Resources For Parents and Caregivers

  • It’s That Easy: A Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children from the Minnesota Department of Health is designed to help parent educators incorporate conversations about sex and sexuality into their work with families. Download here.

    Talk More offers resources to conduct positive and proactive conversations about all aspects of sexuality to improve our health and wellbeing such as:
    • Talk More Parent Planner offers guidance on which topics to cover, at approximately what age, and suggestions for starting the conversation and teaching resources.
    • Talk More Values Expression Exercise. Download here.

  • AMAZE envisions a world that recognizes child and adolescent sexual development as natural and healthy, a world in which young people everywhere are supported and affirmed and the adults in their lives communicate openly and honestly with them about puberty, reproduction, relationships, sex and sexuality. Their video library includes these gems:

  • Scenarios USA uses writing and filmmaking to foster youth leadership, advocacy and self-expression in under-served teens. Check out their online library for videos such as:
    • Teen Pregnancy and “Toothpaste” Two best friends consider taking their relationships to the next level. The decisions they make are as different as the outcomes.
    • All Falls Down Three best girlfriends meet a group of boys on their daily commute, and each person is challenged to figure out who they are and what they want from a relationship.
    • The Monster When three young men chat up the new girl on the block, only one gets lucky. But he, however, is forced to deal with his HIV status. 
    • Just Like You Imagined Six teens hope to avoid heartbreak, HIV, and hard truths about their relationships while remaining true to who they are.
    • Choices The Good The Bad The Ugly Three boys on the verge of manhood face the realities of relationships. A look at how three teenage friends deal with issues of fatherhood, peer pressure, passion, STDs and taking responsibility. 
    • Who I Am Two young women confront their sexuality at the crossroads of race and class. The film addresses stereotypes, racism, and homophobia.