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Talking to your Child

January 15, 2016 5:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Communication Between Adults and Youth

Parenting Teens Online
The information resource for parents of teenagers – parenting tips and advice for teen problems and everyday life.

Parenting Teens Online - www.parentingteensonline.com

Talking with Kids
These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough topics.

Talking with Kids - www.talkingwithkids.org

Words Can Work
Helps young people, families and communities talk about the challenges kids face growing up.

Words Can Work - www.wordscanwork.com

Positive Parenting
Dedicated to providing resources and information to help make parenting more rewarding, effective and fun.

Positive Parenting - www.positiveparenting.com

Tandem Journey
Helping parents with the tremendously difficult job of raising teens in a world that seems at times to be out of control.

Talking with your Child about … Alcohol and Drugs

Tandem Journey - www.tandemjourney.org

VCBH – Ventura County Limits
Your Ventura County resource for responsible policies and practices. Contains extensive information for adults and young people about impaired driving, alcohol and drug abuse.Access the list of helpful resources to get more information and assistance about DUI, youth and adult services, and other prevention/intervention services.

VCBH and Ventura County Limits

Engage Treatment Programs
Engage Treatment Programs supports local teens and young adults in the community struggling with managing the symptoms of anxiety, depression, or another mood disorder.

Engage Treatment Programs

Community Counseling Services
A community service of California Lutheran University. Providing affordable bilingual counseling to adults, teens, children, couples, families, and groups. Locations in Westlake Village and Oxnard.

Community Counseling Services - CLU

NIAAA – National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Useful resources for the general public. Brochures and fact sheets, key facts and statistics, and more

NIAAA - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
A nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction. Free e-books, fact sheets, guides and more.

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

SAMHSA – Building Blocks for a Healthy Future
Building Blocks for a Healthy Future is SAMHSA’s website where parents, caregivers, and educators can find great tips and tools that help children make healthy decisions as they grow up.

SAMHSA - Building Blocks for a Healthy Future

Too Smart to Start – for Families, Educators and Community Leaders
Use the resources on this site to help young people be too smart to start.

SAMHSA - Too Smart to Start

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Strengthening the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.


Parents360 Rx
The Parents360 Rx Action Toolkit can be used by professionals from law enforcement, prevention and treatment, as well as by any concerned adults who want to share information about medicine abuse with their friends, family, neighbors and organizations to which they belong.

Parents360 Rx

Alcohol Justice
Promoting evidence-based public health policies and organize campaigns with diverse communities and youth against the alcohol industry’s harmful practices.


FACE – Resources, Training & Action on Alcohol Issues
FACE is no longer operational; however their website maintains a free download list of resources, strategies and materials, including PDFs of over 40 poster concepts, youth focused materials, policy initiatives, community organizing options, case studies, logos, surveys, films, handouts and ideas.

Talking with your Child about … Sexual Behavior and Health

FACE - www.faceproject.org

4 Parents

You can help your son or daughter make healthy choices about sex. 4parents.gov can help you talk to your child, pre-teen, or teen early and often about healthy relationships, waiting to have sex, what happens as he or she grows, and other important topics.


SIECUS – Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
Providing education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.

SIECUS - www.familiesaretalking.org

Parents Sex Ed Center
This section of Advocates for Youth’s web site contains all of the information and resources you need to begin talking with your children about sex.

Parents Sex Ed Center - www.advocatesforyouth.org/parents

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Seeking to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - www.thenationalcampaign.org

Sex Ed Mom
Advice, live monthly chats, teaching tips, and video clips for parents.

Sex Ed Mom - www.sexedmom

Planned Parenthood
Delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

Planned Parenthood - www.plannedparenthood.org