Resources on Communicating About Sex & Drugs

Below are tools that can help guide your discussion about sex and drugs.

Communication on Sexuality:

Developmental
Sex Education
Table

See a child’s sexuality development from birth
through the teen years in order to tailor your
conversations to your child’s needs.

Basic Healthy
Conversations
Framework

Here are some
helpful steps for healthy and
meaningful conversations.

10 Tips for
Talking to your Children
about Sexuality

A great resource that outlines some of the
important questions that many parents have
about talking to their kids about sexuality.

Puberty:
Conversation Starters
& Scenarios

Scenarios that you and your
child can read together to help frame
a meaningful discussion.

Puberty:
Framework to
Help Discussions

When parents initiate a discussion or an opportunity arises to talk, here are some helpful steps for healthy and meaningful conversations.

Sexual Behavior: Choices and Risks Conversation Starters/Scenarios

Actual phrases and situations that can be used to introduce the topic of sexual behavior and offer opportunities to open a dialogue with your kids.

Sexual Behavior: Choices and Risks Framework Outline

This outline shows how
this vignette fits into a healthy
conversation framework.

Body Image & Sexual Bullying: Framework to Help Discussions

When parents initiate a discussion or an opportunity arises to talk, here are some helpful steps for healthy and meaningful conversations.

Communication on Drugs:

Keeping
Kids Drug Free

The best way to help keep your family drug-free is to understand the factors contributing to substance abuse and to make it a topic of regular family discussion.

NIDA:
Family Checkup

Developing good communication skills helps
parents catch problems early, support positive
behavior, and stay aware of what is
happening in their children’s lives.

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