Number of unique resources found: 51
Description: Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies which help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. We provide information, training, and advocacy to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, and the media in the U.S. and internationally.
Author: Russell, Stephen (3 more by this author)
Description: Through a listserve, website, and conference participation, BAPPS disseminates research, resources, curriculum development and evaluation tools in order to assist individual, community, and state leaders in the areas of adolescent pregnancy, parenting and sexuality (APPS).
Description: The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network is the leading national organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools. GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
Description: The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS) is a national, nonprofit organization which affirms that sexuality is a natural and healthy part of living. SIECUS develops, collects, and disseminates information, promotes comprehensive education about sexuality, and advocates the right of individuals to make responsible sexual choices.
Author: Hoffman, Karen
Description: Literature review, bibliographies, measures and resources on adolescent sexuality.
Description: This website is designed to help parents talk to their 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.
Description: A series of questions and answers about sexual orientation and homosexuality.
Description: This site contains discussion questions and answers for gay, lesbian and bisexual youth, with resources for further information.
Author: Earls, Meg
Description: Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth face tremendous difficulties in a society where heterosexuality often seems the only acceptable orientation, and homosexuality is regarded as deviant. Research shows that homophobia and heterosexism greatly contribute to GLBTQ youth's high rates of attempted and completed suicide, violence victimization, substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, and HIV-associated risky behaviors. In recent years, some programs offer GLBTQ youth the skills and support they need to develop into healthy adults.
Description: A collection of Questions & Answers for youth about relationship topics such finding a partner, relating, moving on, gay/lesbian/bisexual/questioning, nonconsensual relationships, talking with parents, friendships, and roommates.
Description: This brochure written by transgender youth answers questions youth may have about being transgender.
Description: Preguntas y respuestas para padres de gays, lesbianas y bisexuals (en espanol)
Description: This fact sheet provides answers to commonly asked questions that parents of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children have.
Description: Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends
through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is
healthy and respectful of human diversity.
Description: Sex, Etc. is a sexuality and health online newsletter written by youth for youth and produced by the Network for Family Life Educators. NOTE: After a thorough review, the CYFERnet Youth Editorial Board found that this site sponsored by Rutgers University meets the criteria for inclusion and has been reinstated as a link on CYFERnet.
Description: This website is the home page for the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS), a non-profit organization that develops, collects and disseminates information and advocates for responsible sexual choices. The site provides resources and links for a wide variety of audiences on numerous sexuality issues.
Author: Moore, Mignon
Description: William Julius Wilson’s model of adult joblessness, community disorganization and their effects on youth problem behaviour de-emphasizes the range in children’s outcomes across socially disorganized communities, and says little about the factors that influence this variation. It also does not address the processes by which family structure and relationships affect the wellbeing of African-American and poor youth. My work is part of a larger research agenda that has begun to address these issues by focusing on the differential rates of sexual activity among youth living in disadvantaged environments, and developing models to explain this variation. This work suggests that units of socially cohesive, stable adults exist among the social networks of successful children and families in poor neighbourhoods. It also points to the existence and functioning of alternative two-parent family structures and offers hypotheses for how family environment interacts with neighbourhood context to influence youth behaviour.
Author: Bower, Don (15 more by this author)
Description: This article contains guidance for parents about teaching their sons about sexuality.
Description: This webinar will discuss findings from GLSEN's forthcoming report on the experiences of LGBT rural students. We will highlight findings related to rural students' experiences with biased remarks and bullying, and their access to LGBT-related resources. We will also examine differences in rural students' experiences compared to suburban and urban students, and how the benefits of resources may differ by area of the country. Finally, we will recommend strategies for educators and advocates of LGBT youth to address the needs of rural LGBT youth specifically.
Description: A web site for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth including information, links, chat rooms, and other resources.
Author: Phelps, Lisa (1 more by this author)
Description: Finding ways to feel safe in an unsafe world can be one of the biggest challenges for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth. It is important that professionals and individuals working with young people understand their unique needs. This workshop will help educate people about terminology, sexual identity development models, strategies for talking with children, resources, and what educators can do to create safer spaces.
Description: How welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth are your facilities, handouts, reading materials and speech? A new checklist from the National Center for Cultural Competence, at Georgetown University, can help you measure how LGBTQ-friendly your organization or program's staff and services are.
Description: Researchers asked youth workers what might keep lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth from getting social services--and how those barriers can be overcome.
Description: A new checklist from the National Center for Cultural Competence, at Georgetown University, can help you measure how LGBTQ-friendly your organization or program's staff and services are.
Description: This toolkit provides tips and strategies for youth professionals to create safe space for GLBTQ youth within an program/organization along with lesson plans to build allies for GLBTQ youth among the program participants.
Author: Phelps, Lisa (1 more by this author); Judith A. Graham
Description: This publication focuses on what educators can do to create safe learning spaces for all youth. It provides an overview of the developmental model for sexual identity, links to resources and definitions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Description: A national task force dedicated to suicide prevention among LGBT youth will be part of the new National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
Description: A fact sheet for parents about youth and homosexuality.
Author: Jucovy, Linda (2 more by this author)
Description: It is estimated that up to 10 percent of the U.S. population is lesbian or gay. Thus, one can assume that some of the teenagers being served by mentoring programs are members of this sizeable minority group. Understanding the issues these young people face can help programs create an environment where gay and lesbian youth benefit from the adult caring and support that is at the heart of mentoring. This technical assistance packet, written by P/PV and published by the National Mentoring Center at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, describes the significant obstacles confronting lesbian and gay youth. It also suggests initial steps and mentor training that programs can implement to make gay and lesbian youth feel safe and welcome.
Description: This page on the Advocates for Youth website provides a comprehensive list of resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth.
Description: This site from Safe School Coalition provides definitions of GLBTQ terms as well as links to resources about working with GLBTQ youth.
Description: This issue of The Exchange takes a look at how family- and youth-serving organizations serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth.
Description: A collection of information and resources about issues facing sexual minority adolescents.
Author: Carroll, Jannell
Description: This blog is designed to maximize students’ engagement by tying together textbook readings, classroom discussions, and current events related to sexuality.
Author: Doering, Shirley
Description: A fact sheet for parents about how to talk to teens about sex.
Author: Ahlin, Tracy; Laurie Meschke
Description: Information for parents about three topics related to teenage dating: when are teens ready to date, sexual activity, and dating that becomes hurtful.
Author: Maurer, Lisa
Description: A list of tips for parents of a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender youth (GLBT)
Description: This digital information and resource kit equips prevention professionals, healthcare providers, and educators with information on current health issues among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations. Includes an overview of terms related to gender identity and sexual expression.
Description: Conceived to equip members of Advocates' Youth Activist Network (YAN) with all the information they need to be effective, knowledgeable activists, YAN 101 is a series of interactive online education modules on topics in adolescent reproductive and sexual health. Young people ages 13-24 who take all the modules and pass the final test will become Certified YAN 101 Activists.
Description: This article discusses the importance of romantic relationships to youth, including the benefits of healthy relationships, the risks romantic relationships may pose, and the need for adults to support young people in developing healthy relationships.
Description: In this narrated presentation, Jane L. Powers, director of ACT for Youth Center of Excellence, guides the listener through the major themes and points generated at the symposium. (32 minutes)
Author: Lindberg, Laura; Isaac Maddow-Zimet
Description: This Guttmacher Institute study analyzes data from men and women aged 15-24 who participated in the 2006-2008 National Survey of Family Growth. Respondents who had received instruction on both abstinence and birth control were older at first sex than their peers who had received no formal instruction and were more likely to have used contraceptives at first sex; they also had healthier partnerships. Those who had received only abstinence instruction were more likely to have delayed first intercourse than were those who had had no sex education, but abstinence instruction was not associated with any of the other protective behaviors at first sex. The study found no relationship between sex education and current sexual behaviors, suggesting the need for ongoing education after the onset of sexual activity.
Description: This report discusses survey results in which 12th grade girls provide insights about everything from advice to younger girls, to their regrets, to what they really think about sex and relationships.
Description: This report summarizes a survey of more than 10,000 LGBT-identified youth ages 13-17, highlighting the challenges faced by and resiliency of this population.
Description: This issue of Research Facts and Findings introduces current research and theory on transgender identity formation.
Description: This article provides an introduction to the pressures transgender youth face each day, and suggests ways to create environments that encourage resilience for trans youth.
Description: "This paper highlights the higher risk of suicidal behavior among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth. This higher risk may well extend to transgender (T) youth. Additionally, the paper provides recommendations to reduce this risk by addressing stigma and prejudice at the institutional and individual level; by forming partnerships across youth-serving, suicide prevention, and LGBT youth agencies; by building on recent advances in research; and by responding to the issues of LGBT youth."
Author: Futris, Ted (2 more by this author); Bobbee Seldin, University of Georgia
Description: The purpose of this study was to understand the extent and nature of parent-adolescent communication regarding sex and relationships and the factors influencing those patterns. Specifically, we examined (a) how often parents and adolescents communicate about sex and relationships; (b) the topics discussed during these c) the quality of the communications; and (d) the factors that facilitate or hinder these communications.
Description: This report describes some of the new media and communication technologies that have become popular in recent years, together with case examples demonstrating how these technologies are being used for sexual and reproductive health.
Author: Pike, Lynn (4 more by this author)
Description: A journal article originally published in Family Relations, vol. 48, no. 3, 1999 about a study of adolescents' reasons for abstinence.
Author: Scott, Mindy; Jennifer Manlove; Carol Cui; Erin Schelar
Description: Despite the recent increases in nonmarital childbearing and cohabitation, most young adults in the U.S. have positive views of marriage and wish to marry someday, according to this Child Trends brief.