This publication spotlights a wide range of real-world programs that enlist parents in supporting adolescent reproductive health. Readers will get a close look at 4 of these efforts with an end goal of building better programs to help parents raise sexually healthy teens.
4 different organizations; 1 goal: Helping parents support the reproductive health of teens
Findings & Stats
Guide for Grownups
One case study from New Hampshire shares 10 ways to help kids grow up sexually healthy. First item on the list: Remember that learning about sexuality starts at birth.
Youth-centered programs recognize the importance of parents, but maintains a focus on the specific need of teens.
Case Study No. 1
Readers will learn about a parent-to-parent peer education model called the Adult Role Models Program that trains up to 15 parents annually and operates in two low-income New York City communities.
Statements & Quotations
Adults need to be more knowledgeable about, more comfortable with, and more effective at connecting with children, particularly during adolescence, about matters of reproductive and sexual health.
Despite the lack of a formal and public dialogue, many reproductive health providers have taken the leap and identified ways to work with parents and families to promote healthy and responsible sexual behavior among teens.
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