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Parents and puberty: Helping families communicate about developmental milestones

This folders contains resources related to an information-and skills-based workshop developed in collaboration with Planned Parenthood of New York City. This workshop can be facilitated by school staff (parent coordinators, guidance counselors, teachers) to help parents learn about puberty and menstrual products; correct misconceptions about the menstrual cycle; learn communication skills to foster conversations; and receive resources for information and support. Please contact the Office of School Wellness Programs' Health Education team with questions or to obtain training and support at healthed@schools.nyc.gov.

Included Resources

This English language video can be used by school staff to provide parents with tips on the best way to respond to questions posed by children regarding puberty.

This English language video with subtitles, can be used by school staff to provide parents with tips on the best way to respond to questions posed by children regarding puberty.

This Spanish language video can be used by school staff to provide parents with tips on the best way to respond to questions posed by children regarding puberty.

This Spanish language video with subtitles, can be used by school staff to provide parents with tips on the best way to respond to questions posed by children regarding puberty.

A toolkit for parent coordinators for workshop planning. This toolkit includes: event checklist, timeline, and a sample invitation letter.

This English language event flyer is for promoting the free one-hour workshop to parents.

This Spanish language event flyer is for promoting the free one-hour workshop to parents.

School staff use this English language script and agenda to facilitate the parent workshop. The training design includes: the agenda, script, guidance for facilitators, supply checklist, and preparation checklist. 

School staff use this Spanish language script and agenda to facilitate the parent workshop. The training design includes: the agenda, script, guidance for facilitators, supply checklist, and preparation checklist. 

School staff use this English language list of resources to share with parents. The list includes books and websites to help parents talk about the facts of life with their children. 

School staff use this Spanish language list of resources to share with parents. The list includes books and websites to help parents talk about the facts of life with their children.