Resources

Authentic Abstinence Resources

ABSTINENCE  ONLY  RESOURCES

(This is only a partial listing. For more, check www.abstinence.net )

Abstinence – It makes SENSE…!

Abstinence Makes the Grow Fonder

 

   

Brenda Sharman —  Pure Fashion  PureFashion.com


A brief introduction for Brenda Sharman, who speaks nationally on the topic of women and beauty, modesty, purity, and chastity.
Pure Fashion…
A Celebration of Style and Virtue!

Pure Fashion is an international program designed for girls 14-18 to help young women re-discover and re-affirm their innate value and authentic femininity.
Pure Fashion is a character formation program that enhances not only a young woman's external appearance, but more importantly, her interior beauty and balanced self confidence.

Our goal is to emphasize a young woman's inherent dignity and therefore create in her a desire to dress and act in accordance with that dignity. We understand that many young women today are losing their sense of innocence at a very young age, and Pure Fashion aims to reverse this trend by offering a fun, exciting and effective virtue formation program that can impress the hearts and minds of young girls at a very critical stage in their lives.

RELATED:
http://www.cmgbooking.com/speakers/65-brenda-sharman
  [Jan 28, 2011,  www.youtube.com/watch?v=koA1lWl932A  and  http://www.brendasharman.com/purefashion.htm]

 

 

 

Health Consequences of Contraceptive Use Chart
http://concernedparents.com/Abstracts/Why%20Contraception%20is%20not%20the%20Answer/Health%20Consequences%20of%20Contraceptives.htm

Parents, have you wondered about this?

 

Pregnancy Rate for Teen Women within Two Years of Beginning Contraceptive Use is 21%

To Repeat: At Least 21% of Teen Women Using Contraception Will Be Pregnant Within Two Years of Beginning Use

The average [pregnancy] rate for reversible contraceptives over a two-year period is 19% for all women. Various socioeconomic factors, including a woman's age, also affect contraceptive success.

    Thirteen percent of women using reversible methods of contraceptives will experience contraceptive 'failure' (resulting pregnancy) in their first year of use and 8 percent in the second year of use (13 + 8 = 21).

Contraceptive effectivness also varies based on four socioeconomic factors: women's age, union status (e.g. married, cohabiting, not in a union), poverty status, and race or ethnicity.

Of women younger than 18 years old, 21.1% experience an unintended pregnancy (due to contraceptive failure) in the first two years of use.1

[Ed.: The pharmaceutical industry and the abortion industry have been well aware of the "failure" of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy for decades. They promote the mantra that "increased contraception decreases abortion", even though they know full well that the very OPPOSITE is true — INCREASED CONTRACEPTION INCREASES ABORTION!!]

    1Contraceptive Failure in the First Two Years of Use: Differences Across Socioeconomic Subgroups, Family Planning Perspectives, Vol. 33, No. 1, January/February 2001.
[http://concernedparents.com/Abstracts/Why%20Contraception%20is%20not%20the%20Answer/Contraceptive%20Failure%20in%20First%20Two%20Years%20of%20Use.htm]

http://concernedparents.com/Abstracts/What%27s%20Working/abstinence%20chart.htm

Proof That Abstinence Education Works!! Resources, abstinence until marriage resources, abstinence resources

Concerned Parents Report is dedicated to reporting information and imparting knowledge to parents so they can empower their children to make the healthiest choice for their reproductive health – living a  chaste lifestyle

 You’ll find tips and helpful hints at this site… 

Check it out; you’ll be glad you did. [13 Oct 2010, www.teen-aid.org]

 

 

PROJECT RESPECT’S ONLINE TRAINING
 
Abstinence educators are taking advantage of the opportunity to get world-class training online. Their responses tell the story: "Thank you for creating such a wonderful way of being able to go through the training process." "The format that Project Reality utilizes to deliver the Abstinence message is awesome."
 
This is an innovative training; no other abstinence program has one like it. You can participate in this world class training by contacting Project Reality's Florida Office at 239- 659- 1095 or by emailing [email protected]
  [abstinence clearinghouse, 2008]

 

 

 

PARENT PACKAGE
The Medical Institute

knows how important parents are in the lives of youth.

To assist parents and parenting adults as they guide children toward a healthy future, MI has assembled the Parent Package and priced it to fit the family budget!

The package includes the newly released book Hooked, the widely popular book Questions Kids Ask About Sex, and the Tell Me NOW Complete Set.

For a limited time, the package is available for $49.99! That is $29.99 off of the list price! Go to www.medinstitute.org to order this incredible resource for parents.

[12 February, 2009, MI Responds to the Virginity Pledge Report, www.medinstitute.org]
  

 

 

CONCERNED PARENTS REPORT searches for studies in six areas:

"Understanding Your Teen," "What's Working With Teens," "Today's Risky Lifestyle Behavior," "Today's Danger with Sexually Transmitted Infections/Diseases," "Why Contraception is Not the Answer," and "Why Abortion is Not the Answer to a Teen Pregnancy." [Abstinence Clearinghouse Email Updates, 31Oct07]

Their website is a good place to start when researching these issues.  http://concernedparents.com/index.htm

 

http://concernedparents.com/Abstracts/What%27s%20Working/abstinence%20chart.htm

 

 

 

JUST SAY YES:  “LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP”

A skydiving theme is used to portray the urgency of developing a plan prior to making a decision that could significantly impact one’s life. Since the premier in 10/07, this state-of-the-art multimedia program has been shown in TX and San Francisco.

To book “Look Before You Leap”, contact Just Say YES at 972.437.0002 or email [email protected]. [Abstinence Clearinghouse Email Updates, 31Oct07]
 

 

SEX AND CELL PHONES: PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN

New technology brings new challenges. Make wise choices when you consider purchasing wireless devices for children. Become educated about new wireless technology and its capabilities and learn to engage in open and consistent discussions with your children about safe use practices. (abstinence.net, posted 29Jan09] 

 

 

ABSTINENCE THE BETTER CHOICE

Curriculum, Dept HHS approved, elementary & middle school, parent workshops, teacher in-service;  "Responsible Social Values Program" (RSVP)  •• 330-940-4240

Curriculum, Dept HHS approved, elementary & middle school, parent workshops, teacher in-service;  "Responsible Social Values Program" (RSVP)  •• 330-940-4240

Curriculum, Dept HHS approved, elementary & middle school, parent workshops, teacher in-service;  "Responsible Social Values Program" (RSVP)  •• 330-940-4240

 

 

Abstinence or Comprehensive Education

A report has been released exclusively to the National Abstinence Clearinghouse by Dr. Stan Weed in response to a Mathematica Study (released in April 2007) which claimed that abstinence education was not effective in preventing premarital sex.

The report by Dr. Weed is based on his work with over 400,000 youth in over 30 states throughout the last 15 years and proves without a doubt that abstinence until marriage education truly does work.

To view this study, please visit: http://www.abstinence.net/library/index.php?entryid=3210
 [Press Release, Abstinence Clearinghouse, 8 June 07]

Many more recent studies have been conducted on authentic abstinence education… check the homepage and the abstinence education research sections of this website.

 

 

AIM FOR SUCCESS

Curriculum, student booklet, staff development manual, student group manual ** 972-422-2322; www.aim-for-success.org

Curriculum, student booklet, staff development manual, student group manual ** 972-422-2322; www.aim-for-success.org

ALABAMA PHYSICIANS FOR LIFE, INC.

Brochures: "Sexually Transmitted Diseases", "Safe Sex", "Female Puberty", "Male Puberty"; Booklet: "Abstinence ONLY: facts & philosophy"; •• www.physiciansforlife.org

 

Avoid the Pain………Abstain!!

 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Character education curriculum which "helps adolescents learn responsible sexual and social values through good literature" — "The Loving Well Project"; •• 617-353-4088

A CHOICE IN EDUCATION

curriculum "Reasonable Reasons To Wait"; •• 703-263-1102

COLORADO SPRINGS PREGNANCY CENTER  CENTER

curriculum, workshops "Education For Life"; •• 719-527-5640

THE COMPLETE PARENT WORKSHOP KIT 
This interactive CD gives you everything that you will need to promote and stage a well-attended parent workshop on abstinence. It includes a complete PowerPoint of “Fighting Back,” a private use video of Keith Deltano’s video presentation “Fighting Back,” detailed instructions of the what to do and when to do it, and much more. Please visit www.keithdeltano.com or call 1-888-772-9683 for more information on this extremely beneficial resource! [Abstinence Clearinghouse E-Mail Update, August 16, 2006]

COUPLE TO COUPLE LEAGUE

brochures, abstinence wallet cards; •• 800-745-8252

CREATING POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS (CPR)

curriculum, middle school + lesson plans for grades 9-12 — "Choosing Healthy Lives";     •• 317-846-0386

 

 The Gift you give Only Once: Virginity

 

EASTON PUBLISHING CO.

wide selection of brochures, videos; •• 573-635-0609; 573-636-0545 FAX; www.eastonpublishing.com /www.hh76.com

EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE INSTITUTE

curriculum, anthology of classic movies with teacher manual; parent training — "Love and Life at the Movies"; "A Guidebook for Professionals and Parents"; •• 540-635-4420

 

Abstinence: Safe…Sure…Simple

 

FAMILIES UNITED TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY

PREGNANCY

Curriculum, ages 9-15 and their families. Includes intensive 7 week summer program, school year component, and home visits. ¶ Teen mentors — "A Life Options Model Curriculum For Youth"; •• 414-449-2868

FOCUS ON THE FAMILY

video program — "Sex, Lies, &…The Truth"; •• 800-932-9123

FOREVER FRIENDS

Mentoring; •• 903-643-3043

FOUNDATION FOR THOUGHT AND ETHICS

Sex & Character, excellent hardbound textbook for character and sexuality education; 972-661-1661

FREE TEENS

curriculum, comic book, parent training — "Talking with Teens"; Ctr. For Educational Media;        •• 201-358-1504

 

Free Love costs Too Much…

 

FRIENDS FIRST

curriculum, teen mentors; "Wait Training", S.T.A.R.S.

•• 800-909-WAIT

HERITAGE HOUSE ’76

Brochures, books, booklets, bumper stickers, videos, DVDs, pregnancy center materials (some have religious content); 800-858-3040; www.hh76.com

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE COUNCIL

brochures, videos, materials; •• 770-447-1598

HUMAN LIFE RESOURCE CENTER

brochures, materials; •• 773-239-6457/ 312-422-9300

 

Chastity: Intelligent…Responsible…Romantic…Free!

 

LAKITA GARTH / DOMINION ENTERPRISES

Speaker, plastic "charge card" pledge cards; 562-429-0357/ www.popularge.com

LIFE CYCLE BOOKS LTD.

excellent selection of brochures, videos, booklets;

•• 416-690-5860/ 416-690-8532 FAX; www.lifecyclebooks.com

 

The BEST BIRTH CONTROL is

SELF CONTROL

 

MEDICAL INSTITUTE

¶ medically accurate resources;

•• 512-328-6268/ 800-892-9484; www.medinstitute.org

NATIONAL ABSTINENCE CLEARINGHOUSE

abstinence materials and referrals;

•• 888-577-2966/ 605-335-3643; www.abstinence.net

NORTHWEST FAMILY SERVICES — FACTS

curriculum — "easy to use, effective program tools for school or community" — "Family Accountability Communicating Teen Sexuality" (FACTS);  •• 503-215-6377

 

Develop a PASSION 4 PURITY

 

 

POWER CORD COMMUNICATIONS

great brochures, T-shirts, CDs ** 254-235-3318

PROJECT REALITY

Curricula — "Choosing the Best"; "Facing Reality"; •• 800-774-2378

RESPECT INC

curriculum — "oldest and most widely used program in the world"  "Sex Respect";                 •• 815-932-8389; www.sexrespect.org

SAFE INC

curriculum — "You Are Unique"; •• 205-979-0302

 

SHORT, DR. RAY

Sex, Love or Romance:  Can You Really Trust Your Heart? Back in print! written by Dr. Ray E. Short, provides an excellent message that every abstinence educator will find stimulating.  NAC – (605) 335-3643 to order.

 TRUE LOVE WAITS

 

TEEN AID

curricula, large selection of videos, posters, brochures, etc.; •• 509-482-2868/ 800-357-2868; www.teen-aid.org

TRUE LOVE WAITS

materials, rally, ending to be used with various curricula (religious content);  •• 615-251-2307/ 800-LUV-WAIT

WILDING INDUSTRIES

dog tags, pins, buttons, fuzzy puffs with abstinence messages, locker mirror, key rings;  ** 800-241-1630; http://members.aol.com/wildingind

 

Abstinence Makes the Grow Fonder

 

 

OTHER RESOURCES
Illusions: Uncovering the Truth About Pornography
[Abstinence Clearinghouse E-Mail Update, August 16, 2006]

Developed by AWARE, “Illusions” is a two hour PowerPoint presentation for grades 8-12 that dramatically exposes the harmful effects of pornography. Through appropriate, guided interactions, students come to recognize that just beneath its seductive veneer, pornography is a dangerous underground world of deception, addiction and devastation.

To learn more about Illusions visit www.awareprogram.net or call 360-699-2384!