Resources from Teen Decision

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  3. Parent Workshop Booklet 2016

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Look under Diseases and Conditions and then Sexually Transmitted Diseases to find out about the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Forty years ago, there were only 2 known STDs. Today there are over 25. Know what your teenager is facing!

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a great place to become educated about youth culture and stay up-to-date on the issues facing your teen.  It is written from a faith-based perspective at times, but has much useful information for all parents.


  • How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk by John Van Epp
  • Unprotected by Miriam Grossman, M.D. (An eye-opening look at some of today’s most controversial issues and how political correctness is hurting our youth. Also a quick, easy read.)
  • Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
  • Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher (A psychologist’s look into the minds of adolescent females, and the problems she found with how we raise our daughters to be people-pleasers.)
  • So Sexy, So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhoood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids by Diane Levin
  • The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us About Our Kids by Barbara Strauch
  • Hooked: New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children by M.D. Joe McIlhaney Jr. and M.D. Fred McKissic
  • Fighting Back: How to Promote Abstinence in a Sex-saturated World by Keith Deltano
  • How to Talk to Your Child About Sex by Linda and Richard Eyre (A comprehensive, non-religious guide to conversations that can take place at EVERY age, birth through high school, to help shape a healthy understanding of sex.)
  • Questions Kids Ask About Sex by Medical Institute for Sexual Health (Answers them all, and includes helpful tips for developing character in your child.)
    National Guideline for Character and Sexuality Education by Medical Institute for Sexual Health
  • SexSmart: 501 Reasons to Hold Off on Sex by Susan Browning Pogany
  • Too Close Too Soon by Dr. Jim Talley and Dr. Bobbie Reed
  • What’s the Big Deal About Sex? by Jim Burgen