2017 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health

2017 Summer Institute in Adolescent Health
Birds, Bees, and Ongoing Buzz: Families Talking with Teens about Sexuality

Sexuality research gives a consistent answer to the questions, “Do parents make a difference? Do families matter?” Yes! Youth-family connections and communication are keys to young people’s healthy sexual decision-making. Yet, a great challenge for parents and families is how to think about, talk about, and guide young people on a positive path to adulthood, particularly during a time when gender identity and sexual
orientation are evolving. Additionally, new technologies continue to dramatically expand young people’s access to a multitude of sexual messages. How are parents helping adolescents navigate exposure to messages, some that may be contrary to their families’ cultures, values, and beliefs?


Monday, July 24, 2017 - 8:00am to Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 4:30pm


TIES Conference Center
1644 Larpenteur Avenue West
St. Paul, MN 55108