Parent Follow-Up Letter to the “Speak About It” Presentation
Thank you for attending the parent presentation at Waynflete yesterday evening! It was really wonderful getting to speak with all of you both during and after the program. Thank you for your attention, sincerity, and thoughtful, challenging questions. I hope that the information I shared was helpful and that it will continue to serve you well over the months and years to come.
Our parent program is a fairly new venture here at Speak About It, and we would appreciate your feedback on how it went. Click here to take a brief survey and share your thoughts. It shouldn’t take more than five minutes, and you are welcome to share as much or as little as you like. Anything you have to contribute is valued and greatly appreciated!
As promised, I’d like to share some books and websites where you can get more information about the topics we discussed yesterday evening. Some are specifically geared toward parents, while others may also be useful for your children should you choose to share them. Also, here is a link to the PDF copy of the handout some of you received yesterday evening which reviews the topics we discussed.
- For Goodness Sex: Changing the Way We Talk to Teens About Sexuality, Values, and Healthby Al Vernacchio
- Sexploitation: Helping Kids Develop Healthy Sexuality in a Porn-Driven Worldby Cindy Pierce
- Talk to Me First: Everything You Need to Know to Become Your Kids’ “Go-To” Person about Sexby Deborah Roffman
- E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Progressive Sexuality Guide to Get You Through High School and Collegeby Heather Corinna (A new, updated edition will be released in July 2016)
- Challenging Casanova: Beyond the Stereotype of the Promiscuous Young Maleby Andrew Smiler, Ph.D.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Parent and Guardian Resources
- Advocates for Youth: Parents’ Sex Ed Center
- Planned Parenthood’s Guide to Talking to Kids about Sex and Sexuality
- Org: An excellent resource on healthy relationships, teen dating violence, and sexual assault for teens, parents, and educators.
- com: An engaging and comprehensive source of sexual health information geared toward teens and twenty-somethings.
- Go Ask Alice!: This project of Columbia University’s School of Public Health provides answers to questions asked by teens about a wide variety of topics, including sexual health.
Once again, I’d like to thank you for attending the program last night. If you have any remaining questions from the presentation, please feel free to either reply to this email or give me a call during normal business hours at the phone number listed at the bottom of this message. I’m more than happy to be a resource for you as you continue on your journey of raising sexually healthy kids!
My colleagues and I sincerely enjoyed our time visiting Waynflete. Thank you for welcoming us into your community, listening to what we had to say, and allowing us the true privilege of speaking with your children about these critically important issues.
P.S. Don’t forget to take the feedback survey! Here’s the link once more: http://goo.gl/forms/e4NZjFp1pY
Film Screening on Thursday, February 25: The Hunting Grounds. Click here for more information.