Curricula for Parents


Curricula to help parents discuss sexual assault, sexual harassment, child abuse, and healthy relationships with their children

**Child sexual abuse prevention: Programs for adults** by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2011)
This guide is intended to provide sexual violence advocates with information about child sexual abuse prevention programs that target adults. It will provide information about the basics of such programs and an overview of evaluation research for these programs. This guide is intended to assist advocates and prevention educators in selecting or designing prevention programs, and to provide evidence to support them in advocating for these programs to funders and the community at large.

Table of ContentsCurricula to help parents discuss sexual assault, sexual harassment, child abuse, and healthy relationships with their childrentocActive Parenting of TeensCircle of ParentsHELP! My Teen is DatingLove And Logic Parenting ClassNurturing ParentingPackaging GirlhoodParent ProjectPositive DisciplineStewards of ChildrenWhat Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence

Active Parenting of Teens

Active Parenting of Teens from Active Parenting Publishers features a new video and revised program that addresses teenagers and technology, bullying, stepfamily issues, and teen sexuality, amongst other topics. It is also available in Spanish.

Circle of Parents

United Family Services / Rape Crisis Center in Monroe, NC uses the “Circle of Parents” program with a group of parents who participate through the Department of Juvenile Justice. The parents bond well during these 8-12 week sessions.

HELP! My Teen is Dating

Mike Domitrz, Executive Director of The Date Safe Project, produced a video/book training tool, “HELP! My Teen is Dating” that provides parents with the skills to prepare their teenagers for healthy relationships.

Love And Logic Parenting Class

The Love And Logic Parenting Class curriculum has materials that address parenting teenagers.

Nurturing Parenting

The Nurturing Parenting curriculum features several programs that are divided into the following categories according to intended audience: Primary (Prevention-Education), Secondary (Prevention-Intervention), Tertiary (Prevention-Treatment), and Comprehensive.

Packaging Girlhood

The book Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers’ Schemes by Sharon Lamb, Ed.D. and Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D., won a parenting award for its advice to parents on counteracting the media’s influence on girls. The authors are now undertaking a similar book for parents of boys.

Parent Project

The Parent Project is dedicated to developing training programs for parents who are raising difficult children. Among the programs offered are “Changing Destructive Adolescent Behavior,” “Loving Solutions (for children ages 5 to 10),” and “WhyTry (a resilience-building program for teens).”

Positive Discipline

Positive Discipline offers e-books, tapes, books, an iPhone and Android app, and other materials that teach life and social skills in a way that respects and encourages both children and adults.

Stewards of Children

Darkness to Light’s “Stewards of Children” program is a sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The “Stewards of Children” program is designed for organizations and corporations that serve children and youth.

What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence

What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence is a book co-written by Barrie Levy and Patricia Occhiuzzo Giggans, Seal Press, 1995. Email Patricia Giggans for information on how to obtain a copy.

CALCASA blog: Parents as Prevention Allies (links to an article about teen dating violence prevention)