Teaching young people about dating and sex

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Participants think critically about the messages and pressures around gender and the impact on dating and relationships.

One in three teens is a victim of physical, emotional, sexual or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

Talking to a teen, adults can mention that communication and respect are vital to any relationship, including the one between parent and child.

Moeller suggests a conversation about a dating relationship where it’s unlikely people will interrupt. Talking points can discuss boundaries, such as the teen balancing time also for being alone, activities, or to be with family and friends.

Children with special needs are like everybody else—they have sexual feelings and needs.

Unfortunately, their disabilities may also make them particularly vulnerable to predators and exploitation.

Looking back, more than half the women admitted that they now wished they’d held onto their virginity longer, a sentiment seconded by 70 percent of the women who had been fifteen or younger the first time they had intercourse.“The pressure on teenagers to have sex is enormous,” says Denver pediatrician Dr.

These workshops are available in high school and college versions, each tailored to start a meaningful conversation on healthy relationships.

The programs can be single-sex or co-ed and easily facilitated by a college leader or an adult adviser.

"Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens" teaches adults to reach teens with messages on safe, healthy relationships.

Click here to access the program."When Push Come to Shove…It’s No Longer Love!

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