PDF: This list includes tips for caregivers on how-to develop a close, supportive relationship with your children and provide an environment for your children to talk to you about problems.
Website: Sesame Street in Communities features hundreds of bilingual multimedia tools to help kids and families enrich and expand their knowledge during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.
Website: Sex education doesn’t need to be a single tell-all discussion. Follow your child’s cues about what he or she needs to know — and when.
A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers.
PDF: Youth with sexual behavior problems can respond to treatment and may respond better than adults. It is important to seek treatment as soon as possible in these cases.
Book: Useful to read with a caring adult, Somebody Cares is a book for children who have experienced parental neglect and have been taking care of many things on their own.
Website: Start Strong is the largest initiative ever funded to prevent teen dating violence and abuse by teaching 11-to-14-year-olds about healthy relationships.
PDF: These recommendations are intended to increase community safety and reduce the risk of your child developing more severe, persistent behavior problems.
PDF: Take these steps to support your child/use following an assessment at Children’s Center.
Website: Sometimes the topic or the questions may seem embarrassing, but your child needs to know there is always a reliable, honest source she can turn to for answers—you.
PDF: It is important for caregivers to talk to their children about their bodies and safety rules. This list teaches children about appropriate boundaries and to tell their caregiver if anyone violates those boundaries, which makes children less vulnerable to sexual abuse.
PDF: Good boundaries make children less susceptible to child sexual abuse. A child who knows that their body belongs to them, who has been taught that s/he has rights, and has been able to tell grown-ups, “No, thank you, I don’t want a hug,” may be less likely to be tricked into unwanted sexual touching.