Resources for Parents

Resources for parents helping to bring the best and correct information to you when talking to your teenagers about sex.

 

Let’s Talk:  Workshops for Parents/Caregivers of Teens

Let’s Talk is an educational program specifically designed to help parents and caregivers better communicate with youth about reproductive health.

The workshops help parents/caregivers to better address questions like:

    • Why/how/what should we share with our teens about sex?
    • What resources are available to help me talk about sex with my child?
    • How can I help my youth avoid the negative consequences of unprotected sex?

The workshops feature active learning experiences, opportunities for personal reflection and discussion, useful resources and materials to help with meaningful and ongoing conversations and of course, fun for all participants.  Here’s what participants have said about the Let’s Talk program:

  • It’s a difficult discussion topic, what I learned yesterday was extremely helpful.
  • There was an activity that was fun and go people talking more about the topic.  It felt like a safe place to ask questions.
  • I loved this program and am glad I got to be a part of it!

For more information on future programs or to schedule a workshop for your group, contact us  

The Teen Awareness Group of Hudson Headwaters Health Network welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with community partners and agencies in the Warren/Washington county region.

Local Community Resources

Community Maternity
290 Canada St.,
Lake George, NY 12845
(518) 668-3167
Support for pregnant women, teens and their families and children; parents living with HIV/AIDS and partners, stand-by guardians. Programs include childbirth education parenting education. Support services include permanency planning, family therapy, emergency assistance, therapeutic recreation, linkage
with legal support services. Other topics include: Relationships, Sexuality, Parenting Education, Teen Pregnancy, Abstinence Centered Family Life Education, Peer Pressure, Self-esteem and decision making.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County
(518) 623-3291 or 518-668-4881 email:
warren@cornell.edu
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s building individual and family strengths focuses on promoting positive relationships between parents and other caregivers and their children. Information and classes are available on discipline strategies, ages and stages of child development, managing conflict, increasing effective parenting skills and other topics related to supporting families. An age specific parenting newsletter is also available.

  • Parenting Apart
    Are you in the process of a separation/divorce or parenting apart from your partner? Cornell University Cooperative Extension offers a program to help parents understand what their children are experiencing and how they can help them through this transition. Registration is required.
  • Relatives As Parents Program (RAPP) of the Southern Adirondack Region
    The program will address the needs of the growing number of grandparents and relatives who are parenting children by providing the following program highlights:

    • The Legal Process
    • Navigating the School System
    • Entitlements
    • Support Groups (ongoing)

Family and Individual Counseling
Adirondack Samaritan Counseling Center
15 Boulevard
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
(518) 747-2994

The Center for Recovery
340 Lower Main Street
Hudson Falls, NY 12839
518-747-8001

Web Resources for Talking with Your Teen

ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH: Parent Sex Education Resource Center

Planned Parenthood Parent Resources

Healthy Relationships:

LoveIsRespect.org  A joint project between the National Dating Abuse Helpline and Break the Cycle to provide resources for teens, parents, friends and family, peer advocates, government officials, law enforcement officials and the general public. All communication is confidential and anonymous.

The Red Flag Campaign is a public awareness campaign designed to address dating violence and promote the prevention of dating violence on college campuses. The campaign was created using a “bystander intervention” strategy, encouraging friends and other campus community members to “say something” when they see warning signs (“red flags”) for dating violence in a friend’s relationship.

 

Additional Web Resources for Parents

Talking with Kids about Tough Issues is a national public service campaign offering a free parent booklet to help facilitate discussions with children about tough issues.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons and their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. This web site offers support resources, educational resources, publications, advocacy information, local chapter information, and more.

IWANNAKNOW:  Tools parents need to teach their children about sexual health. Sexual health is not just about sex–it includes the roles, behaviors and values people associate with being a man or a woman.

KidsHealth is one of the largest sites on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, our mission is to provide the best children’s health information on the Internet!

NETSMARTZ:  with this streaming presentation. You will learn about what kids are doing online, the risks they may face, and what you can do to keep them safer. A program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Healthy Children is a site powered by The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to help parents through the ages and stages of children.