Per Public Law 115-232, Section 1089, the military is mandated to increase awareness of healthy sexual development in children and youth family members by assisting parents with healthy discussions with their children. The below “Parenting Resources for Healthy Sexual Development in Children and Youth” videos are instructional and intended for parents and caregivers. Some of the language used in these instructional videos may be sensitive to some viewers.
By taking the micro-learning series, participants should be better able to support the healthy sexual development of their children. These tools fall under the primary prevention lens and will provide practice based scenarios related to sexual development and identifying problematic sexual behavior in childhood.
The topics of the five micro-learning tools include an introduction to sexual development in children to stages of normative sexual development and develop mentally appropriate behavior for typical children. These micro-learning videos will help with how to engage in meaningful conversations with your child about sexual development. They also offer resources available, how to ask for help, and what to expect if your child is impacted by or exhibits cautionary or problematic behaviors.
For further information and training, military parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact the nearest installation Fleet and Family Support Center.