Fees are based on 10 or more participating pairs. The current program fees are listed under live and online courses for all our programs.
Currently the fee for all Talking THE Talk programs is $300 and covers one parent/child pair for each Talking The Talk series. An additional, lesser fee is charged of $150 for an additional sibling (must attend the same class). If a mother/daughter pair is taking one program and a father/son pair of the same family are enrolled in another class, both pairs are charged a separate fee. This fee scale is based on a full class of at least 10 pairs totaling a minimum of $3000. Please note a 2nd child is not considered a pair or is counted towards the 10 pair minimum. Maximum class size is dependent upon the size of the site and facilities available.
Generally, fees are collected by the parent who organized the class and given to the educator at the first session or collected prior to the first session electronically. Venmo, Zelle, cash or check are preferred. Please do not mail in payments unless instructed to do so.
What if I have additional child?
If class minimums have been met, a discount of 50% will be applied for your 2nd child. For example, a parent with twins would pay $450 for both children to attend at the current rate.
What if we can't attend, do we get a refund?
Refunds are not granted for missed or unattended sessions as fees are divided among the number of participants. Access to an E-course is included to make-up sessions. In the event that a family is unhappy with the program for any reason refunds may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director. Your satisfaction is important to us.
Who will be teaching the class?
Jennifer Elledge, MPH - Executive Director for The Talk Institute, has been an expert in the field of adolescent and sexual health for over 20 years. She has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Cal State University, Fullerton and a master’s degree in public health from Cal State University, Long Beach. In addition, she has taught Human Sexuality and Women and Their Bodies at two local colleges. All other educators have bachelor’s or better degrees in education, psychology, sociology, or a related health field and have experience teaching and working with kids.
How are sensitive and controversial issues dealt with?
Parents are encouraged to talk with their children both in and outside of class about their family’s values and morals. We even create opportunities during the course to encourage this to happen. Out of respect for the many views and opinions of families attending, the instructor does not share personal opinions on controversial matters. All questions are answered in a factual way with both sides of controversial issues discussed. The Talk Institute strives to promote age-appropriate and medically accurate information at all times.
How to access your E-course?
Included with your live registration is 6-months access to pre-recorded content.
You should have received an email with your login link and password or simply login to http://jenelledge.mykajabi.com/library to access it. Click "I forgot my password" if you can't find the email. I'd recommend resetting your password to something memorable and saving it on the device you will be using so you can return to it often with ease.
Should you miss a session, want to revisit a topic, or dive into more detail Talking THE Talk Together was recorded for you to watch with your child. Be sure to take advantage of your 6-month FREE access!
Don't have your password? Simply visit www.thetalkinstitute.com and click "login" in the. top right corner. Click "forgot password" and change it to something more memorable like your child's name.
Occasionally courses are offered to the general public that you may be able to attend, but typically if an interested parent is unable to pull a class together the E-course is the best option.
What about non-profits?
The Talk Institute is a proud supporter of the mission of Girl Scouts USA. We offer an exclusive patch program designed with GS in mind for Juniors and above.
Other schools and non-profits may qualify for discounted group pricing. Please inquire for more information.
How long do I have access to the E-course?
Live in-person participants are granted 6-month access to the E-course as part of enrollment in the course. E-course participants have 1 year access to the program unless the unlimited access is purchased.
What's the length of the course content?
The live in-person Talking THE Talk Elementary course begins with a 90 minute parent zoom and 4 parent/child sessions that are each 2 hours long.
Talking THE Talk Middle does not have a parent session but 4 parent/child sessions 2.5 hours each for a total of 10 hours of curriculum.
Single session workshops (I'm Social Media and Internet Savvy, BFFs & Frenemies, etc) are each 2 hour sessions.
What if I can't attend on one of sessions, will I still be able to watch it?
Six month access to an E-course is included to make-up any missed sessions.
What if my child is hesitant to attend the class?
You can simply tell your child that you have signed them up for a program about growing up. Assure them that it will be fun and that both you and their friends will be there. After that sit back, relax, and watch us break the ice and help your family build a stronger communication bond around sex and growing up! We hope you enjoy the program!!