Dr. Trevicia Williams fills in the gap between teen
pregnancies and the health of mother-daughter
DALLAS – According to the Center for Disease Control, Texas is #4 in the nation for teen birth and Dallas is #1 in the nation for repeat teen pregnancies. Psychologist and Former Texas child bride, Dr. Trevicia Williams says the missing link is “healthy mother, daughter relationships.”
On Saturday, May 26, 2012, she will be facilitating what begins a free monthly interactive “I Love You, But I Can’t Stand You Right Now(TM)” healthy relationships workshop for mothers and teen daughters. Working with Dallas, I.S.D., Dr. Williams is on a mission to create school and community partnerships that positively impact student achievement, prevent teen pregnancies and increase parent involvement because the teen daughter must be accompanied by her mother to participate. Although the school year is near its end, Dr. Williams’ reach with the free workshops extends in the summer months.
According to the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancies, “Teens Say Parents Most Influence Their Decisions About Sex” survey, teens say parents most influence their decisions about sex and 87% say it would be much easier for them to postpone sex and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents, according to our latest survey. In addition:
~Fully 42% of young people age 12-19 agree with the statement: “It doesn’t matter whether you use birth control or not, when it is your time to get pregnant, it will happen.”
~Even though most teens age 12-19 (86%) say they have all the information they need to avoid an unplanned pregnancy, 66% say they know “little or nothing” about male condoms and how to use them (including 36% of those age 15-19).
~55% of sexually experienced young people age 15-19 (including 67% of teen girls 15-19) say they wish they had waited longer before having sex.
~77% of teens age 12-19 who have seen MTV’s popular 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom programs say the shows “help teens better understand the challenge.
Getting through the “I Love You But I Can’t Stand You Right Now” time in the relationship can be tough. Participants will learn tools for effective communication to build healthy relationships. One of the most powerful and meaningful relationships in life is a mother and daughter relationship. Mothers and teen daughters are required to participate in the interactive workshop together.
“Real Beauty Inside Out” is about the beauty of healthy mother-daughter relationships and teen pregnancy prevention. Dr. Williams is on a mission to empower girls and women worldwide.
She shares hard-earned wisdom and real-life strategies that inspire teens and motivate parents to unleash their power to communicate, discover their self-worth, build healthier relationships and realize their fullest potentials. For more information, visit http://www.realbeautyinsideout.com and http://www.treviciawilliams.com.