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Early Talk Resource

Middle School / High School

The resources found on this link will help you as a trusted adult be present so that tweens and teens feel more comfortable talking with you about how to make appropriate choices during this time in their lives.

Statistics

  • 1 in 3 female rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old.

  • 1 in 8 female rape victims reported that it occurred before age 10.

  • About 1 in 4 male rape victims experienced it for the first time between 11-17 years old.

  • About 1 in 4 male rape victims reported that it occurred before age 10.

Source: CDC

Puberty, Safe Touch, Sexuality, Internet Safety – There’s So Much…

We understand this time can feel overwhelming, there is so much to inform our kids about in order to keep them safe out in the world. Here are some resources that can help carry the conversation.

Have the Conversation…Have it Often!

Resources for parents with Middle School & High School age kids

There is a lot of information out there, there are a lot of conversations that we need to have with our children during their adolescence and puberty growth stages. So we have gathered some trusted resources to continue these conversations with your children about their safety. If you need support, information, advocacy, or support please contact us.

Did You Know?

1 in 3 Teens

in High School will experience

some form of dating violence?

Articles to Read

Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media Read Article

Teaching Teens About Healthy RelationshipsRead Article

8 LITTLE TALKS ON HEALTHY SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT TO HAVE WITH YOUR YOUNGER TEEN. Read Article

6 LITTLE TALKS ON HEALTHY SEXUAL DEVELOPMENT TO HAVE WITH YOUR OLDER TEEN. Read Article

Safer, Smarter Families Safety Toolkit Get the Toolkit

10 Ways to Teach Your Child the Skills to Prevent Sexual Abuse: Straight talk about body parts and a no-secrets policy can protect young kids without scaring them. Read Article

How & When To Talk to Your Children About Sexual Abuse – Read Article

Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children & AdolescentsRead Article & Watch Video

Digital Parenting 101Read Article

The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment. Read Article

THE HOW, WHEN & WHAT TO TEACH YOUR PRE-TEEN & TEENAGE CHILD ABOUT THEIR BODY, THEIR SEXUAL IDENTITY, PERSONAL SAFETY & MORE…

(RESOURCE: PLANNED PARENTHOOD)

Break the Cycle has information on how to address these topics:

  • Healthy, Unhealthy & Abusive Relationships

  • Warning Signs

  • Forms of Abuse 

  • Abusive Dating Facts 

  • Relationship Realities

  • Healthy Dating Tips

  • LGTBQ Inclusivity

Articles about Sexual Assault and Special Needs

The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About – Read Article

Sexual Assault in the Deaf Community – Read Article

Child Abuse Treatment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children – Read Policy Document

Videos to Watch With Your Kids (or your spouse…then your kids) 

Find a lot more of these great videos to watch with your children at Amaze.org (Healthy Relationships, Safety, Sexuality, and more)

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