The University of Texas Prevention Research Center
for parents


The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering.
~ Benjamin Spock
We have gathered some tools and resources to help you make informed decisions regarding your children’s health.

In The Spotlight

Why Sex Education is important

Watch this short video to learn more about It's Your Game...Keep It Real, the evidence-based sexual health program designed by the University of Texas Prevention Research Center for middle school students.

Featured Resources

  • Parent Communication Factsheet

    Learn how to open the lines of communication and help young people make healthy decisions about sex.

  • real-life-real-talkReal Life. Real Talk.®

    Sign up now to host a Real Life. Real Talk.® house party and help your fellow parents become more confident, capable, and comfortable in talking with their kids about sexuality!  

  • spark action websiteSpark Action Center

    See the toolkit and use the resources of the Spark Action Center for advocacy and to change policies for children and youth.