Resources on Sexuality

Sexuality Information and Education Council

SIECUS, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States, provides medically accurate information around sex, and sexually transmitted diseases. They also provide many guides to talking with children about these topics. Visit Website ->

Talk with your kids… before everyone else does…

This “Talking With Kids” website contains information for parents of youth ages 8-12 years old (although it could be helpful to any parent). It has ten detailed tips for parents, in English and Spanish, as well as specific topics including Sex, HIV/AIDS, Drugs, Alcohol, and Violence. Visit Website ->

Family Talks

This Web site, FamilyTalks.com, is dedicated to helping parents communicate with their children effectively about sex. Along with features on books and workshops by Dona Caine, the site also continually adds new resources to help parents learn to be “askable parents.” Visit Website ->

Books for Pre-teen-age Kids:

The Care and Keeping of YOU — American Girl Library

The Boys Body Book — Kelli Dunham

Books for patients with Down Syndrome and patients with intellectual disability:

The Girls Guide to Growing Up, 3rd grade reading level — Terri Couwenhoven

The Boys Guide to Growing Up, 3rd grade reading level — Terri Couwenhoven

Website Resources for Adolescents:

youngwomenshealth.org, administered by Children’s Hospital

youngmenshealthsite.org, administered by Children’s Hospital