ERIC Number: ED296244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Where Do I Start?: A Parents' Guide for Talking to Teens about Acquaintance Rape.
Bateman, Py; Stringer, Gayle M.
This is a booklet designed for parents interested in helping their teenage children avoid the possibility of sexual assault. The first section of the booklet provides background on acquaintance rape, discussing attitudes about acquaintance rape, what boys and girls learn about sexual activity, gender different perceptions, and teenagers and peer pressure. The second section discusses open communication between parents and teenagers. A three-step process is described for the discussion between parents and teenagers: (1) the parent or parents together spend time getting ready by exploring family values and the teenager's values; (2) parents make a list of points to be discussed; and (3) parents set up the right circumstances for a good conversation, including a casual atmosphere with privacy. Parental modeling and methods of supporting the teenagers are described. Recommendations on dealing with a teenager if he or she becomes a victim of sexual assault are provided. Resource materials in the areas of sexual assault, sexuality, parent and teenager communication, marital rape, assertiveness, and counseling are listed. (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: King County Rape Relief, Renton, WA.