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What Are Reality Parties for Parents?

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Many adults feel drinking and drug use is a rite of passage. They assume teen parties are the same as when they were young. Straight Up youth want parents to face the current realities of today’s “out of control” teen parties – competitive drinking games, fights, random hookups, and even sexual assaults.

At Reality Parties, parents tour a home set up as a teen drinking party, with youth actors portraying common party activities and voicing concerns expressed by local teens and young adults. After each performance or tour, Straight Up facilitates community dialogue, with a panel to answer questions and discuss ideas for change.


En Español

Muchos adultos sienten que  las bebidas y las fiestas  son un rito de edad.  Asumen que las fiestas de los adolescentes son iguales a las de ellos cuando eran jóvenes. Los jóvenes de Straight Up quieren que los padres se enfrenten a las realidades actuales  de las fiestas de adolescentes, hoy “fuera de control”  compitiendo con bebidas,  juegos de boxeo, peleas, combinaciones al azar relaciones  sexuales casuales,  e incluso asaltos sexuales.

En las Fiestas de la Realidad para padres recorren una casa preparada como una fiesta para adolescentes, con actores jóvenes representando actividades comunes en una fiesta y expresando las preocupaciones expresadas por adolescentes locales y adultos jóvenes. Después de cada actuación o recorrido, Straight Up facilita un diálogo comunitario, con un panel para contestar preguntas y discutir ideas para el cambio en experiencia de un adolescente…


A teen’s experience…

Learn more about Reality Parties for Parents in this video produced by a Ventura County teen. She filmed this documentary about her experiences viewing and participating in Straight Up Reality Parties for Parents.

 


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