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Sexual Development

  • This website has information on LGBT policies and research. There are also education tools available.

  • This website has several articles and educational materials about how to create a safe and gender inclusive environment for LGBTQI youth.

  • Explore issues that relate to transgender equality, like privacy rights, violence and bullying prevention.

  • This webpage has information on how to educate youth about sexual attraction and orientation.

  • This is a great article written by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry about how to talk to your kids about sex.

  • The APA has several articles on understanding sexual orientation and gender identity including articles in other languages.

  • This website contains information on sexual development in youth, including what behaviors are common and which are not. There are also tips for parents on how to address inappropriate behaviors.

  • This conversation guide was developed by the Committee for Children to help parents talk to children about sexual abuse. The guide highlights ways to discuss safe touching to children of different ages.

  • The Committee for Children has child abuse prevention and bullying prevention resources available for parents and schools.

  • Legacy Healing Center has assembled a great page for minority LGBTQ+ young adults and teens, including therapist directories to assist in finding an appropriate provider.


Nebraska Family Helpline: 1-888-866-8660
Boys Town National Hotline:  1-800-448-3000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline:  1-866-331-9474
National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline:  1-800-656-4673
Mental Health Association of Nebraska Helpline: 402-975-2032