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Are You an Askable Parent?
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/storage/advfy/documents/askable.pdf

Families are Talking
http://www.sexedlibrary.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=page.viewPage&pageID=632&nodeID=1
Families are Talking/La familia habla is a newsletter series written for parents and caregivers by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). The 12 issues of the newsletter are designed to give parents/caregivers encouragement and support in talking with their children about sexuality. Each issue is available in English and Spanish.

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GULP!: Talking to Your Kids About Sexuality
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/ppnne/gulp-newsletter-17884.htm
GULP! is a newsletter developed by Planned Parenthood of Northern New England on talking to teens about sexuality.

The Parent's Portal
http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/parents/default.aspx
This page developed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has advice and tips for parents about talking with their teens about relationships, sex and pregnancy. It also contains resources specifically developed for foster parents.

Parents Sex Ed Center
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108&Itemid=206
This page for parents, guardians, and other adults was created by Advocates for Youth to provide clear information to adults about communicating with youth. The page contains a number of articles and interactive media on communicating with children about growth and development; relationships and sex; and substance abuse and sexual risk taking.

Stay Teen
http://www.stayteen.org/
This page developed by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy contains statistics, information, and tips for teens about pregnancy and relationships.

Talking with Boys about Sex
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=171&Itemid=206

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Ten Tips for Parents
http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/parents/ten_tips.aspx
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy has reviewed recent research about parental influences on children's sexual behavior and talked to many experts in the field, as well as to teens and parents themselves. Presented here as "ten tips," many of these lessons will seem familiar because they articulate what parents already know from experience - like the importance of maintaining strong, close relationships with children and teens, setting clear expectations for them, and communicating honestly and often with them about important matters.

10 Tips for Talking about the Facts of Life
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/storage/advfy/documents/tips.pdf

Ten Tips for Talking about Sexuality with Your Child Who Has Developmental Disabilities
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=172&Itemid=206

Tips for Talking with Sexually Active Teens about Contraception
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/storage/advfy/documents/contraception.pdf

Tips for Talking with your Children about Sexuality.
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
http://www.ppnne.org/site/PageServer?pagename=parents#tips

When Kids Ask Tough Questions about Sex
Advocates for Youth
http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=176&Itemid=206


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