Wednesday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Northeast Louisiana Children's Coalition will be hosting 'A Day of Education for Educators and Professionals'. This event will be held in the Kitty Degree School of Nursing's auditorium, and will focus on the STI, suicide, and sex trafficking statistics of the area and how being youth friendly can allow students to open up.
According to Jan Daniels, the Youth Development Coordinator at the Children's Coalition, Ouachita Parish has one of the highest STI rates in the nation. In a study from 2013, it was seen that Ouachita Parish's Chlamydia rate was 125% higher than the national average.
This event will be in conjunction with many other organizations throughout the parish. Region 7 from the Office of Public Health will be sharing on STIs, the Ouachita Parish Investigative Department will be sharing on sex trafficking, Jan will be give a speech on suicide prevention, and the Louisiana Public Health will be sharing on how to create a youth friendly atmosphere.
The event is open to the public, but you are asked to make a reservation so that they can have a head count. To RSVP to this event contact Jan Daniels at JDaniels@childrenscoalition.org.