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Tag Archives: healthy sexuality

Talking to your children about sex can help prevent sexual abuse because they will be better equipped to understand setting boundaries and respecting those boundaries in themselves and others. Researchers say that conversations about sexuality also lead to less risky sexual behavior, should teenagers choose to engage in sex. The following information is from the “Take […]

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Written by: Esmé Rodríguez, MA, PhD; School Equity Director, OutFront MN Click here to download this information in a PDF. Who You Are Attracted To Sexual Attraction An affinity for someone that evokes the want to engage in physically intimate behavior (e.g., kissing, touching, sex), experienced in varying degrees (from little-to-none, to intense). Often conflated with romantic […]

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When parents talk to their children in a supportive and respectful manner, young people are more likely to develop positive, healthy attitudes about themselves. This is also true about sex. Some parents worry it may be too late to talk about healthy sexuality with their children; others worry it may be too early. The truth […]

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In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the National Latin@ Network of Casa de Esperanza has put together a series of tips and information taken from the DECIMOS NO MAS Campaign website, to help organizations raise awareness around how parents can talk with their children about healthy sexuality and healthy relationships. This information is […]

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By:  Alexis Guzman, Rachel Bring, Karen Soren  Columbia University Medical Center Alcohol consumption can have significant effects on brain function, which can diminish our ability to communicate with and understand others, make us unable to respond to threats in our environment, and can occasionally lead to aggressive behavior. These factors may play a role in […]

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1. Start Early If you haven’t had conversations with your children, it’s OK! They still need accurate information, guidance, and support, so there are always opportunities to open a conversation with your children at any age about healthy sexuality. Affirm that the body is a good and special thing, but keep the conversation age-appropriate. 2. […]

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From the DECIMOS NO MÁS campaign Be patient Sometimes it can take a while for children to ask their question or tell a story. This may be because they’re still young or because they find it difficult asking you about a sensitive subject. Try to resist the temptation to tell them to get to the […]

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By: Patricia Celis, Bilingual Content Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network is proud to announce the launch of the redesigned DECIMOS NO MÁS website, an online resource available in English and Spanish that provides parents and adults with tools to help them have conversations with children and youth […]

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Throughout Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month this February, our advice has been to talk with the young people in your lives about healthy relationships. But what do those conversations actually look like? Latin@ youth today are growing up in a world very different from the one that their parents and mentors grew up in.

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Whether with friends, at work, in families, or in intimate relationships, healthy relationships are based on mutual respect, trust, honesty, support, fairness, equality, separate identities, and good communication. Here are some tips for talking with your children about how to cultivate healthy relationships in their lives. Teach assertiveness, not aggressiveness. Teach your children to make […]

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