Teen Pregnancy Prevention Resource Center

Parent Resources

The importance of open and honest conversations between parents and teens about sex cannot be overstated.  Polling by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy reveals that parents are the number one influence when it comes to their teenager's decision to have sex and 80% of teens said that it would be much easier for them to delay sexual activity and avoid teen pregnancy if they were able to have more open, honest conversations about these topics with their parents. 

We recognize that these kinds of conversations may be difficult for some which is why we encourage faith-based and community organizations to provide workshops and information that give parents the tools and resources to help them be approachable parents so they can have these conversations.  Click here for a list of parent training programs and curricula.

Here are some additional resources for parents:

Advocates for Youth Parent’s Sex Ed Center
This section of Advocates for Youth's Web site contains all of the information and resources you need to begin talking with your children about sex.

Families Talking Together - Parent Materials
The Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health is a research center that investigates the role of the Latino family in shaping the development and well-being of Latino adolescents.  The Families Talking Together materials contains several chapters relevant to talking to your teens about relationships and sexuality.  In both English and Spanish.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Parents and Parental Involvement Page
This site from the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy has several resources that provides tips for parents on how to talk to their sons and daughters about sexuality and healthy relationships.

There’s No Place Like Home... For Sex Education!
There’s No Place Like Home... For Sex Education is a website and book that helps parents talk to their children about sex.  On the website you can search for age-specific information from age 3 to 12th grade.  The website is also in Spanish and has a Native American Adaption. 

Planned Parenthood Parent’s Page
Resources from Planned Parenthood about how to talk to your children about sexuality and reproductive health.

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