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When the Topic Is Sex: Facilitating Parent Child Communication in the Faith Community

Cockroft, Marianne Channas

doi: 10.1097/CNJ.0b013e318257f21a
Feature: parish nursing

Abstract: Significant evidence supports that (a) parent–child connectedness and religion are protective factors against adolescent risk behaviors; and (b) children want to have conversations with parents about sexuality but parents frequently do not feel comfortable or knowledgeable to teach on this sensitive subject. Nurses can be instrumental in facilitating communication between parents and children about sexuality. This article describes a sexuality workshop provided by nurses in a faith community setting.

Evidence supports that children want to, but parents don't feel comfortable talking about sex. Nurses can help! Read about a sexuality workshop provided by nurses in a faith setting.

Marianne Channas Cockroft, MNEd, RN, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and teaches public health nursing at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Cary, North Carolina and is a member of a health ministry at her church.

Author declares no conflict of interest.

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