Go Families! Building Adults' Skills to Communicate with Young People: A Training Manual

Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs
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This manual is part of the Go Girls! Toolkit (see "Complete this package..." below) and prepares parents, caregivers, initiation counselors and other concerned adults to better communicate with the young people in their lives about the unique needs, concerns and interests of adolescents.

The manual helps adults engage in nurturing, supportive relationships with young people through role-modeling and by building communication and relationship skills. The manual covers the following: positive communication, adolescence and puberty, talking about sex, talking about HIV, talking to kids who don't want to talk, being a role model, talking about money, talking about alcohol, and knowing where kids hang out.