The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment

The Talk

This is the talk we need to have with young people.


Many adults—especially parents—often fret about youth and the "hook-up culture." But research suggests that far fewer young people are "hooking up" than we are commonly led to believe. This focus on the hook-up culture also obscures two much bigger issues that many young people appear to be struggling with: forming and maintaining healthy romantic relationships and dealing with widespread misogyny and sexual harassment. What's more, it appears that parents and other key adults in young people's lives often fail to address these two problems.

Making Caring Common's new report, The Talk: How Adults Can Promote Young People’s Healthy Relationships and Prevent Misogyny and Sexual Harassment, explores these issues and offers insights into how adults can begin to have meaningful and constructive conversations about them with the young people in their lives. 

Read the report now.

Report & press materials
Read the Executive Summary →
Read the full report →
High-resolution PDF for printing →
Read the press release →

Tips & resources
Read our tips for parents on helping young people develop healthy relationships →
Read our tips for parents on reducing and preventing misogyny and sexual harassment →
Check out our list of resources for parents, educators, and young people →

Media contact
Alison Cashin
617.495.1959
media@makingcaringcommon.org

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