Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources for conversations about Sexuality and Gender Identity with Tweens and Teens. Here you'll find:
If you don't find a resource to fit your need, don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.
Austen Hartke, author of Transforming: the Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, offers a Trans Faith Resource list, including:
has youth-, parent-, and educator-based sites including short youtube videos on a number of sexuality and gender topics, including for people with different abilities
is a free online sexual education curriculum that meets National Sexuality Education Standards.
Kate Ott’s youtube videos cover a lot of ground from gender equity to dating to language and consent.
Scarleteen’s home page is all about coping with COVID-19 from the perspective of sexual and mental health for young people. They have free text, message board and live chat options for immediate help for kids suffering abuse (which is likely compounded in these stressful and isolating realities), or those feeling depressed, anxious or confused.
is for teens, by teens, with topics ranging from talking about sex in an immigrant family to dating abuse; from abortion to pregnancy; from condoms and safer sex practices to how to talk with doctors or parents – among many others.
Mental, chemical and sexual health services for the LGBTQ+ community and people living with HIV. Their Behavioral Health Clinic offers:
Many judicatories are urging an avoidance of intimate and/or confidential conversations on many online platforms to safeguard vulnerable individuals and maintain healthy boundaries.
The Inter-Group Association of AA for New York, Inc. offers some best practices suggestions here.