Organizations Introduction Sexuality education is a lifelong process that begins at birth. Parents, family, peers, partners, schools, religion, and the media influence the messages people receive about sexuality at all stages of life. These messages can be conflicting, incomplete, and inaccurate. All people have the right to comprehensive sexuality education that addresses the biological, sociocultural, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of sexuality from the cognitive domain information ; the affective domain feelings, values, and attitudes ; and the behavioral domain communication and decision-making skills.
Parents are -- and ought to be -- their children's primary sexuality educators, but may need help and encouragement to fulfill this important role. Religious leaders, youth and community group leaders, and health and education professionals can complement and augment the sexuality education that takes place at home. Advertisement This bibliography on Sexuality Education in the Home is designed to provide parents and caregivers with resources they can use to talk to their children about sexuality and to prepare them for adult lives as sexually healthy people.
They are, however, available for use in the Mary S. For those interested in purchasing any of the following books, each annotation contains contact and price information not including shipping and handling.
This bibliography was compiled by Amy Levine, M. Most of the books listed in this bibliography contain positive messages about sexuality. Parents are encouraged to keep updated on these subjects and to review resources before using them. Parents or caregivers should supervise young teens using these features. Resources for Families All About Sex: It is intended to facilitate family communication, establish sexual values, and encourage responsible sexual behaviors.
Complete with over color photos, illustrations, and diagrams, this book presents comprehensive information on the entire life cycle. This book is intended for parents, teachers and young people. Written in question-and-answer format, it provides clear, comprehensive answers to questions young people ask. Box , Springfield, IL ; Phone: It is divided into six parts: A resource list and index are included.
Our Trans Children This pamphlet from the Transgender Special Outreach Network of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays PFLAG includes questions and answers about transgender issues, the similarities and differences between sexual orientation and gender identity, issues of transgendered youth, and the law. It also includes list of organizations with more information.
Written by parents, siblings, grandparents, and children discussing support as well as the obstacles that they encounter. The Underground Guide to Teenage Sexuality: Basso This is an easy-to-read handbook that answers teenagers' questions about health and sexuality. A glossary and index are included. Jill Murray This book is intended to help parents identify patterns of controlling, abusive behavior in dating relationships.
Using age-appropriate language, it offers sensible advice to help children understand the virus and subsequent diseases. Parents can use these booklets to help them communicate with their children about sexuality. These informative guidebooks discuss child development, puberty, contraception, sexual abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases.
It addresses values, developmental stages, sexual behavior, and resources. It is also available in Spanish. Flight of the Stork: Bernstein This book explores children's understanding of sex and reproduction, as well as their awareness of other forms of family building, namely, adoption and assisted reproductive technology. It translates basic research findings into relevant, and practical information for parents and professionals.
The author's suggestions should prove invaluable to parents who are searching for ways to help their children understand the complexities of human sexuality and family building. From Diapers to Dating: This book is filled with practical advice and guidelines to help parents feel more comfortable talking to children and early adolescents about sexuality issues.
Incorporating value exercises, it encourages parents to examine their own sexual values so that they can share these messages with their children. From Dating to Diplomas: More Speaking of Sex: This book provides practical, age-appropriate suggestions for parents and caregivers to discuss sexuality issues with their children.
Divided into three sections, it outlines issues that are basic to many teen experiences. Parents of Lesbian and Gay Teens. Nuestras Hijas y Nuestros Hijos: It is also available in English. It addresses disclosure, expectations and dreams for your children, myths and fears, questions and concerns.
This book provides practical information for parents to discuss sexuality issues with their children. Written clearly and directly, it encourages parents to communicate with their children about sexuality. The Thinking Parent's Guide to Talking Sense About Sex Deborah Roffman This book for parents is intended to inspire honest communication about sexuality between them and their children. Chapters include "Age Appropriateness: Prendergast This book is intended for parents, teachers, and counselors as a guide to prevent sexual abuse of children and adolescents.
It includes information on the makeup of the victimizer, the needs and reasoning of children and adolescents, and the mistakes that parents, teachers, religious leaders, and even counselors make.
A parents' checklist, glossary, and index are included. Box , Herndon, VA ; Phone: An appropriate book for both parents and teachers, the book is especially helpful in answering questions and focusing discussions. Box , Florence, KY ; Phone: Your Sons and Daughters With Intellectual Disabilities Karin Melberg Schwier and Dave Hingsburger This book provides information to parents and caregivers on interacting with their children-no matter what their age or ability-in a way that increases their self esteem, encourages appropriate behavior, empowers them to recognize and respond to abuse, and enables them to develop lifelong relationships.
Throughout the book, parents share the joys and challenges of raising a child with an intellectual disability as they offer advice and practical strategies. Individuals with disabilities share information about what is important to them. Box , Baltimore, MD ; Phone: Ten Things Teens Want Parents to Know About Teen Pregnancy This pamphlet provides tips for parents about how to help teens avoid pregnancy based upon teens responses to the question "If you could give your parents and other important adults advice about how to help you and your friends avoid pregnancy, what would it be?
A Spanish version is available. Dumas This booklet offers tips and techniques for talking with children about important issues. A Guide for Parents and Other Caregivers Judy Cyprian This manual, intended for foster parents but can be used by parents and other caregivers.
Offering guidelines and suggestions it presents basics sexuality information by developmental age. A glossary, referrals, resources are included. Developed to help parents and children talk about sexuality and building character it offers advice to parents on how to begin and what to say.
Topics include safety, character, peer pressure, ethics, the Internet, and the media. Each chapter provides ways for parents to clarify their values and family rules about specific sexuality issues, anecdotes to share with children to foster communication, questions to ask your child, opportunity to reflect on responses and identify potential problems, and sample talks. Ten Tips for Parents: To Help Their Children Avoid Teen Pregnancy This pamphlet provides tips for parents and other adults who want to help children avoid teen pregnancy.
A resource list is included. This book addresses healthy and unhealthy sexual behaviors of children and adolescents from birth to 12 years of age. It provides parents, caregivers and professionals with information to help identify, understand and respond appropriately to these behaviors.
Venus in Blue Jeans: This book emphasizes the importance of a mother's role in sexuality education. Using personal stories and the voices of other mothers, Bartle encourages mothers to empower their daughters to think of sexuality as a natural and healthy part of adolescence. Box , Wilmington, MA ; Phone: When Sex Is the Subject: Wilson, MSW Written for teachers and parents, this book addresses questions of children 10 years old and younger.
The psychosocial development and learning process of children is discussed. Guidelines are provided for accurate and comfortable responses.
It will help parents initiate and guide matter-of-fact, accurate discussions about sexual anatomy with their young children. The main character is a young boy who talks about his Daddy and his Daddy's roommate Frank. He mentions all the fun activities they do together including going to the beach and the zoo. It concludes with the statement "being gay is just one more kind of love. And love is the best kind of happiness. It explains everything from conception to birth.
Illustrated with multicultural charcoal drawings, this book fosters communication between parents and children by the sharing values and ideas. It is written in simple language and supplemented with charcoal illustrations, emphasizes that each family is special and love is what is important. How You Were Born? Using colorful photographs, it can be read to children or pictures can be discussed.
An important note to parents is included. How Was I Born? Lennart Nilsson and Lena Katarina Swanberg This book uses color photographs to illustrate the miracle of birth.
It provides a story for younger children as well as more detailed information for older children. Harris, Illustrated by Michael Emberley Intended for children ages 7 to 12, this book provides accurate information about sexuality is presented in a reader-friendly style.