Parents and caregivers are the first and most critical, trusted source of information for their children. Yet, talking about sex and relationships can be challenging.

 

Check out the virtual, interactive workshop below, The A-B-Cs of S-E-X, that we designed to prepare and support parents and caregivers to talk openly with the young people in their lives. There are myriad resources within and throughout the workshop as well as links to wonderful organizations that provide addition resources and services.


For questions, or additional information, please email our team at education@ppgnnj.org.

Resources For Parents and Caregivers

The A-B-Cs of S-E-X

Parents and caregivers: this course is for you!

 

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?

Check out “The A-B-Cs of SEX: Three Ways to Go Beyond ‘The Talk’” now!

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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;

  • 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

  • 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. Clicking on the link to take this online course will bring you to ArcheMedX's platform.

Get started! Log in to “The A-B-Cs of SEX: Three Ways to Go Beyond ‘The Talk’” now!

More Resources

180 Turning Lives Around

180 Turning Lives Around

Statewide

180 Turning Lives Around supports and empowers individuals and families in crisis. It provides comprehensive and compassionate services to those affected by domestic and sexual violence, no matter your race, gender, orientation, or social status. 180 Turning Lives Around operates the 2NDFLOOR Youth Helpline, a confidential prevention helpline open to any topic for youth ages 10-24.

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Central Jersey Family Health Consortium

Central NJ

• Early intervention bereavement
• Teen outreach program
• Perinatal addiction prevention
• Child care health consultants
• Postpartum mood disorder follow-up
• Service coordination professional education

“We are here for you.”

National Domestic Violence Helpline

National Domestic Violence Helpline

National

Support for those encountering dating or domestic violence.

Parents Anonymous of NJ

Parents Anonymous of NJ

Statewide

Speak to a sensitive, trained volunteer to work through frustrations and stressors before a crisis occurs. Volunteers provide empathic listening and referrals to resources in your community.

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey

Statewide

Planned Parenthood of Northern, Central, and Southern New Jersey, Inc. provides high-quality, comprehensive, accessible, and affordable reproductive and complementary health care services, emphasizing privacy, confidentiality, dignity and sexual self-determination. They advocate for public policies that guarantee these rights and ensure access to such services. They provide and support education programs that expand understanding of human sexuality.

The Father Center of NJ

The Father Center of NJ

Central and Southern NJ

Offers job readiness and workforce development activities, parenting education, anger management classes, dress2Impress professional men's clothing, and the “Healthy Relationships, Healthy Choices” ninth grade male leadership program.

They believe strong fathers, father-figures, and role models are the best influence on young people. They work to build stronger communities by building stronger, healthier families.

AMAZE

AMAZE

Statewide

Educational videos for youth ages 10-14 and their parents/caregivers. They have more than 100 videos, translated into a variety of languages, covering a wide range of information about sexual health and well-being.

Melinated Moms

Melinated Moms

Statewide

They provide community engagement and supportive membership services that inspire, motivate and cultivate community members to become better versions of themselves. They do this through workshops, trainings and workforce development tools that highlight empowerment through education, action into advocacy and exploring options through entrepreneurship.

They support youth throughout the phases of conception: Preconception (before having children), prenatal (during pregnancy), postpartum (after birth) and interconception (between births). They also emphasize upholding an inclusive environment for the village that supports moms and women – aunts, uncles, fathers and father figures. They extend support to teen fathers as well.

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National Sexual Assault Hotline

National

Support for those who have experienced sexual assault, created and operated by RAINN.

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey

Northern NJ

Provides resources to support women, children and families through home visitation, community education, outreach and support groups. The Perinatal Mood Disorders Initiative provides education about women's mental health during the perinatal period to both professionals and consumers and provide follow-up support to pregnant women, those who have recently given birth or experienced a perinatal loss.

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

Statewide

The Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Adult Acute Partial Hospital Program offers daily group-based recovery-oriented treatment, support, and case management services for people coping with the challenges of mental illness, including individuals struggling with addiction or substance abuse. Their mission is to provide quality evidence-based services designed to assist individuals with achieving valued life roles as they pursue recovery and community reintegration.

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice

Statewide

Professional development on creating safe schools, especially concerns related to sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Consultation and presentations on these topics for families, individuals, educators, student groups, professionals and community groups. Leadership and support in developing and carrying out advocacy and activism.

NJ Family Health Line

NJ Family Health Line

Statewide

24-hour Helping Line for expecting and new moms, and families with children and special needs. Speak with experienced nurses and counselors regarding COVID-19, perinatal anxiety, and postpartum depression.

New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program

New Jersey Foster Care Scholars Program

Statewide

The New Jersey Foster Care Scholars program provide adolescents who have experienced time in foster care later in their lives, adoption, kinship, legal guardianship, and homelessness with assistance and support to pursue their post-secondary education.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

National

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

State Parent Advocacy Network

State Parent Advocacy Network

National

SPAN's vision is that all families will have the resources and support they need to ensure that their children become fully participating and contributing members of our communities and society.