Connecting the Dots

How Practitioners Engage Parents, Families and Youth Around Reproductive and Sexual Health

Posted March 28, 2004
By the Center for Applied Research and Technical Assistance, Inc.
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This report summarizes focus group feedback from 54 adolescent reproductive health service providers. It describes common Parent and Family Engagement (PFE) activities and challenges. It also identifies technical supports that providers must have to effectively serve young people and their reproductive health needs.  

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Key Takeaway

The primary goal of PFE-related programs is a basic one: improve parent-child communications

Enhanced communication — and building the knowledge, comfort and capacity to discuss sexuality — is a key goal of PFE programs. Another major aim is meeting the communication needs of communities as they become more ethnically and racially diverse.