Links

  • After Abortion A source of information on the aftereffects of abortion and post-abortion healing: research, testimonies, articles, and resources.
  • A & M Partnership (Illinois, USA) Aspire, a public school curriculum for Grades 9-12; Excel, a Christian Bible study on purity for Grades 9-12; Quest and A C Green’s Game Plan for middle school students in public or private schools; Navigator, for Grades 9-12 in high schools.
  • Ascend is a certification program, offering certification in the Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) educational approach.
  • Best Friends (Washington, DC, USA) Best Girls is a school-based character building curriculum for girls in Grades 6 to12, with intensive peer support and long-term adult involvement. Best Men is a school-based youth development program for boys in Grades 5 to 8.
  • Creating Positive Relationships (Indiana, USA) An interactive program for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. There is also a CPR “Plus” curriculum, a biblical approach to sexuality for use in parochial schools and youth group settings.
  • Friends First (Colorado, USA) The STARS Mentoring Program provides long-term follow-up and peer role-models for abstinence. The STARS curriculum includes a Leader’s Guide, a Mentor Guide, an 11 lesson curriculum for 6th to 8th graders, and a magazine for 6th to 12th graders.
  • Heritage Community Services • Provides resources to saturate whole communities with effective resources to help young people develop good character, abstain from risky behaviors, and prepare for marriage and family life.
  • Human Life Alliance (HLA) A non-profit, non-denominational, pro-life organization dedicated to protecting human life from the moment of conception until natural death by providing high quality pro-life educational resources.
  • Sex Respect A curriculum for ages 13-15, including three textbooks, a student workbook, a parents’ guidebook, and a teachers’ manual, along with an AIDS supplement. Love and Life is a Catholic/Christian version of the curriculum.
  • The Parenting Place (New Zealand) Lesson plans for teaching attitude, sexuality, drug education, and Haurora, with four accompanying booklets: Attitude, Sex with Attitude, Hardwired (drug education), and Hauora.
  • True Love Waits An international campaign that challenges teenagers and college students to remain sexually abstinent until marriage. Resources include Bible studies on dating, abstinence, and overall purity; a contemporary musical; and annual events.
  • WAIT Training (Colorado, USA) Basic training, a curriculum for 4th to 6th graders; Training for WAITing, a curriculum for churches, Christian schools, and home schools; It’s All about M.E. (Marriage Education).
  • Wellness & Sexual Health brings together medical professionals, social workers, teachers and the community at large to promote abstinence until marriage education.
  • "Sit With Us" is an app to help students find a welcoming group in their school lunch room or to become “ambassadors,” inviting others to join them. Students who sit with a friendly group are less likely to be targets for bullying.
  • Love and Fidelity Network The Love and Fidelity Network equips college students to uphold the institution of marriage, the special role of the family, and sexual integrity on their campuses. Its goal is to develop articulate and effective advocates for marriage and family.
  • True Love Revolution The web site of a non-sectarian student-run organization at Harvard College dedicated to the promotion of premarital sexual abstinence and chastity as a positive alternative for ethical and health reasons.
  • Search Institute Search Institute provides leadership and resources to help educators and parents create healthy communities for every young person. Their 40 Developmental Assets are values, experiences, relationships, and qualities that help a young person to succeed.
  • ReThink is a non-intrusive technology solution to stop cyberbullying at the source by asking teens to change their minds before posting an offensive message on social media.
  • Stop Bullying A United States federal government website offering help in preventing and responding to cyberbullying, including how to talk to children about bullying and how to support children involved.
  • Stop Cyberbullying A cyberbullying prevention program. Specially trained young volunteers design and deliver community programs to help their peers address cyberbullying.
  • Trisha Prabhu, developer of “ReThink,” on TEDx Teen.
  • True Recovery Tips for talking with children and teenagers about drug and alcohol abuse. Includes links to 12 other web sites providing a wealth of information.
  • Outpost Ministries For young men struggling with same-sex attractions or other sexual and relational issues. Devoted to the strengthening the masculine spirit, soul, and body through understanding of the love of God, how God heals the inner person, and biblical gender.
  • Family Online Safety Institute An international, nonprofit organization providing the latest online safety information for parents and children (English and Spanish).
  • Kids' Rules for Online Safety Ten rules for younger children and pre-teens.
  • Social Networking Safety Tips for parents: basic terminology, dangers, simple steps to increase safety.
  • The Essential Teen Internet Safety Guide Tips, techniques, and advice to keep your teen safe on the Internet.
  • Wired Safety A worldwide organization providing one-to-one help, extensive information, and education on Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy, responsible use and security issues. It is led and run by volunteers, and offers free online help.
  • The Medical Institute for Sexual Health The Medical Institute for Sexual Health identifies and evaluates medical and scientific information on sexual health. Membership on the website is free, and members have free online access to videos and Power Point presentations.
  • Parent Further A parenting web site built on a foundation of Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets® (see link below).
  • Protect Young Minds How to prepare your children to protect themselves from pornography, help them heal from exposure to porn, and educate your community about porn’s harmful effects.
  • The Parenting Place, New Zealand Workshops, events, and seminars.
  • Pure Freedom Pure Freedom provides leader’s guides to help adults to encourage 8 to 12-year-old girls to dress modestly and pursue vibrant lives of purity as a foundation for building an emotionally healthy girl who stands free from the norms of an at-risk culture.
  • Secret Keeper Secret Keeper is an interactive web site for 8 to 12-year-old girls and their mothers
  • Holding Esther is a 7-episode audio drama about two orphaned and sexually abused girls, Esther and Sarah, and how caregivers can be equipped to bring hope and healing to such vulnerable children.
  • "Sit With Us" is an app to help students find a welcoming group in their school lunch room or to become “ambassadors,” inviting others to join them. Sitting with a group prevents kids from being considered social outcasts by their peers.
  • Attitude The youth education division of Parents Inc. (New Zealand). Help and advice for teenagers in making life-enhancing choices in all areas of their lives, including sexuality.
  • Family and Youth Concern Information on trends and research in family issues, including teen sexuality and sex education, not only in the United Kingdom but in the United States and Canada as well.
  • The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding Information, resources and analysis on today’s youth culture, including those that contribute to teens becoming sexually active. Practical helps for parents, youth workers, and educators in equipping teens to deal with this and other challenges.
Disclaimer:

This collection of website resources is intended to provide you with some excellent information so you can teach teens effectively.

Please understand that these resources are for suggested review and I do not necessarily endorse all the information contained within and that sites change beyond my control. Please use wisdom with respect to how you implement these in your situation.

Regarding Curriculum

All things being equal, when choosing a curriculum in the United States it makes most sense to choose a program in your state because it will meet the requirements of your state Department of Education and because training for teachers will be more easily accessible. Therefore, the state in which the central office is located is given for each curriculum. Some of the curricula are available in other languages, particularly Spanish.

Disclaimer:

This collection of website resources is intended to provide you with some excellent information so you can teach teens effectively.

Please understand that these resources are for suggested review and I do not necessarily endorse all the information contained within and that sites change beyond my control. Please use wisdom with respect to how you implement these in your situation.

Regarding Curriculum

All things being equal, when choosing a curriculum in the United States it makes most sense to choose a program in your state because it will meet the requirements of your state Department of Education and because training for teachers will be more easily accessible. Therefore, the state in which the central office is located is given for each curriculum. Some of the curricula are available in other languages, particularly Spanish.