Amy has done a fantastic public service with this book.
I highly recommend it for anyone with teenagers and even single grown-ups. Ages 2-12 You need to talk to your kids about sex, but have no idea where to start. This book will provide years of answers to just about any question your kids may have.
Twenty percent of women between the ages of 11 and 17 have reported being raped, assaulted, or stalked by a romantic partner and fourteen percent of men between the ages of 11 and 17 have reported being raped, assaulted, or stalked by a romantic partner.
These numbers were reported in a survey separate from the one above, so considered separately and considered together, those numbers are frightening.
The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.
All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable.
Starting a conversation about this topic can be difficult, but I think it’s one that’s important to keep aware of and know the statistics about because it should be informative in working with teens.
Whether you’re an educator or a librarian or teen advocate in some capacity (which includes writers for teens, readers who appreciate YA fiction, bloggers, and so forth), being ignorant of what teens experience or are familiar with because of their peers’ experiences can be more harmful than helpful.Spending a few short hours working through the engaging exercises and questions is an easy investment to make for years of open, comfortable, and give-and-take conversations.By clarifying your values and beliefs about sex, you will develop the foundation you need to tackle this tough and vitally important part of parenting.Hidden Lake is home to an incredible Catholic community, gorgeous views, welcoming meeting spaces and so much more.Dedicated to leading teens closer to Christ, we hope you'll be welcomed home to Hidden Lake soon.However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.