Tag Archives: parent-adolescent relationship

Talking about Sexuality and Values (2002)

This worksheet, compiled by Advocates for Youth, allows parents and youths to discuss and explore values around sexuality.  Parents and/or youths can fill out the worksheet. The accompanying webpage also provides instructions and teaching advice about introducing the topic of values, provides discussion questions and important advice for teachers and parents. Link to “Talking about […]

Raising Sexually Healthy Youth: Parent-Child Communication (2002)

Transitions, developed by Advocates for Youth, is a newsletter devoted to raising sexually healthy youth with portions for parents and health care providers. This newsletter contains a number of articles addressing  how parents should navigate conversations on topics surrounding sex and sexual health. Topics such as the positive and negative effects of communication about sex and […]

Parents Matter: The Role of Parents in Teens’ Decisions About Sex (2009)

This research brief published by Child Trends examines whether parental involvement during adolescence reduces the chances of teens being sexually active at a young age.  The study found that multiple measures of parental involvement and engagement are associated with delayed sex among teens. These measures include positive parent-adolescent relationship quality, high parental awareness and monitoring, […]

Parent–Adolescent Sexual Communication: Associations of Condom Use with Condom Discussions (2009)

This study, published in the journal AIDS and Behavior, examines the relationship between teen-parent sexual communication, discussion about condoms, and condom use among teens in mental health treatment.  Adolescents between the ages 13-17 years old and who have undergone mental health treatment within the past year were eligible.  Both eligible adolescents and their parents were […]

Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sex in Latino Families: A Guide for Practitioners

This publication published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy assesses available information on parent-teen communication in Latino families, and also pinpoints the research findings that are most useful to practitioners.  It is mainly a resource for practitioners and illustrates specific characteristics that define Latino families in regards to acculturation, education, family structure, […]

Adolescents’ Reports of Communication With Their Parents About STDs and Birth Control: 1988, 1995, and 2002

This article, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, reports the trends found in adolescents’ reports of discussion with parents about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and birth control methods from 1988 to 2002. The data analyzed were from the National Survey of Adolescent Males and the National Survey of Family Growth.  The sample population consisted of […]

10 Tips for Parents to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

This booklet, published by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, offers parents 10 important tips to prevent teen pregnancy and offers information and advice on communication and parenting. Link to “10 Tips for Parents to Prevent Teen Pregnancy” (PDF)

Using Sibling Differences to Estimate Effects of Parenting on Adolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors (2008)

This research study looked at whether parenting during mid-adolescence affects sexual risk behaviors (frequency of intercourse, unprotected intercourse, and number of sexual partners) during late adolescence. The researchers used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997 (NLSY97), an annual survey study of youth in America born between 1980 and 1984. The original sample consisted […]

Predictors of Adolescent Participation in STI Research (2008)

The researchers of this study wanted to investigate whether a requirement for parental consent for a STI study had any effect on adolescent enrollment rates for the study.  This is important as institutional requirement of parental consent may bias the sample of adolescents who agree to participate in clinical STI research studies. Study participants were sexually active […]