Seminar to tackle teen sexuality

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MANILA, May 6, 2014—As part of its mission of helping “build a nation that cares for human life”, the Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, Inc. invites the public, especially teachers, counselors, catechists, parents, youth formators, and lay leaders, to a pro-life training seminar, the “Teaching Teachers on Teen Sexuality” Workshop.

This year’s training seminar seeks to “strengthen the ability of each participant to respond to the needs of today’s teenagers with regard to vital issues that affect them such as human sexuality, marriage, family planning, and population education, according to Catholic Church teachings”.

The three-day seminar’s range of topics cover: the “Meaning and Value of Life”, “Defending Life”, “Fertility Awareness”, “Understanding the Teenager’s Situation”, “Effective Teen Counseling Techniques”, “Workshop on Teen Counseling”, “Orientation on Module” (Learning to Live & Love Module), “The Pied Piper Came:   How the Youth Was Won in Manila”, “Teaching Teeners on Theology of the Body”, and “Culture of Life”.

Attendees will be trained to implement the training modules on teen sexuality packaged in the Pro-Life Philippines manual “Learning to Live and Love”.

The battery of able speakers who are acclaimed experts in their field include Pro-Life Philippines board secretary Dr. Melissa Poblete; Pro-Life Philippines board chairman Edgardo Sorreta Amparo B. de Guzman; Pro-Life Philippines executive director Lorna Melegrito; Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) legal adviser Jo Imbong; law professor and Catholic apologist Marwil Llasos, OP; and Filipinos for Life president Anthony Perez.

Pro-Life Philippines Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization of citizens “concerned about issues pertaining to the inherent value and dignity of human life”.

Now a nationwide group, it functions as a national educational and advocacy body coordinating with other pro-life groups, providing instructions and documentations of life issues while seeking to raise the awareness of Filipinos on respect and responsibility for human life.

The upcoming pro-life training seminar will be held on May 28-30, 2014 (Wednesday to Friday) at the St. Joseph Retreat House conference room, Our Lady of Loreto Parish, Manzanas St., Sampaloc, Manila from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The seminar fee costs P1,800.00 (P600 a day) and is inclusive of snacks, meals, handouts, and certificates.

For more information and reservation, contact the Pro-Life Foundation office (02) 733-70-27 and (02) 734-94-25, or visit www.prolife.org.ph. (Raymond A. Sebastián)


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