Frequently Asked Questions for Youth Workers & Parents/Caregivers

1. Where can I go to find tips on talking to teens about sexual health and healthy relationships?

These websites have great tips on starting and keeping the conversations going:

Advocates for Youth: Getting Started, Helping Parents and Children Talk

The Office for Adolescent Health: Talking with Teens, Teens and Parents Talking

2. Where can I find information for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) Youth?  There are many resources for youth that have questions about sexual orientation, visit the CDC site for help.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health 

3. When is the right time to start talking to youth about sex and relationships? As soon as possible!  Helping youth to become sexually healthy adults begins long before they engage in sex.  These websites can help.

Advocates for Youth: Are Parents and Teens Talking about Sex? 

The National Campaign: How to Talk to Teen about Sex

4. What trainings and workshops do you offer on health related issues? HCET has a variety of trainings/workshops available or we can design training/workshop(s) based on your needs.  See our learning opportunities page or contact us.

5. Where can I find resources on teen dating violence? Ensuring that youth understand healthy relationships is important, this fact sheet entitled Understanding Teen Dating Violence provides reliable information.

Or this site offers tips as well: CDC Violence Protection Page

6. What do I need to know about bullying and talking to youth? There are several different types of bullying, visit http://www.stopbullying.gov/ or  http://bullyingfacts.info/  for more information.