LATEST RESEARCH

Adolescent sexual health is a fast-moving field. There's always more to learn! But when we, as parents/guardians increase our knowledge, we can provide even more valuable guidance to the youth we love. Below you'll find some of the latest research in the field. 

ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

Are Adolescents Really Risk Takers?

Between the (Gender) Lines: The Science of Transgender Identity

Building a Foundation for Sexual Health is a K-12 Endeavor

Sexuality Education for Children and Adolescents

The Role of Puberty in the Developing Adolescent Brain

BODY IMAGE

National Eating Disorder Association

National Eating Disorder Educator Tool Kit

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS & INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey

Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization

The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment

MEDIA LITERACY

Influence of New Media on Adolescent Sexual Health: Evidence and Opportunities

MORE INFORMATION

Various adolescent health studies from Healthy Teen Network

PODCASTS

Richard Weissbourd on NPR's Fresh Air, The Well-Meaning, Bad Parent

Richard Weissbourd on WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, Eight Forty-Eight, Parents Need to Guide Kids' Moral Sensibility

Richard Weissbourd on WHYY Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, The Parents We Mean to Be

NPR: Parents Join Schools in Starting a Dialogue Early on Sexual Assault 

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS

CDC Fact Sheet: Information for Teens and Young Adults

CDC Fact Sheets: Sexually Transmitted Infections

CDC Sexually Transmitted Infections Surveillance Report 2015

CDC Fact Sheet: What Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men Need to Know About Sexually Transmitted Diseases

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING

Educators Social Emotional Skills Vital to Learning (subscription required)

Making School a Calmer Place to Learn

Moral adults: Moral children

Promoting Moral Development in Schools

Raising Caring, Respectful, and Courageous Children

SEL: The History of a Research-Practice Partnership

Social Emotional Learning in Schools: From Programs to Strategies

TEEN PREGNANCY

Planned Parenthood, Fact Sheets & Reports

Preventing Teen Pregnancy Among Older Teens

Talking the Talk: Creating a Communications Strategy: A Guide for Community-Wide Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiatives

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ research on adolescent development

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