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Parents Matter! Program

Parents Matter! Program

Parents Matter! is an evidence-based prevention program for parents of pre-teens. This community-level family prevention program is designed to enhance protective parenting practices and promote parent-child discussions about sexuality and sexual risk reduction.

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The program is designed to help parents overcome these common parent-child communication barriers and enhance parenting skills:

Barriers to communication
  • Parents are uninformed about how to discuss sexual issues
  • Parents are uncomfortable or embarrassed to talk with their teens about sex
  • Parents lack the confidence and skills to discuss sexual matters
Parenting Skills
  • Parental Monitoring
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • General Communication

Parents Matter! Program Description

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Parents Matter

Parents need knowledge, comfort, skills, and confidence to talk with their children about sexuality and sexual risk reduction.

Parents Matter! Program Description

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