ABSTINENCE EDUCATION - Cobb & Douglas Public Health

 

Adolescent Health & Youth Development (AHYD) utilizes a variety of age appropriate curricula designed to prevent teen pregnancy by helping youth understand the importance of abstaining from sexual activity and equipping them with skills to do so.

Topics covered in abstinence education include:

  • Self-esteem
  • Communication
  • Sexuality
  • Dating violence
  • Abstinence
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Goal-setting
  • Decision-making
  • Parenthood

AHYD programs focus on both genders.
Too often males are left out of the equation of teen pregnancy prevention; although national studies indicate that males initiate sex most often.

AHYD programs are free of charge.
Workshops are conducted by trained, adult facilitators and can be implemented in a variety of settings.

AHYD programs have multiple sessions.
Ideally, abstinence education programs are held weekly and consist of six to ten, one-hour sessions. However, most programs can be modified to fit the scheduling needs of the partnering organization.

AHYD program participants learn and develop skills from an array of experiences, including:

  • Discussions
  • Audiovisuals
  • Role playing
  • Structured and semi-structured activities
  • Brainstorming
  • Lectures

For additional information about AHYD programs, please call 678-385-1371.

 

Specific Public Health services and schedules may vary by location. Call your health center for details.

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Cobb County

Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Douglas County

6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Acworth
4489 Acworth Industrial Drive
Acworth, Georgia 30101
(770) 974-3330
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Cobb County Environmental Health
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 435-7815
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Except on holidays
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Marietta – Building A
1650 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Marietta – Building B
1738 County Services Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30008
(770) 514-2300
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Smyrna (WIC)
3830 South Cobb Drive, Suite 200
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
(770) 438-5105
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East Cobb
4958 Lower Roswell Road, Suite 120
Marietta, Georgia 30068
(678) 784-2180
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South Cobb (WIC)
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
770-514-2389
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Adolescent Health & Youth Development/Health Promotion
875 Six Flags Drive
Austell, Georgia 30168
(678) 385-1360
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Douglas Locations

Douglas
6770 Selman Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 949-1970
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Douglas County Environmental Health/Douglas Underage Drinking Prevention Program
8700 Hospital Drive, 1st Floor
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
(770) 920-7311
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Except on holidays
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