goal of the Parent and Child Communication workshop is to help both parents and children feel comfortable communicating about life and specifically sexuality. The following topics are addressed: Communication, Parenting Styles, Health, Sex, Sexuality, STIs/STDs and HIV/AIDS. Games and activities revolving around social media are used to bring awareness, as well as ignite discussion. Statistics and resources about the US and specifically the Bronx are addressed in the session.
How can one identify and define a “healthy” relationship if they have never been exposed to one? We often focus on intimate relationships, but what about our parent – child, family, friends, community, job/work relationships? As human beings, it is important for us to have relationships with different types of people, but how do we define an individual healthy relationship? This session will address the importance of communication, the different ways we communicate, how communication influence healthy and unhealthy behaviors in relationships, how culture and family influence our definitions of relationships.
The session focuses on the bigger picture of tobacco and hookah usage especially “Big Tobacco” companies in neighborhoods of color and how the addiction leads to other health challenges. A video documentary, “The TRUTH About Tobacco In the Bronx”, by Bronx Native will be viewed and discussed. In addition, a visual picture will be provided on the 15+ ingredients, in one cigarette.
The session reviews why the music industry should be looked at from a business perspective oppose to only a safe space for creativity. This session will provide more depth on business vernacular in the music industry and some fun activities on how quick an entertainer/artist can go financially, mentally, physically and spiritually broke. Performing Rights Societies, royalties, 360 contracts will be some of the topics discussed.
Since 2009, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Ranking Report has ranked the Bronx as number 62 out of New York State’s 62 counties in terms of health outcomes. #NOT62 is a campaign initiated by the Bronx Borough President’s Office, to focus on a healthy Bronx. The session will lead some of the social and economic conditions of the Bronx that impact the quality of life for Bronx residents.
In a society that over sexualizes everything possible, how can faith based organizations encourage their young people to wait for marriage to be sexually active, talk about sex and be comfortable with the transition of their bodies from children into young adults? This is an interactive workshop and resources will be provided on how to address the challenges when discussing sex with youth, in a faith based setting.
This session provides clarity to why New York State (NYS) minors have access to reproductive healthcare throughout NYS without a parent/guardian’s consent. It also defines who is a minor in NYS, addresses NYS rights for emancipated youth, pregnant teens and teen parents. The workshop will provide case studies and information specifically from the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU).
Sexual Reproductive Justice also referred to as SRJ. This session discusses all people having the power and resources to make healthy decisions about their bodies, sexuality and reproductions.
*Workshops can be translated and presented in Spanish and Korean.
**Guest speakers are invited to speak per the request of the organization and/or participants.