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Every October is Let's Talk Month

Example ProclamationGovernor Mark Dayton proclaimed the month of October 2017, as: Let's Talk Month.

"Let's Talk Month" is a national and statewide initiative that supports partnerships between families and their communities in order to help foster positive attitudes about sexuality and promote open and honest conversation with young people about relationships and sexuality.

The Minnesota Department of Health joins with Advocates for Youth as well as many youth serving organizations, volunteers, health care professionals, and communities in providing information, tools and support necessary to encourage parent/child communication about healthy sexuality.

Resources

Advocates for Youth

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (PDF)

It's that Easy: A Guide to Raising Healthy Children

SAMHSA: Keeping Youth Drug Free Resource Guide (PDF)

Proclamation

Let's Talk Month Proclamation (PDF)

State of Minnesota Proclamation

WHEREAS: Healthy attitudes and accurate information about sex, sexuality and healthy relationships are essential to raising responsible, self-reliant young people; and

WHEREAS: Parents, primary care givers and other caring adults play a powerful role in helping young people make healthy decisions about sex, sexuality and healthy relationships; and

WHEREAS: Most young people prefer learning about sex from their parents, but many parents find these conversations difficult and need support, encouragement and information on how to start them; and

WHEREAS: "Let's Talk Month" is a national and statewide initiative that supports partnerships between families and their communities in order to help foster positive attitudes about sexuality and promote open and honest conversation with young people about relationships and sexuality; and

WHEREAS: The Minnesota Department of Health will recognize "Let's Talk Month" through the "Make a Date" campaign which supports and encourages parents, primary care givers, and other caring adults to have open, honest and appropriate conversations with young people about sexuality to foster responsible and positive attitudes toward sexuality while also promoting healthy sexual behavior; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MARK DAYTON, Governor of Minnesota, do hereby proclaim the month of October 2017, as:

LET'S TALK MONTH

In the State of Minnesota.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Minnesota to be affixed at the State Capitol this 27th day of September.