THE FORGOTTEN CONVERSATION THAT PARENTS REALLY NEED TO BE HAVING
There can be no denying that this new series on Netflix has captivated the nation and quickly become one of the most controversial shows in recent history. It’s gotten everyone talking – schools, parents, the mental health community, and teens themselves. The biggest issue that is understandably grabbing the headlines is the portrayal of suicide, which is the central theme of the show, and a critical topic for parents to be talking about with their teens. However, there is another strong theme in this series, and it is often overlooked. The show’s frighteningly accurate portrayal of our dangerous sexual culture simply cannot be ignored, and must be addressed with our teens as well.
Below is a link to an article that schools may freely copy and provide to their faculties and parents. The article describes the show, notes specific concerns that parents and educators should know, and shares how parents can talk with their teens about the issue of sexual violence.
If your school has concerns about a student or family, feel free to contact West County Psychological Associates at (314) 275-8599. WCPA provides mental health therapy for students and adults of all ages, as well as presentations for school groups.