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The good news is that a high percentage of young people want guidance.
— "The Talk," A Making Caring Common Project, from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education

TIPS FOR PARENTS

When parents feel knowledgeable about sexual health, they can feel even more confident being a resource to their children. Here are a few websites to get you started.

FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH & THEIR FAMILIES

Family Acceptance Project
Research to promote the health of LGBTQ+ youth & families

Gender Spectrum
Support for a variety of topic areas related to supporting LGBTQ+ youth

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Promoting the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons and their families through support, education, and adovcacy.

PORNOGRAPHY & TECHNOLOGY

Navigating Porn Addiction: A Guide for Parents
Helping parents understand the warning signs of an unhealthy relationship to pornography.

Essential Access Health
Five points parents should understand about teen porn use.

The great porn experiment by Gary Wilson- TEDxGlasgow
Gary Wilson explores whether our brains evolved to handle the hyper-stimulation of today's Internet enticements, and discusses the implications of heavy internet use and ways to reverse unhealthy behaviors.

PREGNANCY & ABORTION INFORMATION

All Options (formerly Backline) 
Free, confidential, and supportive space for people to talk about experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption.

Exhale
Abortion support and counseling services

Planned Parenthood
Gain knowledge around family planning, sexually transmitted infections, abortion options and more.

STARTING THE CONVERSATION

Ch1ldren Now
How to address topics from sexual safety to sickness and death.

How to Talk to Your Kids about Sexual Health
American Sexual Health Associate (ASHA) offers parents tips to gain comfort in discussing sexual health with youth.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation Teen Health
Palo Alto Medical Foundation provides information for parents of youth who are pre-pubescent to young adults.

Planned Parenthood
Age-Specific Information for talking with youth

Planned Parenthood
Tips on how to begin (or continue) talking with your child and why it’s important.

Talkwithyourkids.org
Tips for talking with kids of all ages about a variety of health topics.

STAYING SAFE

Connect Safely
Tips, safety advice, articles, news, analysis, video and other resources to promote safe, effective use of connected technology. For parents, teens, educators, advocates.
 
San Mateo County Child Protective Services 
A 24-hour service provided on behalf of children in San Mateo County who are newborn to age 18 and alleged to be the victims of child abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) 
Free and confidential services provided to victims and survivors of domestic/dating violence and abuse in San Mateo County.

RAINN
Information on sexual violence and combating it.

Rape Trauma Services
Information on sexual abuse and stopping cycles of violence in unhealthy relationships.