Education

Resources for Healthy Relationships

Learn more about topics like boundaries, consent, sexuality and more with age-appropriate resources for everyone, from children to adults.

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Online Resources

For Youth and Young Adults

  • One Love: Tips about healthy relationships, boundaries, and break ups
  • Scarleteen: Information on all things relationships and sexual health 
  • amaze: Age-appropriate information and videos on puberty, relationships, and more
  • Okay So: Free app for young people to ask experts anything about relationships, sexuality, consent
  • Bloom: All things puberty, relationships, sexuality for teens
  • Loveisrespect: Learn about healthy relationships and boundaries to prevent abuse and violence

For Adults, Parents, and Caregivers

  • amaze: Resources for youth (ages 8-14) and parents about sexuality, bodies, and relationships
  • One Love: How parents can talk about healthy relationships at home 
  • Sex Positive Families: Resources, books, and information to help families raise sexually healthy children using a shame-free, comprehensive, and pleasure-positive approach
  • Dr. Nadine Thornhill: Values, Facts, Myths – Three tips for having conversations about relationships and sex
  • Sex Ed Rescue: Teaching young children about consent at an early age
  • YouTube playlist of relationship and sexual health topics made for people with intellectual disabilities and disorders
  • Comprehensive Consent Instagram page
  • Safe and Secure Kids: Helping kids stay safe online 
  • Common Sense Media: Information to help kids build media literacy and stay safe in digital spaces

Reading List

For Children

  • We Say What’s Okay Series by Lydia Bowers
    • We Accept No
    • We Ask Permission
    • We Check In with Each Other
    • We Listen to Our Bodies
    • We Can Say No
    • We Are in Charge of Our Bodies
  • My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky
  • Will Ladybug Hug? Hilary Leung
  • Want a Hug?: Consent and Boundaries for Kids by Christine Babinec, MA, LPC, NCC
  • Can I Give You a Squish? Emily Neilson
  • First Conversations Series by Megan Madison
    • Together: A First Conversation About Love
    • Yes! No!: A First Conversation About Consent
  • Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect by Jayneen Sanders
  • C is for Consent Eleanor Morrison
  • Harrison P. Spader, Personal Space Invader by Christianne C. Jones
  • Me and My Feelings: A Kids’ Guide to Understanding and Expressing Themselves by Vanessa Green Allen, NBCT, M.Ed.
  • What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg

For Older Kids and Preteens

  • Sex Is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU by Cory Silverberg
  • You Know, Sex: Bodies, Gender, Puberty, and Other Things by Cory Silverberg

For Teens

  • S.E.X., second edition: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties by Heather Corinna

For Adults, Parents and Caregivers

  • The Sex Education Answer Book: By the Age Responses to Tough Questions Kids Ask Parents About Sex by Cath Hakanson
  • Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a (Sexually) Safer World by Ellen Friedrichs
  • May I Kiss You? A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, & Sexual Assault Awareness by Michael J. Domitrz