We spend so much time as parents trying to protect kids from outside harm that we sometimes forget the importance of teaching kids the skills they need for healthy sexual development and behavior. No parent or caregiver wants to believe their child is capable of causing harm. Children and youth with sexual behavior problems need compassion and services; and parents and caregivers need help to reduce the silence, stigma, and isolation families can experience.
Leading the way on this important conversation was NEARI Press & Training Center – which unfortunately closed their doors on October 1. As a RALIANCE impact grantee, NEARI undertook an important project to create and archive resources that empower families to support each other as well as their children with sexual behavior problems. Beyond the silence, fear, and stigma are children who need adults with knowledge to act and support healthy sexuality and behaviors.
These important resources have become a part of the RALIANCE series of toolkits. We are proud to offer these resources and further the conversation about this important aspect of preventing harm.
If you are a parent or caregiver concerned about your child’s behaviors, you aren’t alone. RALIANCE’s Parent 2 Parent Toolkit can help. Explore the toolkit at: https://www.raliance.org/parent-2-parent/