Parents’ Tool Kit
Let's Talk About Sex
Parents, Do you know that you are the most important developmental asset in your child’s health, well-being and decision making ability? DCO is asking you to be a part of the educational process to ensure that your student enjoys success in every area of their life emotionally, educationally, and financially. We would like YOU to partner with us as we educate students on the benefits of avoiding the risks of sexual behavior. Follow us on our website, Instagram and Facebook to find out more!
The Goal of Sex Education
Policy Priorities: Why Sexual Delay Should be the Goal in Sex Education…And Why Teen Pregnancy Prevention Isn’t Enough
Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Education
What You Need To Know. This resources from Ascend is a great tool to learn what SRA is and how it differs from “comprehensive sex education”
A Comparison - Smoking vs SRA
The anti-smoking campaign is an important case study of the public health risk avoidance model for several reasons – download this resource to see why.
Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Education and the Success Sequence Rethinking Poverty Prevention
Quick Facts - Sex Education in America
Tips for SRA from Focus on the Family
The best place for a child to learn about sexuality is at home from those who care most about them.
NEW! DESIGNED FOR MORE –
PARENT LED AND HOME SCHOOL
Designed for More is a video series for parents and teens to communicate the truths about God’s design for our lives, our relationships, and our destiny.
This book is a resource shared in our Parent Power series. It is available online from Amazon here
Children need to believe their future is bright. The more disappointments they don’t recover well from, the less likely they are to dream. When they do not process challenging experiences well it can lead to defeat, rather than encourage them to grow and mature. Far too many children don’t grasp their strengths and, as a result do not believe they can overcome negative encounters. Apathy sets in. Discouragement persists. Arguments rage. Mental health suffers. Children need to be resilient and when they develop this ability and make wise choices it becomes part of their character. Furthermore, they need parents who help them to learn from negative experiences and who allow them a certain measure of struggle. In Resilient Kids moms and dads will learn the power and purpose of resilience and how to parent so as to make it more likely their children will utilize this character quality.
A 37-year old mom goes undercover as an 11-year old girl to expose the dangers facing kids on social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and Kik. Left unsupervised, young children can be exposed to online predators, grooming, and psychological abuse within minutes.
Parents have the responsibility to protect their children, mentally, physically, and spiritually- should they protect them from TikTok? What’s the big deal? Meeke Addison fills parents in on the dangers of TikTok and why they should consider deleting this popular app from their child’s phone.
Online Safety Apps and Resources
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. The difficult decisions that must be made by teens and their families during this very emotional time will be better decisions, that you will feel better about, if all parties are well equipped with the facts.
You might be surprised what you learn…
Are you concerned about the negative influence of culture, social media + outside forces on your child?
DCO has a created a workshop to educate and equip parents on info about the various forms of media targeting children and teens, strategies and tools to set boundaries around your child. These events may be scheduled by schools, groups or churches.