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“No-one should become complacent, there is hope for all. Youth development is the process through which adolescents acquire the cognitive, social and emotional skills and abilities required to navigate life.”
- Erik Erikson, Identity and the Life Cycle, International University Presses
  Healthy Respect Abstinence Resources
4Parents.gov is part of a new national public education campaign to provide parents with the information, tools and skills they need to help their teens make the healthiest choices. There is no substitute for caring parents who are involved in their children's lives. If preteens and teens are going to make the choices that will enable them to become healthy adults, they need parents to talk frankly with them about sensitive topics like sex and relationships. Parents who have been reticent to talk with their teens and preteens about these issues now have a new resource in this website.
Abstinence Clearinghouse
The National Abstinence Clearinghouse (NAC) serves as an association for the abstinence community. The National Abstinence Clearinghouse is a non-profit educational organization that promotes the appreciation for and practice of sexual abstinence through distribution of age-appropriate, factual and medically-accurate materials. The Clearinghouse was founded to provide a central location where character, relationship and abstinence programs, curricula, speakers, and materials could be accessed. The NAC serves agencies and individuals on national, state and local level, as well as internationally.
Institute for Youth Development
IYD is unique in its commitment to a comprehensive risk-avoidance message regarding major risk behaviors among youth: alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, and violence. Based on data showing unquestionable linkages between these behaviors, IYD promotes a consistent, comprehensive risk-avoidance message for all these behaviors. IYD believes that if parents and adults provide children and teens with consistent risk-avoidance messages, young people are capable of choosing to avoid these behaviors altogether.
International Abstinence Association
The International Abstinence Association is a leading global voice that provides a professional network promoting the avoidance of health-risk behaviors.

National Abstinence Educators Association
The NAEA Board of Directors represents over sixty years of combined experience and leadership in abstinence education. The Advisory Board represents state abstinence coalitions, medical and youth development organizations, and diverse professionals who offer valuable insight and guidance to NAEA. Executive Director, Valerie Huber, brings significant grass-roots and administrative experience to this position as former director of a community-based abstinence organization and former Title V Coordinator Dr. Nanci Coppola, CEO of Program Reach, Inc and the Healthy Respect program is a member of the board of directors for the NAEA.

National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth
The National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY) is a free information service for communities, organizations, and individuals interested in developing new and effective strategies for supporting young people and their families.NCFY was established by the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to link those interested in youth issues with the resources they need to better serve young people, families, and communities.

National Physicians Center
With the assistance of an international network of health experts, the National Physicians Center for Family Resources (NPC) promotes medically and scientifically valid practices in public health and child welfare and produces educational resources for families and health educators. NPC's resources have been distributed in more than 40 countries.

Parents for Truth is a national campaign of concerned parents who are committed to protecting their children's health and future through abstinence education. The campaign exposes and opposes the harmful information often shared with students in so-called "comprehensive" sex education classes in schools. Parents for Truthâ„¢ provides parents with tools to talk to their children about sex and the value of abstinence. It also provides resources to help parents take an active role in ensuring that abstinence education is taught in their children's schools. www.parentsfortruth.org

Parents for Truth is sponsored by the National Abstinence Education Association (NAEA), a 501(c)(4), nonprofit association, representing abstinence organizations across America, who serve more than 1.5 million students each year. For more information about NAEA, go to www.abstinenceassociation.org.