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Teen Zone

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Health Education Services 

Our Teen Zone meetings on Wednesdays are temporarily suspended. Please check back with us or contact us for more information.


Healthy Behaviors and Choices
Consent (including Healthy Relationships)
Family Support
Family Planning (Birth Control)
Sexually Transmitted Infections and Diseases

Consent is Clear Coherent Willing Ongoing

For Parents 

Teen Zone provides factual health education for teens. We are part of a community-wide effort to reduce teen pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol & tobacco use and vaping. Parents, schools, healthcare providers, churches, youth programs and teens all play a part in reducing teen
pregnancy, STD and substance use rates. A good first step is to open communication about relationships, boundaries and expectations.




Consider contacting our Health Educator for a presentation with your community group. The Health Educator is trained to provide a supportive and interactive learning environment using the appropriate tools of communication for youth and adults.


Communication is the key: 

Substance use and reproductive health are difficult subjects to talk about with your teen, but they need to hear from you.

Teens who can openly talk with their parents and/or other trusted adults are less likely to:

  • make unhealthy choices              Lets Talk
  • engage in risky behaviors


Teenagers hear about substance use and sex from TV, movies, Internet and friends every day. All too often, what they hear is inaccurate, incomplete and leaves them feeling uncertain. We’re here to help parents make sure their teens have the facts.


Visit the websites below for tips on how to talk with your teen and other resources:

Tips from Mayo Clinic on sex education for teens

Power to Decide

For more information on Teen Zone, contact the Health Educator at (904) 529-2800 OR e-mail at

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