Planned Parenthood understands the difficulties that parents face when it comes to talking to their children about sensitive topics—sex, dating, and relationships. We also know how vital it is that parents keep informed about what is truly happening with young people and how best to reach out to their own children. Research has found that children who have open communication with their parents are less likely to engage in risky behaviors.
We conduct workshops for parents through PTA/PTO groups, civic organizations, faith-based groups, and corporate lunchtime seminars. We can even come and talk to small groups of parents in your living room – one of our most popular, intimate, and thought-provoking workshop settings.
Our parent workshops are designed to provide parents with practical, up-to-date information and tools to help them feel more comfortable reaching out to their own children to open the lines of communication around often uncomfortable topics. Workshop topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Communicating with Your Child about Growing Up, Puberty, and Sexuality
- What Children Need to Know and When They Need to Know It
- Adolescent Development
- Building Self-Esteem in Your Child
- Believe It or Not—Lessons Learned from a Study of Sexual Behaviors Among Children 14 Years and Younger
- Sexual Development in Young Children/Sexual Abuse Prevention
To find out more, call 973-539-9580 or email [email protected].
The A-B-Cs of S-E-X
Are you a parent, caregiver, or trusted adult who has felt unsure about having conversations about sex and sexuality with the young people in your life? Have your kids already started asking you questions about relationships or bodies that you’re not sure how to answer? Do you have 15 minutes to learn about ways to begin having these regular, lifelong conversations to help young people make healthy decisions and have satisfying friendships and relationships throughout their life?
At Planned Parenthood, we know that parents, caregivers, and trusted adults are the primary sex educators for their children. Our new interactive virtual lesson, “The A-B-Cs of S-E-X: Three Ways to Go Beyond ‘The Talk’” helps parents, caregivers, and trusted adults open the lines of communication with their children and encourages them to have ongoing conversations about sex and relationships.
By completing this free online course, you’ll learn:
- How to move beyond ‘the talk’ and have regular, open, honest conversations with the young people in your life;
- How to work through any fears or awkwardness you may feel, and remember to talk and - more importantly - listen to the young people in your life; and
- How to identify opportunities to talk about sex and healthy relationships by looking around you for “teachable moments” in every day life.
We'd like to thank ArcheMedX for enabling us to deliver this resource via their interactive learning platform, Ready.