Youth Truth is a collection of real stories submitted anonymously by youth to showcase challenging topics to engage in conversation with a parent / caregiver.
Creating a safe place for your child to talk to you will help you build a stronger connection and make them less vulnerable to gangs.
Youth Truth is a collection of real stories submitted anonymously by youth to represent difficult conversations with parents and caregivers.
During our youth engagement sessions and research, it was revealed that youth have a difficult time talking to their parents about tough topics because they fear judgement, negative consequences, stigma, and lack of acceptance. To support and encourage parents to start the conversation with their children, we will share advice from professionals in the topic fields, resources to address the tough topic, and programs available to you and your families.
Read these youths' stories to gain insights into some of the challenges young people face in our community and hear from experts on how to approach the conversations in a healthy and supportive way.