Information and Education for Parents + Families
Did you know that youth who have open and honest conversations with their parents about sex and sexuality are more likely to delay sexual activity and use condoms and contraception when they become sexually active? Furthermore, the majority of teens say that they want to have conversations about sex with their parents! Often it is the parents who get nervous having these conversations. Never fear! The Responsible Sex Education Institute is here to help! “Like” our Facebook page to get helpful suggestions and resources on a regular basis. Just search for “Responsible Sex Education Institute” to get connected. And if texting is more your thing, we’ve got you covered there too! Just text the word TALK to 57890 to opt in to our free textline (standard text messaging rates may apply). Once opted in, feel free to ask a question about how to respond to your youth or start a conversation with your youth and one of our Sexperts will respond to you within 24 hours!
Open Minds, Family Talks
Have a group of friends who are all wondering, “How do we do this?” Open Minds, Family Talks is designed to meet parents and guardians where they are and empowers attendees with skills and knowledge to engage in life-changing conversations with the young people in their lives. It is currently available in the Denver, Fort Collins, and Durango regions.
Families Talking Together (FTT)
FTT is a parent-based intervention to prevent and/or reduce sexual risk behavior among Latinx and African American adolescents. The main components of the intervention are parent discussions with an interventionist and a family workbook designed to teach parents effective communication skills, improve parent-adolescent relationships, help parents develop successful monitoring strategies, and teach adolescents assertiveness and refusal skills. The program can be delivered to parents either individually or in small group sessions, in a variety of settings. It is currently available in our Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Vegas regions.
Sexuality in the Digital Age
In this 1.5 hour workshop, participants explore risks and benefits of technology used by youth, discuss relevant laws and practical ways to help keep youth safe, and learn about resources for accessing medically accurate information about sexual health and sexuality.