How Does CPR Answer These Questions?
Aren't You Imposing Your Values In The Classroom? How Can You Do That?
Something that is valuable is worth protecting. We teach students that their sexuality is a valuable gift worth saving for a committed relationship within marriage and is worth protecting. These decisions can be "life and death" decisions today. These are not personal values, but rather facts backed up by studies - sexual abstinence before marriage is the healthiest choice.
What About The Parents Of These Students Who Have Different Values Than What You Are Teaching?
There are parents who abuse drugs and alcohol. We do not hesitate to teach students that this is wrong and destructive to their physical, emotional and mental health. Sexuality that is misused is also harmful to their physical, mental and emotional health. Students should have the opportunity to learn how to avoid the painful consequences of premarital sex.
How Do You Handle The Topic Of Masturbation?
Masturbation is a moral issue on which even the most conservative people do not agree. We will not say that it is right or wrong. We will not initiate this topic. However, if we are asked, we would say that masturbation is fairly common among adolescents. The definition is the act of rubbing one's own sex organs to get pleasurable feeling as in intercourse. Students would be advised to talk to a parent, guidance counselor, or other trusted adult about any struggles and feelings in this area.
How Do You Handle The Topic Of Homosexuality?
This topic is not initiated. Usually during the discussion of AIDS, a question will surface. We will answer the question with respect and basic facts. We define homosexuality. We will not go into details about sexual acts, etc. In response to a question of how a person becomes homosexual, we simply explain that experts do not agree on this issue and we will not express our viewpoint.
How Do You Handle The Topic Of Abortion?
We are not here to express our personal viewpoint about this controversial issue. Our goal is to educate with the known facts and answer any questions the students may have with regard to abortion.
What Do You Teach About Birth Control?
We teach that the best birth control is self-control. No birth control, other than abstinence, is 100% effective. We answer questions the students may have about birth control. We address the issues of condoms. While a condom offers some protection and is better than nothing, there are still risks of pregnancy and disease. Condoms offer no protection against emotional, mental or social consequences. Our goal is to teach risk elimination not risk reduction.
For more information or to schedule a program call:
Kim Helfenbein, Hands of Hope Pregnancy Center Director
at 505-722-7125 (10:00 - 4:00 M - Th)