"Finding out the basics really helped us talk to our daughter about what it means to have a healthy relationship."
Joaquin and Estela, parents of 16-year-old Selena
Talking about Coercion
Everyone has to right to be free of coercion when it comes to sex. No one should be pressured, forced, or manipulated into taking part in any kind of sexual activity that they don’t really want.
Adults should help teens recognize what it means to be coerced or pressured and how they can prevent that. Teens should be able to get the help they need if they find themselves in a relationship that includes sexual coercion or other forms of abuse.
Information for Parents on Healthy Relationships
- Talking About Relationships
- Is It Really Love? Help your teen think about what makes a relationship healthy or unhealthy.
- Basic Facts About Sexual Coercion
Information for Healthcare Professionals
- Prevent Teen Partner Abuse
- Understand Mandated Reporting and Minor Consent
- Talk to Teens About Mandated Reporting
- Provide Confidential Healthcare for Teens
Information for Teens