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Letter: Teaching Wisely

BARCC Executive Director wrote a letter to the editor at the Boston Herald to thank them for their coverage of the Healthy Youth Act, which 'would require any public school district in Massachusetts that offers sexuality education to use a medically accurate and age-­appropriate curriculum that includes discussion of healthy relationships.'

Excerpt: "One of the underappreciated benefits of a comprehensive sexuality education curriculum is that it is a powerful tool in reducing sexual violence. Conversations about anatomy that begin in elementary school and evolve into discussions of sexual health in middle and high school teach children and teen­agers about the importance of taking care of their own bodies as well as the importance of respecting the autonomy of others."

Read the full letter, "Teaching wisely," online at the Boston Herald

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Taylor Rapalyea
Taylor Rapalyea serves as BARCC's marketing and communications coordinator. She helps implement communications plans, creates content, and provides support for organizational communications, all to further public knowledge of BARCC's mission and services. Taylor brings four years of local news reporting and editing to BARCC, and has worked at Patch News, the Salem News, and the Gloucester Daily Times. She learned video reporting and editing at the Boston Herald, and served as editor of the Simmons Voice while studying journalism and public relations at Simmons College.

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