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.
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.
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 Relationships – Read 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 & Adolescents – Read Article & Watch Video
Digital Parenting 101 – Read 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
Forms of Abuse
Abusive Dating Facts
Healthy Dating Tips
Videos to Watch With Your Kids (or your spouse…then your kids)
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