The following resources and links will be useful for parents.
The CHART Curricula: Provides information about the Draw the Line/Respect the Line and Reducing the Risk abstinence-plus curricula including the objectives and topics in each lesson
Find Youth-Friendly Healthcare: Provides information on the components of appropriate healthcare services and protocols for young persons as well as an opportunity to search for youth-friendly healthcare providers in your area
County Stats: View information and data on each county’s teen birth, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV infections rates and the sex education policy the school district/s in the county has adopted (abstinence-plus or abstinence-only)
Fact Not Fiction: Provides medically accurate information to Mississippi teens about sex
Advocates for Youth’s Parent’s Sex Ed Center: Provides information and resources for parents on how they can best support and talk to their children about issues surrounding sexual and reproductive health
Stayteen.org: This site by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a resource for teens who need answers about sexual health, abstinence, and contraception. Resources can be found in both English and Spanish.
Bedsider.org: Operated by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, this site provides sexually active young women (and young men!) medically accurate information about methods of birth control. The site includes interactive charts and videos that are interesting and informative.
Healthy Teen Network: Promotes better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy: Improves the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, helps ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.
SIECUS: The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States- was founded in 1964 to provide education and information about sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.
Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH)-PREP: The purpose of PREP is to carry out evidence-based programs designed to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually-transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS.
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)- Office of Adolescent Health: The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents to enable them to become healthy, productive adults.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)- Healthy You!: CDC promotes the health and well-being of children and adolescents to enable them to become healthy and productive adults.