Tag Archives: resource for parent

Answer: Sex Ed, Honestly

Answer provides honest, accurate answers about sex in response to the many questions teens and adult professionals have about this complex topic. Answer has provided high-quality training to teachers and other youth-serving professionals. Answer also uses peer-to-peer communication to offer sexuality education directly to teens through the teen-written Sex, Etc. magazine and website. To find out more about […]

Why It’s Important to Talk About LGBTQ (2004)

This resource featured in Families are Talking, a quarterly newsletter published by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), discusses why it is important for parents to talk about LGBTQ issues to their children and the crucial role they play in dispelling myths, challenging stereotypes, and expressing the idea that everyone […]

Make It Better Project

The Make it Better Project was launched in 2010 by the Gay-Straight Alliance Network in order to provide youth and adults concrete tools to make schools safer for LGBT students. “The Make it Better Project aims to educate, motivate, and unite students and adults to effectively take action to stop bullying and harassment in schools based […]

Resources for Families on Parent-Child Communication (2005)

“Resources for Families on Parent-Child Communication,” published by Advocates for Youth, provides a list of resources and materials to help parents begin talking with their children about sex. Resources are organized within the categories of web sites for parents, web sites for young people, books and videos, and organizations. All print materials can be ordered from […]

American Sexual Health Association (ASHA)

The American Sexual Health Association, founded in 1914, aims to communicate to the public, patients, press, providers and policy makers by developing and delivering sensitive health information about sexual health and sexually transmitted diseases/infections. Their mission statement: “The American Sexual Health Association promotes the sexual health of individuals, families and communities by advocating sound policies […]

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth, established in 1980, aims to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual and reproductive rights.  They focus on working with young people ages 14-25 in the U.S. and abroad and treat young people as a valuable resource. Advocate for Youth’s Rights. Respect. Respnsibility (3Rs) Core Values: RIGHTS: Youth have the […]

Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides a list of sexual education resources for children and youths with disabilities. This includes information on: Human sexuality in general How disabilities can affect sexuality The special role of the parent The content to be taught Materials developed with specific disabilities in mind Commercial products Link […]

Sex Education for Physically, Emotionally and Mentally Challenged Youth (2006)

This resource, complied by Advocates for Youth, provides detailed information and resources for youth who live with physical and/or mental disabilities— including, but not limited to hearing, sight, and motor function impairments; Down syndrome; cerebral palsy; paraplegia and quadriplegia; developmental disorders; and mental health issues. The resource is divided into the following sections: Statistics and data […]

Programs that Work (2008)

Advocates for Youth is an organization that is Dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. The Science and Success (2nd ed. 2008): Sex Education and Other Programs That Work to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, HIV & Sexually Transmitted Infections publication […]

Medical and Public Health Sexual Health Education Recommendations (2007)

This fact sheet issued by ICAH reviews the recommendations for Sexual Health Education in schools by Medical and Public Health organizations such as: American Academy of Pediatrics American Medical Association World Health Organization American Public Health Association American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Society for Adolescent Medicine These organizations recommend that Sexual Health Education programs […]

Educating Teenagers About Sex in the United States (2010)

This data brief published by the Centers for Disease Control shows data collected from teens (ages 15-19) who answered questions about formal sexual education they have received and whether or not teens talk to their parents about sex .  Sex education in schools and other places, as well as received from parents, provides adolescents with […]

Curricula Assessment Tool (2007)

The Curricula Assessment Tool was designed by the ICAH to serve as a guide for Teachers, Administrators, Students, Parents and Members of the community working to ensure that the sex education curriculum being taught meets high standards for content and focus. Acting as a checklist, the form provides the items required by the state of […]

Replicating Successful Programs (2006)

Plain Talk is a program developed by the Annie E Casey Foundation and was launched into five urban communities in 1993. The program is a neighborhood based initiative aimed at helping adults, parents, and community leaders develop the skills they need to communicate effectively with young people about reducing adolescent sexual risk taking. Plain Talk […]

K-12 Curricula Lessons about LGBTQ Diversity (2010)

The San Francisco Unified School District provides support services for LGBTQ youth and guidance for schools to provide curriculum for grades K-12 on diversity. The required curriculum for SF School systems includes: Elementary: Two lessons of family diversity per year Middle School: Seven periods of Diversity Education and Violence Prevention High School: Ten periods of Diversity Education […]

Sex and Tech Survey

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (NCPTUP) and Cosmogirl.com came together to explore “sexting” among teens, ages 13-19 and young adults, ages 20-26. The study, conducted by TRU, a leader in studying  teens and young adults, asked participants questions about sending and receiving nude and semi-nude photos and sexually suggestive messaging via […]

Helping Pregnant and Parenting Teens Find Adequate Housing

In 2002, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in the U.S Department of Justice estimated that there are 1,682,900 homeless and runaway youth under eighteen years of age in the United States. Of this number, anywhere from 6 to 22% are pregnant. This means that there could potentially be almost 400,000 homeless and […]

Exposure to Sex on TV May Increase the Chance of Teen Pregnancy (2008)

This fact sheet provided by Rand Health provides information regarding teen pregnancy and exposure to sex on television. Nearly 1 million American women ages 15-19 become pregnant each year. And a majority of these pregnancies are unplanned. Rand conducted a survey to study the link between exposure to sex on TV and teen pregnancy. They […]

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 […]

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, […]