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1 WELCOME SUPPORTING PARENT-CHILD COMMUNICATION

2 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Objectives By the end of this session, participants will be able to: – Describe developmental tasks of adolescence and how they affect parent-child communication – Discuss how to talk with parents about why parent-teen communication is an important factor in adolescent health – Demonstrate communication tips to parents on how to talk about sexuality with their teens

3 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Core Beliefs Parent-child relationships are crucial. Teens want support from their parents. Parents find it hard to talk with their teens about sex. You can make a difference.

4 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Community Agreements Mutual respect Attentive listening Appreciate others Maintain confidentiality No putdowns Right to pass Turn cell phones and pagers off

5 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Brain Research Shows Different areas mature at different rates The part that lets you think ahead matures last.

6 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Diagram of the Brain planning setting priorities organizing thoughts suppressing impulses weighing consequences of actions The prefrontal cortex regulates:

7 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Increased Hormones Affect the brains emotional center Can cause more intense feelings Brakes are still under construction Can lead to risk-taking

8 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Teen Social Development Becoming their own person Renegotiating their place within the family Peers very important Often challenging for the parent

9 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Teen Development Many Brain Changes – Under Construction - planning - impulse control - thinking ahead Becoming own person Trying on new role

10 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Teen Development Still needs parents -support -guidance -respect

11 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Resources for Parents & Teens

12 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council 2006 Copyright © All Rights Reserved California Family Health Council Resources for Parents & Teens


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